Positive Practice Awards
Positive Practice Awards

Physical Healthcare Team

Everyone Counts Team Award - Non-Clinical

Gold

This dedicated team is hardworking and compassionate, and they inspire and support others to improve physical health, infection control and resuscitation.

The team have embraced the overall goal of improving physical health for people with mental health issues, and this has been done through training, clinics, audits, projects and support, working with frontline teams, service users and carers to look at innovative and effective ways of achieving improved physical health, resuscitation and infection control. 

One of the team’s biggest achievements was successfully achieving the target for staff flu vaccinations last year. And it’s not just about making sure people receive their vaccination. It provides an excellent opportunity for them to engage with staff on issues around infection control, linking it to the vulnerable people we work with and starting conversations around sepsis and the impact of anti-microbial resistance. 

The resuscitation team came into post earlier this year. In this time they have undertaken numerous site visits to understand the unique needs of teams. They have evaluated and updated the training in response to this. The team has a variety of functions that are quite diverse and always work so well together, supporting each other and looking for better ways to achieve their goals. 

In describing the team their nominator said: “The Physical Healthcare Team are dedicated, hardworking, compassionate people who complement each other to inspire and support others in improving how we, as a Trust, improve physical health, infection control and resuscitation. They consistently receive positive feedback and are always in high demand. I would love for the team to be recognised for all they have achieved.’

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