Nominees for the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales award will be a Registered Nurse or Health Care Support Worker committed to providing the highest quality care to older people in Wales, in order to improve quality of life and to optimise independence. In addition to supporting the older person, the nominee will work with and support the older person’s family and/or friends, and work as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.
About the award: This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse or Health Care Support Worker who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of older people in Wales.
WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?
Either a Registered Nurse or Health Care Support Worker (who is delegated work by a Registered Nurse) who are:
• Working at any level within a clinical role or managing clinical services within Wales
• Practising within the NHS, Local Authority, Third and Independent sectors
- Able to demonstrate that their work and approach relates to and is commensurate with national policy and strategy within health and social care
- Through effective leadership able to demonstrate a central contribution to an innovative development that has made a difference to people receiving care
- Use of a credible evidence-base and/ or developing an evidence base to under pin their work for the project for which they are being nominated
- Able to demonstrate a safe governance framework for the service or innovation being described for which they are being nominated
- Able to clearly demonstrate the benefits the work has had for patients, clients, families and colleagues
- Through service evaluation, patient involvement and / or other means, is able to demonstrate a positive impact
- Show passion for the nursing profession by going the "extra mile" demonstrating a "can do" positive attitude