The team from the patient safety team at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for the Continence Promotion and Care award by the Nursing Times. The project to improve patient safety and implement staff and patient education with regards to continence management began in 2015 at Peterborough City Hospital lead by Michelle Porter, Tissue Viability Nurse and Lorraine Spindler, Continence Nurse Specialist.
Lorraine said: “We are honoured to be shortlisted for the Nursing Times Award. I am so proud that the staff involved from Health Care Assistants, Ward Managers and our patient safety information analysts are being recognised for their efforts. “
Annette Parker, Assistant Director of Nursing (Safety) said: “I would like to congratulate the team for working extremely hard across the Trust to ensure that continence is no longer a taboo subject. Teaching and education for both patients and staff on identifying the cause of moisture damage, or continence issues and the correct use of products prevents avoidable pressure and painful skin damage.”
Lorraine and Michelle will be presenting to the panel on 12 September, with the finalist being announced at the awards ceremony on 2 November at Grosvenor House in London.