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Northumbria in seventh heaven over national awards

Wednesday, 05 September, 2018
Northumbria in seventh heaven over national awards

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for seven prestigious national awards which celebrate the best in the NHS.

The nominations recognise the trust’s drive to innovate, share expertise and use data and technology to further improve patient care and experience.

The Northumbria projects in the running for HSJ (Health Service Journal) Awards 2018 are:

  • Leading innovative national projects to share best practice to reduce infections after joint surgery and redesign hip fracture care (two nominations)
  • Enabling women to reflect on their birth experiences (two nominations)
  • Providing compassionate care for people at the end of their lives
  • Sharing information between hospital and community staff to enable patients to go home when they are medically fit to do so
  • Integrating pharmacy care through more efficient use of medicines

Annie Laverty, chief experience officer at Northumbria Healthcare, said: “I’m really delighted for our teams – it means everything to know that their innovative work is having such an impact.

“I know they will welcome the opportunity to share learning and expertise across the NHS and provide even better care to our patients in hospitals and in the community.”

The awards are held in London on 21 November and are one of the largest celebratory gatherings for the sector.

Media contact:

Jaclyn Curry – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

0191 203 1654 / 07833 046680

Notes to editors

The full list of Northumbria Healthcare’s nominated entries with the categories in brackets is below:

  • Quality Improvement for Surgical teams (QIST) – spreading best practice at scale (Acute Sector Innovation)
  • HIP QIP Breakthrough Series Collaborative – Redesigning hip fracture care at scale (Acute Sector Innovation)
  • Developing a birth reflection service (BRS), with timely access to psychological interventions for perinatal trauma (Compassionate Patient Care)
  • Developing a Health Psychology and Mental Health Service Pathway, and midwifery-led birth reflection service (BRS) (Innovation in Mental Health)
  • Palliative Care Northumbria (Compassionate Patient Care)
  • Northumbria: Sharing Data to Support Safe and Efficient Patient Discharge (Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information)
  • Pharmacy integrated care: a shifting paradigm (Optimisation of medicines management)