#TeamLUHFT shortlisted for seven Nursing Times Awards 2021!

Four teams from Liverpool University Hospitals have been shortlisted for seven awards between them at this year’s Nursing Times Awards 2021.

Steve Warburton, Chief Executive, said: "I am immensely proud to see that four of our valued teams have been shortlisted for seven awards between them at this year’s Nursing Times Awards 2021.

"These nominations recognise the incredible work of our colleagues at LUHFT, and that despite one of the toughest years, our staff have adapted in many innovative ways to ensure that quality care continues for our communities. I wish the teams the best of luck and look forward to hearing if they have won in October 2021."

Good luck to each of the teams shortlisted, who will find out if they have won on 27 October 2021 at an awards ceremony in London.


Shortlisted teams:

Intravenous (IV) team

  • Shortlisted in Infection Prevention and Control, and Patient Safety Improvement
  • The IV team at Aintree University Hospital successfully implemented ultrasound guided IV cannulation as a safe, effective alternative to midline insertion in the upper arm for patients with poor IV access. The innovation now reduces the number of failed cannulation attempts, increases first time success rate and improves patient experience.


Endocrine Specialist Nursing team

  • Shortlisted in Managing Long-term Conditions, Patient Safety Improvement and Promoting Patient Self-management
  • The Endocrine Specialist Nurses created an innovative and informative ‘Hydrocortisone Emergency Management’ education video for patients with adrenal insufficiency. As face-to-face group education sessions could no longer take place due to COVID-19, the video enabled patients to manage their condition in a timely manner and prevented potential admissions.
  • Photo taken pre-COVID


Ambulatory Home Ventilation team

  • Shortlisted in Respiratory Nursing
  • The Home Ventilation team based at Aintree University Hospital have transformed the way patients start home mechanical ventilation, meaning they no longer need to spend several days as an inpatient at the start of their treatment. This has improved patient experience, and also frees up acute ventilation beds.



Multidisciplinary CPAP team

  • Shortlisted in HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care
  • During COVID-19, a new approach enabled staff from Infectious Diseases, Respiratory and Critical Care to deliver Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) safely and effectively in a ward-based setting – rather than Critical Care. A multi–disciplinary nurse and physio led enhanced training package was implemented to upskill many nurses to have the knowledge to provide CPAP in other areas, easing pressure on Critical Care.