CLAHRC Fellow 2014
Cheryl is a Learning Disability Nurse has gained a broad range of experiences working with children and more predominantly, adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities (LD) in the community since joining the Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust (Learning Disability Partnership) in 1995. In 2008, she qualified as an Adult nurse, and she now combines both knowledge and skills as a learning disability liaison nurse at Hinchingbrooke, North West Anglia foundation trust where she has worked since 2013. Cheryl has always been interested in using evidence from research to make change, and works with a wide range of partners, namely colleagues, people with LD, carers and external stakeholders, for service improvement and health quality outcomes. Cheryl's project for her CLAHRC Fellowship was "Will complex discharge planning help reduce 30 day readmissions for people with learning Disabilities from Hinchingbrooke Hospital?" The project looked at the local and national initiatives and agenda which suggest that people with learning disabilities receive poorer quality health care than the general population when admitted to hospital. Readmission rates were used as an indicator for this study as well as qualitative data of discharge experiences.
Email: Cheryl.Moran@nhs.net Tel: 01480 416581