Bank Nurse Award finalist: Immunisation Bank Team

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Bank Nurse Award finalist: Immunisation Bank Team

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Team

This team has been pivotal in increasing the uptake of vaccinations in schools in the London boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow. Nurses speak at school assemblies to help empower young people in good health choices and signpost them to other relevant services as needed. The reliable but flexible team administers the BCG tuberculosis catch-up programme in Richmond and Hounslow, allaying any parental concerns. NHS England has referred to the team as setting the standard with its approach. The team has taken on the new nasal flu programme and reached high levels of uptake above 62% the second highest in London, behind a team with a cohort of only 107 pupils. The nurses ensure that they fill in for other team members who cannot work, and support each other and learn from situations in team meetings.

Picture credit: Barney Newman

The Bank Nurse Award is supported by Nursing Standard and sponsored by NHS Professionals.

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