Nursing Times Award Short list announced

Good luck to some of our neighbours who have made it through to the Nursing Times shortlist. The awards will be held at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London where the winners will be announced on Wednesday 31 October.

  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Promoting rest and relaxation in a cancer centre CCU
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Janet Beech for Cancer Nurse Leader
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Complementary therapies, supervision and wellbeing events
  • East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Crisis response falls team
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, SSI prevention for C-sections
  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The Way Forward Group
  • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Jacky Edwards for Nurse of the year
  • 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Pilot collaborative dementia and physical health clinic
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Electronic master patient index allocation system

For the full list please visit



Resource Watch: DoH Dementia website

“Dementia is one of the most important issues we face as the population ages. There are estimated to be over 750,000 people in the UK with dementia and numbers are expected to double in the next thirty years.”

At the Department of Health’s website, a dedicated section is being developed to include resources and best practice guidance …  to make it the first port of call for anyone with an interest in improving services for people with dementia.  It is already a most comprehensive collection, useful for carers and professionals alike,  with links to all the key topics eg: residential workshops, medication, elearning, research and the benefits of cognitive stimulation as reviewed by Cochrane.

There is also a Dementia Commissioning Pack which contains a selection of additional resources. These are organised into  four key themes. Within each page the resources are grouped under key topic areas.