Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) awarded Team of the Year at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020

Date: 08 October 2020

Nurse Awards

Congratulations to Melanie Pettitt and the Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) on winning the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 in the Team of the Year category.

Melanie’s commitment and vision have driven this multidisciplinary team’s integrated physical and mental health service, which has significantly improved the quality of life and end of life for care home residents.

The team’s holistic approach puts care home residents and their families at the centre of all care, and its training has been delivered to more than 7,600 care home staff on 59 subjects.

Emergency department admissions have plummeted and more than 8,400 hospital attendances have been avoided. All but 1% of residents died in their preferred place of death. Falls have been reduced and 39% of residents have had their medication reduced or stopped.

The RCNi Nurse Awards is the UK’s national award for nurses, student nurses and nursing support workers. The awards are organised by RCNi on behalf of the Royal College of Nursing.

  • Summary:

    Congratulations to Melanie Pettitt and the Care Homes Assessment Team (CHAT) on winning the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 in the Team of the Year category.