|Recording Care is a regional project which NIPEC has led since 2009. The project has developed a number of successful products along the way such as: an online audit tool and a method of improving record keeping practice through learning and development activities; a number of regional person-centred nursing assessment and plan of care documents; and Person-centred Standards for Nursing and Midwifery Record Keeping Practice.|
Current project work includes:
- Continued use of the Practice Improvement Programme for record keeping practice moving into Learning Disability and children’s care settings.
- Development and implementation of a spread plan across the five HSC Trusts to further test a regional approach to care planning in Northern Ireland.
- Development and implementation of a framework to evaluate the regional care planning approach in partnership with the Higher Education Institutions.
- Support for the development and agreement of regional nursing practice standards.
- Development of a communication strategy to inform frontline staff of the achievements and work of the Project.
- Development of a nursing Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for record keeping practice.
- Provision of regional expertise as requested to the development of a functional specification for a nursing component to Encompass.
- Working with District Nursing leads to:
- Review the nursing contribution to the assessment process within NISAT (including e-NISAT)
- Consider the opportunities to adopt the model for planning nursing care in community settings.
- Development of principles for record keeping practice for a range of specialist nurses including treatment room nurses and incidental charting.
The project has three main groups:
- Steering Group - Chaired by Nicki Patterson, Executive Director of Nursing, South Eastern HSC Trust
- Working Group - Chaired by Linda Kelly, Asst. Director of Nursing Governance, South Eastern HSC Trust & Suzanne Pullins, Deputy Director of Nursing, Northern HSC Trust
- Closed Working Group Strand 2 - Previously Chaired by Fiona Wright, Asst. Director of Nursing Governance, Southern HSC Trust