The Queen’s Nursing Institute has issued a call to community nurses for examples of the ways they have innovated their services and care in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
While the coronavirus pandemic has presented “huge challenges” for nurses and their teams, it has also, by necessity, brought about “great innovation at a rapid pace”, noted the charity.
“We hope to share examples of practice to help promote learning and to drive improvements across the sector”
The QNI said it wanted to gather examples of practice in any community and integrated healthcare services to who how they had adapted to the “new regulatory and clinical environment” of the crisis.
Case studies from independent organisations, care homes and hospices are also being sought by the charity, it noted.
The QNI has set no deadline for submissions, saying this was because it anticipated that learning and adaptation would continue as new technology and approaches are devised and implemented.
QNI chief executive Dr Crystal Oldman said: “We hope to share examples of practice to help promote learning and to drive improvements across the sector by publishing selected case studies on the QNI website, print media and giving the opportunity of presenting at future QNI events.”
The charity said the process of submitting a case study was straightforward and involved using a Word document that can be downloaded from the QNI’s website.
Nurses will also be asked if they are willing to share their case studies with relevant nursing journals, noted the QNI.