Publish date: 10 July 2024

We’re delighted to share that one of the Trust's nurses has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award.

Melville Jimmy Garber or Jimmy, as he’s known to his friends and colleagues, works as a practice development nurse and ward manager.

He was shortlisted in the category of Nursing in Mental Health for producing an interactive, QR coded, digital booklet providing training on de-escalation techniques.

Jimmy said: “In the present climate of rising violence and aggression experienced by service users and frontline staff in health and social care, this project is tailored to practically address those pressures and create safer environments for all with empathy, love and care at the core.

“Empowering staff with the empathy, compassion, skills and knowledge to foresee, reduce and prevent violence and aggression and de-escalate potentially harmful and dangerous situations.

“Fundamentally allowing the opportunity for colleagues to meet patient and service user needs. This training supports the amazing work already being undertaken by the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA) team."

Using the content from Jimmy’s training, Harshil Gajjar, Learning and Development Partner,  added the innovation through the production of an interactive, QR coded, digital booklet.

Jimmy will now present in front of a judging panel at the Nursing Times headquarters in London.

Good luck Jimmy, we're all behind you!