Mental health nurses scheme shortlisted for national award

01 June 2016

London Ambulance Service has been shortlist for two national awards celebrating the work of our mental health nurses.Carly Mental health nurse

Our scheme introducing mental health nurses into the control room and our promotion of the scheme have both been shortlisted in the Patient Safety Awards, the winners of which will be announced at an annual conference in July.

Deputy Director of Quality and Nursing Briony Sloper said:

“The Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and it is a fantastic achievement to be shortlisted.

“We’re committed to providing the best possible care for all of our patients, including those with mental health concerns.

"We will be working hard to showcase the fantastic work we have achieved as a Service by introducing mental health nurses to the control room and the positive impact it has had.”

Now in their eighth year, the Patient Safety Awards recognise organisations that are striving to improve patient safety in healthcare and the judges were very impressed with the high standard.

Awards will be handed out at a ceremony held in Manchester alongside the Patient Safety Congress on 5 July 2016.

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Notes to editors:

  • Shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector.
  • London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK that provides healthcare that is free to patients at the time they receive it.
  • We have over 4,500 staff, who work across a wide range of roles based in 70 ambulance stations. We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area.
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