NAAS: ‘Outstanding’ Workshop for Nurses


Want to know why Salford Royal’s NAAS system was singled out by the CQC as an area of ‘outstanding practice’?

Find out how the Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System (or NAAS for short) ensures patients are kept safe and get the personal care they need, whilst providing staff and board members with a high level of clinical performance and transparency.

Fiona Morris, an Assistant Director of Nursing at the Trust, is ready to spill the beans:Fiona Morris 1 [w]

One of the questions I get asked often is – what are the secret ingredients that Salford Royal uses to develop a culture of safety in its nursing teams? How has quality improvement been embedded into our wards?

The time has come to reveal our secret… it’s called the Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System. Or NAAS for short.

If I’m being totally honest, it’s not that much of a secret. For some time now we’ve been sharing details of NAAS at conferences and holding adhoc events at Salford Royal with people who want to know more.

But now as part of Haelo’s Festival of Learning we’re opening it up to a wider audience with a special day on 9 November 2016 for anyone who wants to hear our story and learn about how they can implement NAAS locally. We’ll be sharing how NAAS is based on Salford Royal’s ‘Safe, Clean and Personal’ approach and has formed the backbone of the Trust’s improvement journey since 2008. We’ll tell you how it enables communication, accountability, team-working and leadership and focusses ward staff on ensuring patients receive care, which is safe and entirely centred on them.

You’ll hear from my colleagues who have implemented the system locally and can talk you through 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 standardisation of care, roles and responsibilities of all ward staff and preventing harm to our patients.

Despite all of NAAS’s achievements, we are not resting on our laurels. We’ll also be sharing with you a new development, one we hope will make it easier for other Trusts to build on our learning.

Want to know what it is? I’m afraid you’ll have to attend the event on 9th November 2016 to find out.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you there!

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