The trust’s district nursing team welcomed Head of Community Nursing at NHS England and NHS Improvement, Sam Sherrington, to celebrate the great work being undertaken by our teams out in the community.
Predominantly caring for patients who are housebound, vulnerable and unable to travel to their GP practices, District Nurses and Community Nurses specialize in caring for people with complex wound care needs, End of Life Care and work to avoid unnecessary admission to hospital by keeping patients safe at home.
Invited along by Deputy Head of Community Nursing, Rebecca Hardy, Sam has been tasked with developing a national community nursing plan and delivering a community nursing safe staffing tool, which she discussed in details during her presentation to staff on the day.
As well as presenting, Sam spent much of the day chatting with staff about the challenges within community nursing as well as reflecting on the successes and developments our nursing team have made in caring for patients and families in our communities. In a short showcase of some of the best work and developments the team has made over the last 18 months, various members of the community team took to the stage to highlight their work through a series of presentations made to Sam, other colleagues and members of the executive team.
Following the event, Sam shared her reflections on the presentations and the showcase in a short video recorded for the Trust.