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Third Time Lucky for Rotherham’s IV Therapy Service in National Awards

24 Mar 2016 09:27:13

Rotherham’s Intravenous (IV) Therapy Service has received their third award this year at the national BJN Awards.

Andrew Jackson and his Vascular Access Team came in third place for their clinical success in Intravenous Therapy at the annual British Journal of Nursing Awards this month.

This Award recognises achievements of IV nurses who have been responsible for progress, continued professional development and improved patient care within IV Therapy.

The ceremony, held at the ‘Underglobe’ in London, was attended by nursing staff from around the country to celebrate the best in nursing clinical excellence.

Andrew Jackson, Consultant Nurse in IV Therapy and Care, said: “The Vascular Access Team and I were really honoured to have been invited to the national BJN Awards.

“The ‘IV Therapy Nurse of the Year’ award was a very strong category with three very worthy finalists. It was a privilege to represent the Trust and to be identified as a team playing a key role in improved patient care within IV Therapy.”

For the ‘IV Therapy Nurse of the Year’ category, the panel consider how nurses contributed to IV Therapy nursing, how their contribution has impacted patient care, how this contribution can benefit IV Therapy nursing as a whole and any supporting evidence.

This is the third award for Andrew Jackson, who has previously been an ‘Innovator of the Year’ finalist in the Regional NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2015.

In his 20th year of service, Andrew was also the worthy winner of the Chairman’s Award at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s annual PROUD Awards, for his achievements in shaping Intravenous Therapy and Care in the hospital and local community.

Rotherham’s hospital-wide IV Service is recognised nationally as a centre for excellence in clinical care, with many Trusts modelling their service on what the team have created.

At the PROUD Awards ceremony in November, we heard of Andrew’s achievements in developing nationally and internationally used tools in his area of expertise, his contributions to national standards of practice and evidence based guidelines and international speaking in places such as Rome, Dublin, Istanbul, Berlin and Stockholm.

The IV Therapy team are also progressing the community IV pathway, which is demonstrating reductions in length of stay for hospital patients. #TRFTProud

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