Three Journal of Health Visiting Awards for our community nursing teams

Posted on Friday 29th March 2019
Evelina London community nursing team at the Journal of Health Visiting Awards

Members of our community nursing teams at the Journal of Health Visiting Awards 2019

Evelina London community nursing teams picked up three top awards at the Journal of Health Visiting Awards 2019 on Thursday 21 March.

The Journal of Health Visiting Awards reward excellence in evidence-based health visiting practice and raise awareness about why health visiting is so important. The prestigious awards event, which took place at the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool, celebrates innovation, leadership and clinical excellence.

Janet Powell, Director of Nursing at Evelina London, says: “I am thrilled that our community nursing teams have picked up these three important awards. They provide amazing care and their work is absolutely vital for families in Lambeth and Southwark. I feel very proud to work with such remarkable people.”

The Evelina London family nurse partnership teams, who care for children and families across Lambeth and Southwark, were selected as the overall winner of the ‘Health visiting team of the year award’.  This award recognises their effective teamwork and positive impact in the community. Our family nurse partnership teams are committed to helping individuals to be the best parents they can be. A high proportion of the parents they work with have suffered trauma in their early lives, and the team make every effort to help in a sensitive and nuanced way.

Monica Sherry, head of nursing and universal children’s services for Evelina London children’s community services, secured second place for the ‘Leadership in health visiting award’, which recognises health visitors who have shown skill and determination in their role.

Monica says: “It’s an honour and privilege to lead such wonderful, talented people. We have achieved great things in sometimes challenging circumstances. These awards have given the teams a real boost.”

The Evelina London health visiting  teams also won third place for the ‘Innovation in health visiting practice award’ for their efforts to work more effectively than ever. Our health visiting teams have consistently exceeded targets relating to the Healthy Child Programme, seeking the best outcomes for our local children. Around 8,600 babies are born in Lambeth and Southwark each year, and our health visiting teams aim to offer the programme to each and every one.