Nurse presented with award for work on domestic abuse
A nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been presented with an award for her work on domestic abuse.
Tristan Johnson, the NNUH’s Named Nurse for Safeguarding Adults, was given the High Sheriff of Norfolk’s Award in recognition of “great and valuable services to the community” for her role as a domestic abuse champion and her work at the hospital.
The presentation was made by the High Sheriff, Charles Watt, at the 2018 Domestic Abuse Champions Network conference held at City College Norwich.
After the ceremony Tristan said: “I am honoured and proud to have been presented with this award. It’s great to be part of a fabulous team.
“The network is making the Trust a place where patients or staff affected by domestic abuse can feel safe to raise concern and receive support and advice from first contact to reduce risk and prevent harm.”
The NNUH Foundation Trust’s champions network was set up in 2015 to support the work of the Safeguarding Team and there are now 72 domestic abuse champions at the Trust.
Tristan explained: “The network develops policy and protocol for both patients and staff. In the UK one in four women and one in six men has been subjected to domestic abuse.”
It is part of a wider network of partner agencies in Norfolk which includes the county council and the police.
The duties of the Trust’s domestic abuse champion network are to provide an opportunity for champions to liaise with other members of the network and share best practice, to provide a safe forum to discuss and reflect on recent case studies, provide refresher training and updates on legislation, and share local support and resources.