Nottinghamshire Healthcare has been shortlisted in two categories at the Nursing Times Awards 2016.
The prestigious awards celebrate innovations that are improving nurse-led care throughout the NHS and independent healthcare sector.
The Alcohol Related Long Term Conditions (LTC) Team has been shortlisted in the Managing Long Term Conditions category and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team has been recognised in the Nursing in Mental Health category.
The Alcohol Related LTC Team
The Alcohol Related LTC Team supports people with alcohol dependence that has led to long term physical health conditions and a high risk of repeated admissions to hospital. The team works with this group of service users that usually do not engage easily with normal healthcare pathways. Last year the service was independently evaluated by Alcohol Concern and recognised by them as ‘an example of good practice with change resistant drinkers’.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team support young people experiencing a mental health crisis. They offer young people intensive treatment seven days a week, in the community and at home, in order to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions wherever possible. They also offer out of hours care at hospital and at home to young people suffering with an eating disorder. The team see young people and their families through very difficult situations and endeavour to improve their quality of life.
Dr Julie Hall, Executive Director for Nursing comments –
"It’s fantastic news to be nominated for not one but two Nursing Times awards again this year.
"We consistently strive to overcome challenges in order to deliver high quality care and these two teams have really helped to improve outcomes for our patients and service users.
"To have been shortlisted in the two different categories illustrates the diversity of our Trust and the varied work we do. The teams should feel very proud.”
Nursing Times received 710 entries for this year’s awards. The Trust is one of 135 organisations shortlisted.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in October.
For more information, visit https://awards.nursingtimes.net.