BAPEN COVID-19 Service Improvement & Innovation Awards
The COVID-19 pandemic has required clinical teams across the United Kingdom to rapidly alter their working practices. Many Nutrition Support Teams (NSTs) had already been dealing with significant challenge due to the disruption to Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) services. COVID-19 meant that many patients requiring HPN were now required to shield; acute hospital services were dealing with significant numbers of patients requiring critical care and respiratory support; and community teams and the care home sector were challenged in gaining access to specialist clinical support.
NSTs across the United Kingdom have adapted their clinical practice to ensure the highest standards of care for patients. BAPEN wants to promote and celebrate the service improvements and innovations that have taken place across the country during the most challenging period in the history of the NHS. If you have adapted and improved your service please submit an entry to our Service Improvement & Innovation Awards in order to share and acknowledge the great work that NSTs have been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entries will be judged by the BAPEN Independent Advisory Committee (formally known as Faculty), a representative of PINNT and a BAPEN Trustee and graded as acknowledged, commended, highly commended and overall winner. All entries that are graded as commended or above will be featured on the BAPEN Website and promoted through social media channels*.
Entries to our Service Improvement & Innovation Awards should use the following headings with a maximum word count of 1000 words:
Summary of the service improvement and innovation:
Challenges faced and how they were overcome:
Evaluation and Outcomes:
* with the consent of the authors.