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Submission Guidance

On applying to submit a positive or innovative practice for inclusion to the PIRAMHIDS you will be asked to complete a submission template.  The following information offers guidance helping you to complete the template.  You may choose to print this page as a quick reference guide or information icons are available to help you through the process on the submission form.

a) Practice title:
  Practice should be clearly titled.

b) Practice summary:
A brief ‘strap-line’ or summary statement highlighting the purpose/aim of the practice should be stated identifying who the practice is targeting and the care setting where relevant. Example of Practice Summary: Glasgow Perinatal Mental Health Service
Established a staffing rota so inpatient staff nurses rotate into the community and take on community cases under the supervision of CPNs. Two E-Grade nurses are in the community at any one time. The aim has been to break down traditional barriers between in and outpatient services, enabling staff to see themselves as one service, to provide seamless follow-up for discharged inpatients, who can often be seen in the community by their inpatient key worker, and to motivate inpatient staff to develop autonomy, skills and therapeutic interventions which can enhance their care of inpatients. The feedback from staff has been very positive and the service won a nursing award for the innovative practice.

c) Care setting:
Community, Inpatient services, other (if appropriate).

d) Care group:
Children and Young people, Adult or Later Life (if appropriate).

e) Evidence base for practice:
Give the rationale for the practice and show examples of evidence underpinning the practice. This may include examples of similar positive practice with proven efficacy which your practice is modelled on, reference to research or published papers, anecdotal evidence such as those included in the SRN Narrative Research Project, etc.  If making reference to published works, please reference using the ‘Vancouver’ style.

If you require examples of how to reference 'Vancouver style' then please view the following website:  BMA – Reference styles http://www.bma.org.uk/ap.nsf/Content/LIBReferenceStyles#Vancouver


f) Practice detail:

  • include structure and description of the practice
  • identify client care group(s)
  • aims/goals of the practice
  • who provides care and how it is delivered
  • include the role and expectations of the patient and/or carers
  • highlight any organisational structure information, managerial and resource considerations including cost and manpower implications (where relevant)
  • include information on development process such as user/carer involvement, consultation process, etc
  • how practice is sustained or has evolved including any process

g) Challenges: Describe any challenges or barriers that occurred when developing and implementing the practice and any advice or strategies for overcoming such obstacles. 

h) Quality assurance/impact of practice:
Show evidence of impact.  Examples of this may include summary of evaluation drawing on a range of information service users /carer satisfaction questionnaires, audit findings, completion against recorded action plans, awards or accolades received in connection with the practice.

i) Contact details of contributor:
State a named person who is willing to offer more information regarding the practice and agrees to be contacted by others considering developing similar practice.  Identify the organisation (where relevant) including name and address of the organisation, telephone number and email address. Also state the position/post (where relevant) held by the contributor. Please also supply the name and contact detail of a line manager. This is to protect the integrity of the submitting organisation. We will not disclose your email address to others, but will allow you to be contacted through a contact form.

j) Recommended links:
State any recommended links to other information resources which may assist and inform the sharing and development of practice.  Examples of this may be other web based information, publications, other organisations or services, user groups, etc.

k) Additional Comments:
Document any further comments that you feel may be of assistance or encouragement to others when considering the practice you have submitted.


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