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Whittington Health Team win Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2019

Whittington Health Team win Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2019

 

Alison Hughes, Vice Chair of ARNS was delighted to present the Whittington Health team  with the Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2019. The Award was made to the team for its work on group consultations with children with viral-induced wheeze.  The Awards ceremony took place on 30th October in London.

The judges said that the project demonstrated an innovative family-centered approach to the delivery of asthma care through group consultation. This approach enabled a forum for the needs of the parent/family and clinicians to be met. The judges felt that the drive and passion of the team was apparent in delivering this successful project. They believe the group consulting model could easily be adapted to other conditions, ages and settings.

Huge congratulations to the winning team.  We look forward to hearing from them them at our conference in May 2020 in Liverpool #ARNS2020

Public Health England publishes 2nd Atlas of variation risk factors and healthcare for respiratory disease in England

Public Health England publishes 2nd Atlas of variation risk factors and healthcare for respiratory disease in England

The atlas identifies opportunities for improving outcomes along the patient pathway from prevention through to end of life care. Clinicians and commissioners will want to investigate how these opportunities for improvement apply to their services and populations in order to maximise the best outcomes for patients.

The atlas is available here

Public Health England have is also asking for help in completing its online survey to help inform future atlas production.

The survey can be accessed here 

Congratulations to the Winners of ARNS Awards 2019

Congratulations to the Winners of ARNS Awards 2019

The ARNS Annual Conference held in Newport last weekend was a great success.  We were delighted to celebrate our inspiration winners of the 2019 ARNS Awards, which were presented to by Jane Scullion

 Rosemarie McLalalad – Winner – Respiratory Rising Star 2019 

Angela Haley – Winner – Respiratory Nurse Leader 2019

Respiratory Team of the Year – Runner Up – West Hants Community Respiratory Team

Respiratory Team of the Year – Winners – George Eliot NHS Trust Respiratory Team

Respiratory Researcher of the Year 2019 – Winner – Karen Heslop-Marshall

Longstanding Contribution to Respiratory Nursing 2019 – Winner – Gail Miles

 

Congratulations to all the worthy winners!

NHS England Long Term Plan – Positive step forward for Respiratory

NHS England Long Term Plan – Positive step forward for Respiratory

Last week a Long Term Plan was published for the NHS in England.

This is a positive step forward in the right direction and ARNS welcomes the news that respiratory has been identified as one of the five disease priorities.

What is now required is action to deliver this plan in a timely and sustainable manner across the next ten years and beyond. The recruitment and retention of nurses and other Health Care Professionals will be essential to this and their ongoing CPD. There is a Workforce plan for England due later in 2019 and all eyes will be on how comprehensive and fit for purpose this is.

It will be essential that ARNS continues to work with other organisations as part of the Taskforce for Lung Health to support, influence and lobby as required.

Download the Plan here

The British Lung Foundation has a blog regarding the Long Term Plan which can be viewed here

Ear Bird Booking for ARNS 2019 Annual Conference now Open

Ear Bird Booking for ARNS 2019 Annual Conference now Open

The 2019 ARNS Annual Conference will be held at Coldra Court, Newport.  Booking is now open.  We are looking forward to welcoming members to Coldra Court where we have an excellent programme planned.

Book by 14th February to benefit from the excellent Early Bird Rate.  

Book on line here

 

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