Transforming Patient Care entry wins Paris Prize

A Swansea University nursing student has been invited to a healthcare event in Paris on the merit of her project that has helped improve patient care in Wales.

Anitha Uddin, Adult nursing student at the College of Human and Health Sciences was one of three winners of the 1000 Lives Improvement Student and Educator Community’s Students Transforming Patient Care competition.

Students were invited to submit an abstract outlining a change they had made which they felt would transform patient care, with the possibility of winning travel, accommodation and entry to the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare, which is taking place in Paris this April.

Anitha’s entry focussed on the importance of engaging patients and their families to improve the rate of attendance at cardiac rehabilitation sessions. It will now be entered into the NHS Wales Awards Student Category.

She said: “I am delighted to have been selected as one of the three winners!  I entered the competition as I really wanted to be part of the international Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare. I had heard a lot about the event and I really wanted to learn and get involved in it and now I am really looking forward to attending the event!