CHAT are finalists in RCNi Nurse Awards

Date: 08 July 2020

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Congratulations to our Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) who are finalists in the 2020 RCNi Nurse Awards, in the 'Team of the year' category!

The RCNi Nurse Awards celebrate the best in nursing across the UK, from innovative projects to inspiring examples of patient care. 

Service lead Melanie Pettitt’s commitment and vision have driven this multidisciplinary team’s integrated physical and mental health service, which has significantly improved the quality of life and end of life for care home residents. The team’s holistic approach puts care home residents and their families at the centre of all care, and its training has been delivered to more than 7,600 care home staff on 59 subjects. Emergency department admissions have plummeted and more than 8,400 hospital attendances have been avoided. All but 1% of residents died in their preferred place of death. Falls have been reduced and 39% of residents have had their medication reduced or stopped.

RCNi will hold a virtual awards ceremony later in the year that will recognise the exceptional contribution of nurses, including those who have lost their lives, during this crisis. Details of the event will be shared nearer the time.