Local Dignity Champion Stories

Added on 12/11/2008
Updated on 17/11/2009

Read here the stories of Dignity Champions in your region.
  • Best Care Home
    A dignity champion from the South East region has created an exclusive guide that only lists care homes that have been awarded the highest rating of 3 stars by the Care Quality Commission, the independent...
  • 'Personal Recommendations' of Care Homes
    A dignity champion has set up an initiative that encourages 'personal recommendations' of care homes. This is encouraging participation from the residents, relatives, visitors and staff of care homes...
  • Work of the Dignity Champions in Brighton and Sussex University NHS Trust
    Over the past four years the Trust has developed a well established network of 92 Older People's Champions, two for every ward and department in the Trust. These are usually nurses and healthcare assistants,...
  • Community Health Buckinghamshire Essence of Care
    Dignity represents an individual's innate right to respect and ethical treatment. Community Health Buckinghamshire has been developing the profile of Essence of care within community teams by streamlining...
  • NHS Oxfordshire Dignity Advert
    NHS Oxfordshire recently ran this newspaper advertisement promoting people's rights to dignity, privacy and respect under the new NHS Constitution.
  • NHS roadshow in Wokingham focuses on patients' dignity
    A roadshow promoting a new project aimed at improving the levels of dignity and privacy for NHS patients across the region rolls into Wokingham. Townspeople who visit the roadshow will be invited to record...
  • St. Joseph's
    In order to show the high value it placed on its residents, St Joseph's care home surpassed all expectations and put on a spectacular opera event featuring singers from the Royal Opera House. By 'thinking...
  • Francine Arrowsmith
    Francine Arrowsmith joined Gloucester House Nursing Home in 2004 as part of the housekeeping team. The dedication she has shown to the welfare of residents has made her a valued member of the care team,...
  • Eastern and Coastal Kent NHS Community Services Dignity Champions
    Eastern and Coastal Kent NHS Community Services recruited 'dignity champions' in order to support and encourage the privacy and dignity of service users within its healthcare settings. The dignity champions...
  • Pain Team
    Chronic pain sufferers have been brought much needed relief by the adoption of a uniquely holistic approach for a clinic run by the pain team at Milton Keynes hospital. Patients are now offered psychological...
  • Saucepans/Sexual Health Innovative Education for Learning Disabilities
    Saucepans is a multi-disciplinary, community-based child and adolescent mental health service, set up to meet the needs of children and young people in Southampton who have emotional and behavioural...
  • Malmesbury Lawn Staff Group
    Residents with dementia at a care home in Havant, Hampshire are reaping the benefits of film nights, garden walks and attractive new flower beds thanks to the work of a group of dedicated staff. Staff...
  • Brighton & Hove Care Home Audit Tool
    Sarah Fulford shares the work Brighton & Hove have completed on care Home audit tools.... Dear All, I am attaching documents we used to audit the provision of dignity in Brighton and Hove City...
  • Portsmouth Hospital Dignity Initiatives
    Dignity Links- In June 2007, (way before we 'needed' to!!) we decided that if Dignity in Care was to be viewed within our department as 'as important' as other issues such as Infection Prevention and...
  • Alzheimers Society South East Branch
    Alzheimer's Society Area Forum Meeting included branch managers & volunteers, a presentation by the south east regional dignity lead was followed by an ideas session for the purposes of their initiaition...
  • 6000th Champion
    Maggie Candy is our 6000th champion. Read here the initiatives she is implementing in her Care Home
  • Weight Management Clinic
    Read here how one GP wants to ensure that the management of overweight patients is done so in a sensitive and dignified manner.
  • Berkshire East PCT
    Berkshire East PCT's approach to the Dignity in Care agenda was to ensure that it was not identified purely as a clinical issue, but involved all Directorates in the organization. Read here how they...
  • Catherine Mullins
    Catherine Mullins, Policy and Planning Officer (Older People, Sensory Impairments and Wellbeing) from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM), reports on how the Borough is implementing Dignity...
  • Fatima Ba-Alawi shares her story
    Read here the story of one Dignity Champion from Portsmouth who has developed patient gowns to respect dignity for all those who wear them.