TK2A News Archive

National VTE update event

Marie Lowe attended a national VTE update event at Leicester General Hospital on 13th July 2012. This was organised by The National Nursing and Midwifery Network (NNMN).

The day was an opportunity to learn more about national VTE policy and share best practice & resources in VTE prevention. Marie presented a poster about the TK2A VTE project, which then won best poster for this event.


Poster Presentations at the Sharing Good Practice Festival

Sue Pownall and Irene Ilott presented two posters about the dysphagia project at the Sharing Good Practice Festival, held at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 12 July 2012.


Prize donated to the Sheffield Stroke Carers Group 

A £150 prize was donated to the Sheffield Stroke Carers Group in recognition of their contribution to a TK2A study about swallowing problems (dysphagia).  The prize was awarded to the team for the highest scoring abstract submitted to the 2011 UK Stroke Forum Conference. The abstract title was ‘enhancing dysphagia management: facilitatede-learning works and offers value for money.’  

In March, Irene Ilott (right) presented the prize money to Amanda Jones, Stroke Nurse Consultant and Clinical Lead for Stroke, saying “The carer and patient members of the Project Management Group played a vital role in shaping the recommendations about education and shared decision making.“   Amanda said, “The donation is very welcome, and much needed.  It will cover the cost of room hire for our meetings for almost a year, and ensure we can continue to run the group, as many carers have said this is their life line, and often struggle on in their caring role with little support.” 


Dysphagia abstract awarded prizes

An abstract about the dysphagia e-learning project was awarded two prizes for the highest scoring oral abstract at the 2011 UK Stroke Forum Conference in Glasgow. One prize was from the Scientific Committee and one from the National Stroke Nursing Forum/Scottish Stroke Nursing Forum.  

Bev Bennett presented the paper at the session chaired by Professor Sir Roger Boyle CBE (Previously National Director for Heart Disease and Stroke) for the Highest scoring abstracts from all disciplines, on 31 November.  The paper was entitled ‘enhancing dysphagia management: facilitated e-learning works and offers value for money.’

The £150 prize money will be donated to the Sheffield Stroke Carers Group. 

The abstract has been published in the International Journal of Stroke, Volume 6, Issue Supplement s2 - UK Stroke Forum 2011, here


EQONS Project: Carolyn Taylor and Catherine Soreny, KT Facilitators 

Congratulations goes to; Catherine Soreny and Carolyn Taylor in gaining their MSc, which their dissertation was undertaken as part of the EQONS project.