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Nurses recognised at inagural Fab NHS Awards

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A pathway for school nurses and other public health nurses has received an award at the first Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff awards.

The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff was launched earlier this year by leading NHS blogger Roy Lilley to celebrate examples of good care and innovation in the NHS.

The Academy hosted it's first awards ceremony today in London, to recognise some of the examples that have been featured on the Academy's website.

The winner of the Penguin Teamship Award was a pathway designed to support integrated working between the school nursing service, other public health nurses and partners in supporting young carers and their families.

The pathway was created by the Department of Health in conjunction with SAPHNA, the QNI and the RCN. The pathway currently has around 300 school nurse champions with varying pledges to support young carers.

Roy Lilley, founder, The Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff, said: 'The NHS is full of great ideas and Fab NHS Stuff has become a repository of excellence and innovation. Our followers do amazing things and by sharing these posts we’re ensuring we don’t reinvent the wheel, but continue to learn from each other.

'Today's celebration of fabness is our way of recognising and promoting the great stuff happening in the NHS every day. It is also our opportunity to say a huge thank you to the fabulous people who are determined to make a difference.'

Nurses were also recognised in the 5127 Award which was presented to the street triage team for people in mental health crisis as part of the 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in North West England. Nurse Jane Murphy leads the team which accompanies police officers to call outs when a person may have a mental health issue.

Other winners at the awards were the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust who developed an app which allows the trust to see live staffing positions in the ward and the Kingston NHS Hospital Foundation Trust was recognised for a programme that provides volunteers to help on wards at mealtimes.

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