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The Care Excellence Team

The Care Excellence team works to promote, identify and celebrate excellent care across Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), including in the Children’s Hospital and Maternity Services. Our team exists to continue the work that NUH has been doing for over 10 years where we aligned to the Magnet® framework to provide excellent care and successfully achieve maintaining Magnet® Recognition Status at City Hospital and Pathway to Excellence Recognition® for the Children’s Hospital in 2020. This journey focused our attention particularly on excellence within three areas - patient outcomes, patient experience and staff experience

Our workstream weaves its way throughout the 4 pillars of practice represented by the Institute of Care Excellence: Research and Innovation, Education, Leadership at All Levels and Advanced Practice, all of which form a part of the Care Excellence journey.

To patients, our workstream means receiving the very best care, delivered by nurses and interdisciplinary teams who are supported to be the very best they can be.

To staff, our workstream means working in a culture of shared decision-making, education and development through every career stage and support for evidence-based practice, research and innovation leading to greater autonomy at the bedside.

Contact the Care Excellence Team

Helena Edis | Institute Senior Nurse for Care Excellence Accreditations 

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Nikki Sarkar | Institute Senior Nurse for Care Excellence Accreditations

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Meet the Care Excellence team

Helena Edis

Helena Edis

Helena Edis - Senior Nurse for Excellence in Care Accreditation

Helena Edis is a registered adult nurse by background, spending the majority of her clinical career in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit. She also has experience as a theatre nurse and a Colorectal Nurse Practitioner.

Helena joined the Institute of Care Excellence in 2016 as a Chief Nurse Junior Fellow focusing on improving the care of patients with dementia in the PACU. She has also enjoyed roles as a Shared Governance Educator and Recognition for Excellence Lead, a role which focused on obtaining Magnet® Recognition for NUH. Helena now works as a Senior Nurse in the Care Excellence Accreditation team.

Helena’s professional interests centre around improving the working experiences and retention of nurses and midwives, and Quality Service Improvement.

She is a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Nursing and Chair of the Institute Shared Governance Council.

Nikki Sarkar

Nikki Sarkar

Nikki Sarkar - Senior Nurse for Excellence in Care Accreditation

Nikki is a Registered Adult Nurse. With a number of years working in Adult Critical Care in a variety of roles including clinical, educational and operational, Nikki found her passion in practice development where she has led teams on a number of service improvement projects of which gained local, regional and national recognition. Drawing on these strengths, Nikki had a leadership position preparing the City Campus for the Magnet® assessment site visit. Nikki joined the Institute of Care Excellence in 2021 to continue building on positive culture change. To further advance this culture work across teams and the organisation, Nikki also works one day a week with the Organisational Development Team.