A team of community nursing managers from South Holland who changed the way they work to better support their patients and colleagues have won a national award.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), along with colleagues from the organisational development team, were recognised for good teamwork at the Healthcare People Management Association Excellence Awards in London.
The LCHS team were rewarded after setting up Supporting Positive Change in the Community, a project to help ensure they could share existing skills in delivering hands-on care and use additional skills to lead their teams and plan caseloads.
Janine Gargett, LCHS integrated clinical team leader, said: “We are very proud that our teams have gained the recognition they deserve, but prouder still that they are doing everything they can to support our patients towards having positive outcomes.
“Managers within our service dedicated their time to look at how they could ensure that the right nurse saw the right patient, at the right time, and that patients became more independent in managing their health.”