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Local Nurses Win National Award for Work with Older People

A team of local nurses has won the ‘Care of Older People’ award at the Nursing Times annual awards ceremony celebrating the work of nurses.

At the award ceremony at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Wednesday 31 October, nurses and organisations from across the profession were honoured across in a night of recognition dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievements.

The team from NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group won the ‘Care of Older People’ award for the hard work they put in to create the Stop Look Care booklet - designed to support Care Workers and Carers who work in the city to care for older people.

The 'Stop, Look, Care' booklet is aimed to support carers with undertaking the National Care Certificate and can be used as a reference guide for families and personal assistants to promote awareness of certain needs and encourage referral if concerns are identified. It was designed for care workers and carers as they are in the ideal position to recognise changes in an individual’s condition by monitoring them and or recognising any deterioration in a person’s wellbeing, the booklet aims to increase awareness and supports the Care worker/Carer to refer on when appropriate. It highlights why different aspects of observation and care are important, what to look for and what action to take.

The ‘Care of Older People’ award from Nursing Times is designed to highlight the excellent care given to older people, which is often ignored. It is open to individual nurses or teams working in any setting in the NHS or independent sector who have developed initiatives specifically to ensure older people receive the best possible care or retain their health and independence. These include schemes to enable older people to live independently at home for as long as possible, to improve the experience of older people in residential and care homes and improve the care offered to older people in the hospital setting.

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