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Community continence team shortlisted for a Nursing Times award 2022

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Community continence team shortlisted for a Nursing Times award 2022
14 July 2022

 We are delighted to announce that its Community Continence Team has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award 2022.

This team has been shortlisted in the ‘Continence Promotion and Care’ category for its outstanding work on a ‘Bowel Care Passport’ for patients with a spinal injury.

The Bowel Care Passport was developed to improve the experience of patients with spinal injuries who require bowel care as part of their daily routine and, when admitted to hospital, ensures that they receive the bowel care they require.

The document, which is kept by the patient, is also flagged on the hospital’s electronic system.

Alison Spearman, Community Matron / Continence Service Team Lead, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see our community continence team shortlisted for this national award that recognises nursing excellence.

There are over 50,000 people living with a spinal injury in the UK.  The team has gone above and beyond to develop this important process to help those who have been through a life-changing event. This passport supports our aim to enable those who need it to receive the necessary compassionate care and support to maintain dignity and live well with their condition.

You can find out more about spinal injury care and services on the following websites:

The Nursing Times Awards recognise those making nursing an innovative, patient-focused and inclusive profession. The 32nd Nursing Times Awards will be announced on 26 October.

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