The NHS Nightingale hospitals were launched in response to COVID-19.
NHS Nightingale Hospital London provided a critical care environment for ventilated patients from local hospitals, relieving pressure and creating capacity within the healthcare system.
In developing these resources, we were guided by the following key principles:
- Patient safety: Reducing avoidable harm to patients, by working to minimise risk, and incorporating continuous improvement for high quality care.
- Staff Physical and Psychological Wellbeing: Looking after the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, embedding resources to support the physical and mental wellbeing of staff into training materials.
- Development of effective communication strategies: Delivering gold-standard communications across the organisation, cultivating strong relationships with members of inter-disciplinary teams and compassionate communication strategies with patients’ families. This is especially important in the delivery of safe, effective care.
- Evidence informed practice: Incorporating the best evidence, clinical expertise, the patients’ and families’ knowledge, wishes, values and circumstances into care.
Additional resources will be added as formatting and editing of documents is finalised.
Any names referred to within lesson plan scenarios are fictitious and not based on any real patient.
NHS Nightingale Educators' Resources by Health Education England is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.