Care pro­fes­sion­als cel­e­brate qual­ity

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LAN­CASHIRE Care NHS Foun­da­tion Trust re­cently or­gan­ised a con­fer­ence to nur­ture qual­ity im­prove­ments in the way health­care is de­liv­ered by the Trust.

A range of speak­ers from Lan­cashire Care, NHS Eng­land, and the Ad­vanc­ing Qual­ity Al­liance at­tended the Qual­ity Im­prove­ment Con­fer­ence at the Marriott Ho­tel in Pre­ston to talk about ex­am­ples of changes that have re­sulted in qual­ity im­prove­ments.

This year’s event, held on May 12, also co­in­cided with In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day.

Dee Roach, di­rec­tor of nurs­ing and qual­ity at Lan­cashire Care NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, said: “This con­fer­ence was held to en­cour­age qual­ity health­care that in­volves pro­vid­ing ser­vices that are safe, ef­fec­tive, pa­tient­cen­tred, timely, ef­fi­cient and eq­ui­table.

“Qual­ity is at the heart of ev­ery­thing we do at Lan­cashire Care and the Qual­ity Im­prove­ment Con­fer­ence is one way to nur­ture and drive fur­ther im­prove­ments.

“The event went very well and was well at­tended.

“It was a lovely op­por­tu­nity to hear of im­prove­ments in the past year or that are un­der­way and that are be­gin­ning to make a dif­fer­ence.

“It was, as usual, great lis­ten­ing to staff pro­vid­ing first­hand real life sto­ries about qual­ity change and the im­pact these changes have had on en­abling us to be the best we can be.

“This year’s event also co­in­cided with In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day 2017 which is an­nu­ally held to com­mem­o­rate Florence Nightin­gale’s birth­day.”

Else­where in the trust, a series of smaller events, in­clud­ing cake and tea af­ter­noons, were held in which staff came to­gether to mark In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day.

In­ter­na­tional Nurses Day brings to­gether nurses, health­care pro­fes­sion­als and peo­ple who use their ser­vices to ac­knowl­edge the ex­tra mile that nurs­ing staff go to de­liver high qual­ity care.

Dee Roach, di­rec­tor of nurs­ing and qual­ity at Lan­cashire Care NHS Foun­da­tion Trust

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