NAHH Blog

Health Education England – Green light for new nursing support role

Posted on 3rd June 2016 by

A new role that will sit alongside existing nursing care support workers and fully-qualified registered nurses to deliver hands-on care moved a step closer today as Health Education England (HEE) published the response to its recent consultation on the Nursing Associate role.

 

The consultation attracted more than 1,000 responses from individuals including patients, members of the public and a wide range of organisations including professional bodies, trade unions, health care and social care providers and commissioners of healthcare. The role will be given the title Nursing Associate. In order to get the implementation of the Nursing Associate role right, HEE intends to appoint ‘test sites’. Five workshops will take place in England in July so that HEE can engage with stakeholders on the scope of practice of the new role. Early test sites will recruit 1,000 students to start training for the new role in 2017.

 

To view the response to the consultation, visit https://hee.nhs.uk/our-work/developing-our-workforce/nursing/new-support-role-nursing

Join Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, HEE’s Nursing Director, for a Twitter chat on the @WeNurses platform on Tuesday 7 June (8-9pm) to debate areas of the consultation and ask questions.

 


Supporting older people with cancer and life-limiting conditions dying at home…

Posted on 5th May 2016 by

Barbara A. Jack, Tracy K. Mitchell, Louise C. Cope & Mary R. O’Brien have written this interesting article entitled:

“ Supporting older people with cancer and life-limiting conditions dying at home: a qualitative study of patient and family caregiver experiences of Hospice at Home care ”

Download the document below:

 

Jack et al 2016 – Journal of Advanced Nursing

 


2016 Annual Conference Confirmed – Registration Now Open

Posted on 24th March 2016 by

We are delighted to announce that registration for our national annual conference is now open.

The annual conference of the National Association for Hospice at Home is to be held at Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa, Bristol on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th September 2016.

The theme is:

“Hospice at Home – achieving national ambitions, making an impact”.

We are in the process of finalising an exciting programme to include keynote presentations from:

 

Mr John Powell
Corporate Director of Health and Social Care Integration, London Borough of Redbridge

 

Dr Jane Collines
Chief Executive, Marie Curie

 

Dr Fliss Murtagh
Reader and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Cicely Saunders Institute

 

Dr Ros Taylor
Clinical Director, Hospice UK

 


The NAHH receives highly positive feedback from two member services

Posted on 17th March 2016 by

The NAHH is delighted to have received some highly positive feedback from two member services about the benefits and impacts the Association provides for them.

Please do read these on the dedicated Testimonials page →.

The NAHH Trustees encourage and welcome feedback so please do get in touch if you wish to share anything with us.

 


Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive, endorses the benefits of the OACC measures

Posted on 4th March 2016 by

“St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield use some of the OACC outcome measures to inform our clinical services. We have over the last two years embedded these measures in to clinical working practices across the Hospice inpatient, community and day services. In this time we have seen the real difference this has made to patients and their families and we received a letter recently from a bereaved relative asking for a blank copy of their ipos so she could share it with friends and family and thanking us for allowing her and her husband to have the opportunity to complete this as it meant that she and he both knew that what was important to them mattered to us.

The use of the measures have also provided us with a more robust governance framework and reporting structures, improved MDT working with a framework enhancing equality of access to care based on need.

Whilst the time and commitment required to embed these outcome measures in practice is considerable and should not be underestimated the gains for patients and the organisation make this worthwhile.”

– Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive from St Lukes Hospice in Sheffield

 


Supporting family carers providing end-of-life home care

Posted on 4th November 2015 by

Barbara Jack et al publish article, “Supporting family carers providing end-of-life home care: a qualitative study on the impact of a hospice at home service”.

 

Barbara Jack et al’s study explores bereaved family carers’ perceptions and experiences of a Hospice a Home service.

To read this article, please download the PDF below:

Supporting family carers providing end-of-life home care: a qualitative study on the impact of a hospice at home services