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Exceptional Care- Exceptional People: Colleagues come together for third annual UHNM Showcase

Colleagues from across UHNM came together at the Wade Conference Centre to celebrate all things research and innovation at the third annual UHNM Showcase.

The multi-disciplinary event, organised by UHNM’s Centre for NMAH Research and Education Excellence (CeNREE) and Quality Improvement Academy, showcased the achievements and successes of wards and departments from across UHNM through a display of posters and series of presentations.

Attendees able to vote for their favourite in four work stream categories (Improving Together, Education and Quality Governance, Risk and Patient Safety, and Research).

There was also a keynote speech from Professor Brian Dolan OBE, founder of #EndPJparalysis, a global social movement to reduce their risk of deconditioning whilst in hospital.

Prizes were given out by Ann-Marie Riley, UHNM’s Chief Nurse.

Ann-Marie said: “Today has been a showcase of the talent we have at UHNM. It’s important for our teams to have the recognition for the work that they’ve done, and we’re able to share that across the organisation through events like this. We continue to encoruage professional curiosity to drive improvement.”

Dr Ruth Bednall, Assistant Director for Quality Improvement at UHNM said: “This event is a celebration of the exceptional people we have here at UHNM. There is so much going on across the Trust that we need to shout about and share. The presentations we have seen today would have been quite in-place at a national conference, and their quality has gone up a level since last year’s event, so thanks goes to the hard work of our UHNM CeNREE team. It takes a lot of courage to have your work assessed and reviewed by your peers, so I thank everybody who has entered.” 

Dr Alison Cooke, Assistant Director of Nursing for Research and Academic Development at UHNM and CeNREE Lead added: “We have such amazing staff at UHNM and there’s such incredible work going on. It’s so important to be able to have an arena where they can come and tell us about it and hear about things that you wouldn’t have unless they put it in an abstract of their work. Its inspiring to hear,and colleagues who have attended today will go back to their wards and departments and feel they can do something too, as the researchers and quality improvement makers of the future.”

Sam Eaton, Ward Manager at County Hospital won Best Poster Presentation in the Improving Together workstream.

Speaking after collecting her award she said: “It’s very nice to win this award. We have been empowering staff with our Quality Improvement work and being based at County Hospital it’s been nice to attend this event and receive that peer support from the wider UHNM multi-disciplinary team.”