July 2022 The recently published adult critical care surge plan replaces the previous published version. This updated edition of the adult critical care surge plan guidance follows publication of the updated national adult critical care service specification and adult critical care transfer service specification and framework and other associated guidance documents. It builds on developments in practice since 2013 and learning from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. NHS commissioning » Adult critical care surge plan guidance (england.nhs.uk)
Other supporting surge plans have been developed for the interdependent specialised services which would provide direct care to a rapidly rising number of patients within an adult critical care setting, in a surge scenario. Links to all the surge planning documents can be found here: NHS commissioning » Critical care services (england.nhs.uk)
November 2021 CC3N have now published the Registered Nursing Associate Competenciesthat have been designed to provide RNA's with the core skills required to care for critically ill patients under the supervision of a registered nurse.
September 2021 We are delighted to be working with Yorkshire & Humber Patient Safety Transformational Leadership Research Centre and Bradford Teaching Hospitals, to introduce you to the RebootCoaching Programme. The (free) Reboot Coaching Programme is funded by the Burdett Trust and aims to prepare Critical Care Nurses for highly stressful clinical events and aid recovery.
If you are a Critical Care Nurse in West Yorkshire find out more by visiting the YSQR website here >>> or by clicking on the flyer on our Wellbeing page
August 2021 The Professional Nurse Advocate Role is well underway in West Yorkshire. There is at least one critical care nurse who has completed or is undertaking the PNA training programme in each unit. Click the link to find out more >>>>>
Today there has been official confirmation from the Department of Health and Social Care that there is to be a £10 million pounds of this funding is to be dedicated to develop a new, nationally recognised, critical care qualification. Further information on this can be accessed via the link below
February 2021 CC3N have publishedCardiac Specialty Competencies.These competencies are designed to be used in Cardiac Critical Care units in conjunction with the National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses
CC3N have publishedIntermittent Haemodialysis Competencies for use alongside the National Critical Care Nurses Competency package in centres with on-site renal services (defined as tier 1 or 2 centres in the ACC renal service specification).