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Care homes team scoops primary care award | December 2017

Congratulations to the care homes team, who were named Nursing Team of the Year at the General Practice Awards this week.
The awards showcase the talent, dedication and innovation of individuals and teams across all aspects of primary care. They celebrate the projects and initiatives taking place across the UK.

The care homes team delivers education and training that compliments existing statutory training to residential and care homes with nursing within northern Devon.

The team’s entry focused on various projects the team delivers:

  • Nutrition education sessions to all the services supported by the team, which includes the use of the MUST risk assessment tool to screen for malnutrition
  • Nutrition link group with support from Emily Cruwys, dietitian – many of the services supported by the team have signed up and are attending this
  • Nutrition, dysphagia and oral care study day – attendees learned about nutrition from NDHT dieticians, dysphagia, oral health care and daily PEG care (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy – tubes put into the stomach through the skin)

As well as winning this award, they were also shortlisted for Clinical Team of the Year – Nutrition. Well done!


Care homes team recognised by Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care 2017 | July 2017

The care homes team has been recognised as part of the Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care 2017. Congratulations to the team.

The awards received a significant number of exceptional entries, and whilst the team did not make the shortlist, they received a personal certificate to formally recognise the fantastic work they do in providing free training, education and support to independent care providers in North Devon, including care homes and domiciliary care providers. Their work has helped to reduce the number of care home residents needing admission to hospital.

A message sent on behalf of Professor Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England, and Chris Pointon, co-founder of the #hellomynameis campaign and husband of Dr Kate Granger, said that they were impressed with the work the team is doing to provide compassionate care.

The Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care are dedicated to Dr Kate Granger, who sadly passed away in July 2016. Kate who was the founder of the globally recognised #hellomynameis campaign to encourage all health and care staff, whatever their role, wherever they work, to deliver care with compassion, recognising the individual and their care needs.

Last updated: August 14, 2019