Books Beyond Words prize presentation

As a part of the launch of the Kent Surrey Sussex Learning Disability Community of Practice in June, we offered an incentive for participants to complete the electronic evaluation forms.

This period has now closed and we are beginning to sort through your feedback, more details of this process can be found by clicking here. If you’d like to be involved in this process please email us at

Through a process of random selection of all those that submitted evaluations we are pleased to advise that Lindsey Griffiths from Sussex Partnership Trust has won a six month free subscription to Books Beyond Words application.

For more information on the application, click on the picture below.

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Call for Nominations : EKHUFT Barbara Mushett Award 2016 Launch

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation NHS Trust (EKHUFT) are pleased to announce the third annual EKHUFT Barbara Mushett Learning Disability Practice Award for an EKHUFT staff member or team that have gone that extra mile to deliver care that is person centred.

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Sally Smith – Chief Nurse and Jean – Barbara’s sister are enthusiastic to hear of about care for people with learning disabilities that is adjusted to the persons needs.

Previous winners have developed and used communication tools,IMG_0269

while last years award went to Kings D at William Harvey for the person centred culture and case study examples offered.


This year EKHUFT will give extra consideration to anyone from outside of the organisation that wishes to acknowledge the care and support provided.

To find the nomination form and other work that EKHUFT does with people with learning disabilities, please click here.

EKHUFT Barbara Mushett Award Winners – Kings D Award Team from William Harvey Hospital

During May and June, East Kent Hospitals asked for people to share good examples of care delievered at one of our Hospitals.

The award – originally presented in 2014 at the Community of Practice Conference – was created to remember Barbara who was referred to in Death by Indifference with her sister Jean Anthony. We are pleased to share that this year the judging panel -consisting of Jean, Helen O’Keefe – Associate Chief Nurse, and Paula Theobald – 2014 winner – were impressed with the quality and quantity of the nominations.

In the end the Kings D staff team won the award for an excellent example of using the tools and frameworks available on the EKHUFT website and going that extra mile to reflect on improvements for the future.

DSCF0153For more details of the award, please click on the picture above.

Daniel Marsden

Practice Development Nurse

My Healthcare Passport Research Project – Come and find out more!

In 2011 East Kent Hospitals worked with people with learning disabilities and hospital staff to create and publish My Healthcare Passport.

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Since then, along with using the Passport to improve care for people with learning disabilities, we have been working with NHS Ethics to get permission to do an action research project to find out how it is used, and how we might be able to improve how it is used.

We are looking for a group of stakeholders – people with learning disabilities, Hospital health care professionals, Families, Care workers and Community professionals to become Co-researchers in this project.

We are holding three Information events at the beginning of June about this project and what it will entail.

Action Research Advert pictureIf you’d like to book a place for one of the information events please download the below form, fill out and send back.

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Daniel Marsden