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David Lewis Receives Prestigious Chief Nurse Adult Social Care – Team Award

David Lewis Receives Prestigious Chief Nurse Adult Social Care – Team Award

On the 23rd of May, David Lewis, a leading charity dedicated to providing outstanding support for individuals with complex needs, was awarded the highly prestigious ‘Chief Nurse Adult Social Care – Team Award’.

The nursing team plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of 230 individuals with diverse health requirements, from 16 to 80 years of age. Providing 24/7 365 days of safe care services, including School, College, Day Opportunities and Residential services.

The Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Awards have been developed to acknowledge and reward the significant and outstanding contribution made by nurses in social care in England. They celebrate nurses who go above and beyond their everyday roles to provide excellent care, leadership, and inspiration to their colleagues.

John Heritage, Chief Executive of David Lewis, commented “I am so proud of our team for winning this award. Following a recent inspection by the CQC, the David Lewis Centre retained a GOOD rating and was acknowledged for outstanding practice in the nursing service. The positive feedback from residents, families, and external stakeholders highlights the nursing team’s exceptional care and commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the people we support.

Awards like these highlight the industry’s recognition of the excellence we strive for in providing compassionate care to individuals with complex needs.”

The award winning nursing team significantly reduce or prevent unnecessary hospital admissions for individuals with various needs. Their expertise includes assessing and managing risks, overseeing physical health, and managing complex health conditions and epilepsy care. Additionally, they offer ongoing clinical guidance and training to staff.

Victoria Entwistle, Director of Clinical Services, Quality & Compliance of David Lewis commented “I want to take this opportunity to personally thank every one of you for the tireless work you do day in and day out. Without your dedication, we would not be able to achieve the level of care and support that we do. I am extremely proud of the team and this award recognises their contribution.

David Lewis remains committed to ensuring exceptional care and support across all of our services. The nursing team’s loyalty and dedication are evidenced by some members working at our clinical services for over two decades, accumulating 140 years of total length of service. They excel in establishing rapport with residents and families, leading to holistic and individualised care.”

The team holds various qualifications, including RGN, RNLD, RNMH, and dual qualifications.

If you are interested in looking at any of their services please visit their website on www.davidlewis.org.uk

Thorneycroft Solicitors appoint new board member Nicola Dickinson

Thorneycroft Solicitors appoint new board member Nicola Dickinson

Due to a continued period of growth, Thorneycroft Solicitors are pleased to announce that Nicola Dickinson, the Head of Volume Legal services at the firm, is to take a position on the Thorneycroft Solicitors Board.

Nicola’s new role will take effect from 1st December 2018, and she will take the role of Director of Volume Legal Services and Legal Operations.

The announcement follows a series of recent successes for the firm including the acquisition of Leathems Solicitors in Whaley Bridge in August and the sponsorship of British Superbike rider Christian Iddon in September.

Nicola has been with the firm since December 2015 and in that time she has made a significant impact. She has brought her considerable experience to improve the firms’ systems and procedures across their New Business Department, Portal and Litigation Teams.

The efficiencies made in these Teams and new structures put in place have helped the firm to deliver an improved Client service, progress cases and achieve targets set.

As a result of improved performance in these Teams, Thorneycroft Solicitors have been able to expand their business to bring on new commercial partners and grow existing relationships.

This has led to the Firm setting up their Credit Hire Team. That Department has now grown to encompass the Credit Hire Team and Employers Liability Claims Team. As a result of this growth, the Department was rebranded as the Volume Legal Services Department.

As a Board member, Nicola will be able to contribute to improvements across the firm with ideas and efficiencies which have worked successfully in the Volume Department to date.