Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Trust shortlisted for two Nursing Times Awards

Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after the introduction of a 'Behaviour Swap' Learning Disabilities Flexible Resource Pack has led to being shortlisted for two categories in the prestigious Nursing Times Awards.

The Trust has been shortlisted in the categories of Enhancing Patient Dignity and Learning Disabilities Nursing.

The ‘Behaviour Swap’ pack was developed following conversations between staff and service users that identified the need for discussion and work around treating individuals with respect; be that service user to service user, service user to staff and staff to service user. The need for a resource was identified to support and increase positive, inclusive behaviours in our inpatient forensic learning disability setting. By working collaboratively, staff and patients developed the ‘Behaviour Swap’ flexible resource pack. The pack comprises a poster which is displayed on the ward and supporting accessible cards.

Sheila Lloyd, Executive Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, Governance and Organisational Development, said, “These awards recognise and reward inspirational work and making a real difference to patient care and experience in the Black Country.”

“Being shortlisted is an amazing privilege and recognition like this is always a real boost to our staff. We really are thrilled to have reached the final stages and are looking forward to the ceremony in October.”

The winners of the 2016 Nursing Times Awards will be announced on 26th October 2016 at a high profile ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel, London.