Trial of innovative noticeboard supports quality care

Searching for a way to simplify the wide range of quality reports and documents that enable ward staff to keep track of standards and performance, Roskear ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has been the first to pilot an innovative new noticeboard.

The Nursing Governance Board displays summarised headlines from the key reports in an easy and understandable format so that all team members can quickly update themselves on progress and successes, as well as any areas of concern where there is need for improvement.

The essential topics covered include, ward performance, quality improvements, infection control, patient falls, pressure ulcers, harmfree care, patient feedback, incidents and complaints, nursing quality indicators and risks.

Clinical Matron, Ian Moyle said,

“Communication in a format that is easy, quick and simple to interpret is essential for our nursing team at all levels. We know that relying on emails, briefings, team meetings, has its limitations in our busy working day. Instead of trying to display the full reports and expecting every team member to read them in full, we’ve condensed the information into the bitesize headlines most essential for everyone to know.”

Roskear Ward Sister, Holly Murrell said, “The Nursing Governance Board has enhanced the teams’ knowledge of the governance issues on Roskear Ward and provided a clear and relevant focus to support the clinical team in quality improvement”.

The Nursing Governance Board was an instant success and has already been adopted across the cardiology and respiratory wards.

Added on July 7, 2017, in News - Medicine