Published on: 6th December 2023

Yesterday, RNOH hosted its annual Nursing Conference and showcased the breadth and scale of research and improvement work underway in the nursing workforce  It was a splendid day, demonstrating innovation across a wide range of issues related to the care of patients with orthopaedic and other neuro-musculoskeletal disorders.

The quality of the poster presentations was superb and the oral presentations were fascinating. It was great to see so many fantastic nurses come together to learn, share clinical knowledge and expertise, and celebrate innovations in practice. Our thanks to keynote speaker, Dr Simon Edwards, who presented on 'the power to change: using the nursing voice for improvement.'

Congratulations to the winners:

  • Best poster presentation: Sharon Gill (Lead Nurse Neuro-Urology) and Elena Segui (Urology Fellow), for their audit on ‘Incidence of urinary tract infections after video-urodynamic study.'
  • Best oral presentation: Sanila Gurang (Ward Manager), Helen Landers Flynn (Associate Chief Nurse for Adults), Patricia Treacy (Senior Matron) and Noreen Galvin (Improvement Programme Officer) for their quality improvement project on ‘Reducing noise – a call from our patients and staff.’

And, of course, well done to the winners of this year’s orthopaedic trivia quiz, who won a tin Quality Street. If you also knew what percentage of human bodyweight is made up of bone, you too stood a chance of winning!

Our thanks to RNOH Volunteers - including Santa - for helping out and to all the attendees who shared their work.

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