Nursing Older People Award finalist: Care Home Support Team

Nursing Older People Award finalist: Care Home Support Team

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

This team is improving care home residents health through a comprehensive staff training programme and ward rounds. Training focuses on areas including falls and pressure ulcer prevention, dementia awareness, hydration and nutrition and end of life care. Ward rounds enable clinical supervision of staff, supporting them to embed training into practice. There has been a huge increase in the use of advanced care plans to ensure residents are managed in their preferred place of care. Staff are also detecting signs and symptoms of infections earlier. The project has reduced A&E attendance by 12% and hospital admissions by 21%.

Picture credit: Jim Varney

The Nursing Older People Award is supported by Nursing Older People and sponsored by Hallmark Care Homes.

Hallmark Care Homes


Hallmark Care Homes is one of the leading providers of high quality, relationship-centred care, with 15 beautifully furnished care homes across England and Wales. They are dedicated to providing quality environments and high standards of care, which enable residents to live life to the full. Hallmark Care Homes employ outstanding nurses that play a vital part in their care delivery. They provide exceptional career pathways for nurses from graduation through to senior managers, which include clinical and leadership programmes. If youre thinking of a career move, give Hallmark Care Homes a call on 01277 314191 or visit