British Journal of Nursing Awards 2019 success for SEHSCT Team
2nd prize in the 2019 BJN Chronic Oedema award was presented to Vivienne Murdoch for her role in the SEHSCT’s project looking to educate GP Practice nursing teams within the trust area. The aim was to ensure that all patients with simple chronic oedema in each practice were identified, correctly diagnosed and managed, and that the permanent staff in each practice gained a full knowledge of simple oedema management. Additionally, those identified with more complex oedema were referred to the lymphoedema team.
The project ensures correct management of each patient according to hierarchy of need, reduces actual GP footfall and ensures improved prescribing and therefore financial prudency.
The project was funded in partnership by the SEHSCT and the Local Commissioning Group, and has successfully received a 2ndyear of project funding.
The other team members were Helen Creighton (Pharmacy) and Pippa McCabe (lymphoedema).
Well done SEHSCT team!!