The Nursing Delivery Unit is an exciting new initiative whose purpose is to ensure that quality nursing care is delivered throughout BSUH.
Through collaborative working with all of the divisional nursing teams, the NDU will provide support in a number of different ways:
Publication of best practice guides for a number of initiatives
Diagnostics and process evaluation
Promoting and facilitating change
Facilitation of research into practice
Focused support and education
- Monitoring of improvement
- Publication of performance
The NDU is headed up by Matt Hutchinson, Associate Chief Nurse for Quality, Practice and Standards who reports directly to the Chief Nurse.
The NDU will be ensuring that the High Impact Actions for Nursing as recently outlined by the Department of Health are introduced within the Trust and that the “Safer Smarter Nursing” Metrics are developed to help the improvement cycle.
Practice development and clinical education is key to improving quality and this will now be led by the nursing delivery unit to ensure that it fits with the quality agenda and will provide focused support where required.
The safeguarding of vulnerable adults also comes under the remit of the NDU and will remain a high priority.
Main objectives of the NDU
- Facilitate the delivery of Key National and local nursing objectives
Development and monitoring of metrics to measure quality and performance through nurse sensitive indicators
Delivering practice education and development aligned to Trust objectives and patient experience
Ensuring vulnerable adults are protected from harm
Setting and monitoring the standards that our patients should expect
Ensuring quality is at the heart of nursing in BSUH
Office hours generally but the team are able to work at anytime by prior arrangement.