13 November 2015

Trust wins prestigious Nursing Times Award

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The Trust has won a Nursing Times award for the Care of Older People. The award is in recognition of the work led by the teams on Sally Sherman ward and the Lodges to reduce levels of physical violence.

The Nursing Times Awards recognise innovation in healthcare and celebrate initiatives that improve patient outcomes.  This year, the Nursing Times received over 800 entries from over 300 organisations.  The Trust was shortlisted alongside seven other healthcare providers in the Care of Older People Category.

The Trust has been working in partnership with our staff, service users and carers to test and implement ideas that can improve outcomes and experience of care, in pursuit of our mission to provide the highest quality mental health and community care in England.

The winning project from ELFT was aimed at reducing levels of violence and aggression on older people’s wards in Hackney and Newham.  The project involved testing and implementing a number of creative changes including a sensory room, increased activities, pet therapy and noise reduction.

The project succeeded in reducing violent incidents by 50% over the course of one year.  Staff injuries were reduced by more than 60% and the Trust estimated reduced costs associated with a reduction of violence of close to £60,000.

RCPsych Awards 2015


Congratulations also to the MHCOP team for being shortlisted for Psychiatric Team of the Year: Older age adults at the RCPsych Awards in November.


BMJ Quality platformThe Safer Wards: reducing violence on older people’s mental health wards project was also published in the BMJ Quality Journal, find that and more in our completed and successful QI project section…


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