We would like to welcome Eve Geldart to the networks team. Eve is on secondment from Harrogate Hospital for a 12 month period as the QI Clinical Educator for the West & South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Critical Care Networks. I'm sure you will meet her at some point during the next year.
August 2023 The Intensive Care Society have published an update to it’s Critcon Levels, with the intention for units to start using them in DoS by the 14th of August. Statement
CC3N – Critical Care Network Lead Nurses National Group National Adult Critical Care Nursing Workforce Retention Survey Overview Report 2022 is now available. The survey was developed as a method of gathering both qualitative and quantitative self-reported data from nurses currently working on adult critical care units. All survey data collected was anonymous. The aim of the survey was to help gain better understand how nurses feel about their roles, focusing on factors that may affect their wellbeing and any intentions they may have to leave.
December 2022 Launch of the Critical Care Outreach Practitioner Framework We are delighted to announce the publication of the Critical Care Outreach Practitioner (CCOP) Framework. This eagerly awaited competency-based document will facilitate the structured development and career progression of post registration Health Care Professionals (HCPs) working in critical care outreach or equivalent service, and introduce a system of credentialing recognised by CCOPs, hospital managers, clinical and educational commissioners, HEIs, national regulators and the public. Follow the link for more information >>>>>
NECTAR Adult Critical Care Transfer Service has been commissioned to provide a service in Yorkshire & Humber for Winter. The service is operational from December 1st and will provide non time critical transfers between the hours of 10.00 - 22.00 7 days a week. To contact NECTAR phone:01912 826699
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).