20 Nov 2015
The award, which the team actually won last year, is designed to recognise and reward the hard work and innovation carried out in UK surgeries. This year the team was nominated due to their collaborative work with the trust’s Ealing liaison psychiatry service, which aimed to improve diagnosis and management of patients with dementia.
The team studied dementia patients at Ealing Hospital to determine how these patients could have avoided an inpatient stay. They also delivered dementia training to 93% of staff working with Ealing community services. The General Practice Awards judges were impressed by the scope of the team’s work, the amount of people they managed to train, and how they worked across trusts for the benefit of patients.
Linda Nazarko, consultant nurse and leader of the project, said: “I am delighted that the team’s work has been acknowledged by being shortlisted for this prestigious award. I’d like to thank all of the community and intermediate care team leaders, and our colleagues at Ealing Hospital who supported our research on the wards.”
The team will be attending the awards ceremony on Thursday 26 November at the Lancaster Hotel in London.