UHNM staff shortlisted for Nursing Times awards

A number of staff from University Hospitals of North Midlands will be heading to London later this year hoping to win a coveted Nursing Times award. The teams have been shortlisted in a variety of categories and will be hoping to scoop the top prize at what is one of the most prestigious nursing awards events.

In total, UHNM feature in five separate categories, highlighting the real impact that their innovation and care is having upon patients.

The shortlisted categories are:

Enhancing Patient Dignity: Older Adults Team

Infection Prevention and Control – Infection Prevention Team

Nursing in Mental Health – Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Patient Safety Improvement: Estates and Facilities & Dietitians, for improving the orders and choice of food for patients.

Rising Star: Tom Evans, Divisional Clinical Lead Nurse – Mental Health.

Liz Rix, Chief Nurse, said: "We are extremely proud of all our staff who have been shortlisted for this year's Nursing Times awards. The awards are an extremely prestigious event and it's really pleasing to the see the excellent day to day work that goes on at UHNM be recognised in this way. To be shortlisted in five separate categories highlights how our high standards are being replicated throughout the Trust.

"Our staff have consistently shown they are willing to go the extra mile for our patients and I would like to wish all those who have been nominated the very best of luck for the ceremony."

Now in their 27th year, the Nursing Times Awards are the most respected and relevant awards in the nursing and healthcare sector and offer recognition for the innovative and excellent care that nurses at all levels provide across the UK.

The winners of the 2017 Nursing Times Awards will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on 2 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.