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BMI Healthcare nursing initiative to be used nationally

BMI Healthcare : 14 January, 2014  (Company News)
The 6Cs nursing initiative set up by BMI Healthcare in one of its facilities is now to be rolled out nationally across the group
BMI Healthcare nursing initiative to be used nationally


A nursing initiative, set up at BMI The King’s Oak and Cavell Hospital in Enfield, is being used as the model for a national roll out across its parent company’s network of 66 UK hospitals.



The initiative, I Love the 6Cs, was introduced at BMI The King’s Oak and Cavell Hospitals by Director of Nursing Dr Lorraine Kelly in January 2013 following the publication of the Compassion in Practice strategy by the Department of Health in December 2012.  The Compassion in Practice strategy was written by the NHS Commissioning Board Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings and Department of Health Director of Nursing Professor Viv Bennett and sets out a model for nursing to meet future health needs. The values or 6Cs highlighted in the report are care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.



The strategy states that all NHS staff, not just nurses and midwives, need to ‘embrace’ its core values. “Patient care has always been something we have taken very seriously at BMI The King’s Oak and Cavell Hospital,” Lorraine commented. “Coming from an NHS background I always look to it for the latest research and best practice guidelines. Following on from the publication of the new strategy I wanted to embed the 6Cs into every aspect of care to further enhance the supportive organisational culture available at The King’s Oak and Cavell Hospitals.”



As part of the 6Cs initiative at BMI The Kings Oak and Cavell Hospitals’ Lorraine, the Hospital’s Executive Director David Henderson and the senior management team have introduced staff and patient forums to address where issues are present and where support was needed, regimes for daily ward visits involving the senior management team visiting patients on the wards every day to discuss their care and any issues they may have had, a friends and family test for patients asking if they would recommend the hospital and the treatment they received, peer reviewed audits to promote best practice and empower staff to take pride in all aspects of the hospital and clinical days to provide training, inspiration and motivation to all staff from an external speaker.



Improvements for staff support have also been delivered through effective leadership, development and training and by supporting the emotional wellbeing of staff through the provision of a trained psychiatrist to help with bereavements counselling or any other emotional issues they may have encountered in carrying out their role in the hospital. Management visibility at the hospital has also been increased to ensure team members feel confident raising any issues or concerns. Improvements have also been made to the training and visibility around incident reporting to increase organisational understanding of the important role it plays in improving clinical practice.



“The 6C initiative has proved to be very popular with the entire team at BMI The King’s Oak and Cavell Hospitals,” Lorraine commented. “Our strategy has been for continuous improvement and our initiative is part of an on-going development process to embed its core values into each and every one of our team members. Patient centred care is our ethos at BMI The King’s Oak and Cavell Hospitals and our 6Cs initiative will empower our nurses, healthcare assistants and all team members to do their job with compassion, competence, care, courage and commitment, while communicating well with their patients and colleagues”



Since the launch of the I Love the 6Cs Initiative at BMI The King’s Oak and Cavell Hospitals the percentage of people who would definitely recommend the hospitals to their friends and family leaped from 86% to 96.5%.



“Patient care, compassion, courage, commitment, competence and communication are fundamental to our core values,” Commented BMI The King’s Oak and Cavell’s Executive Director David Henderson. “Our aim in launching the I Love the 6Cs initiative was to provide a platform from which our team could excel and better meet the needs of our patients and consultants. As a healthcare provider we have to constantly adapt to meet and exceed the needs of our patients. Our patients, consultant and staff demand high standards and through this initiative we are confident that we can deliver it to them.”


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