NAAS: Provide ‘outstanding’ nursing care

Festival of Learning 2016: NAAS Workshop

09 November 2016

The (not so) secret ingredient which caused the unique transformation in 2008 of nursing culture and safety at Salford NHS – owned and developed by nurses – is the Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System. Or NAAS for short.

A framework singled out by the CQC as an area of ‘outstanding practice’, NAAS ensures Salford Royal’s patients are kept safe and get the personal care they need, while providing staff and board members with a high level of clinical performance and transparency.

As part of Haelo’s Festival of Learning, we are opening an expert NAAS workshop, for anyone who wants to hear the story and how to implement NAAS locally – led by Lead Nurse, Corporate Services, Fiona Morris.

If you’re interested in finding more about NAAS for the interest of your organisation, and more importantly your patients…

Register for the NAAS workshop now

You’ll hear from experts who have implemented the system locally and can provide insight to the hurdles and barriers they’ve overcome. You’ll hear first-hand how senior nurses and matrons have used NAAS to lead their wards to become the best performing wards in the Trust with achievements including meeting safe staffing levels, having fewer patient falls on the ward and marking over three years without an MRSA infection.

This performance assessment framework is based on the Trust’s Safe, Clean, Personal approach to service delivery and combines Key Performance Indicators and Essence of Care standards.

Understand how to use the NAAS and see it in action on Salford Royal’s wards. Over the day, participants will develop a local action plan for how they might implement a ward assessment / accreditation system in their local setting.

The framework has been fundamental at SRFT NHS, and a system we are proud of.

For this, and plenty more in store, attend the event on Wednesday 9 November 2016 to find out more: Improving culture, quality & assurance: The Salford Royal NAAS.


Dedicated NAAS visits are in demand, including our most recent international visitor from New Zealand – Hear about Jenny Parr’s visit to Salford.

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