Barts Health NHS Trust is up for a record win in this year’s national health awards.
The Trust is leading the way with six teams shortlisted in the competitive Health Service Journal (HSJ) and six teams up for Nursing Times awards.
Each year, NHS teams across the country compete to be recognised in the awards which celebrate those at the top of their game. Each award highlights groundbreaking achievements, in areas including innovation, research, safety and compassionate care. With more than 1,500 entries it’s a record-breaking year for the HSJ awards.
For Barts Health, being shortlisted in so many categories shows the progress being made on its improvement journey to be rated as good and outstanding by health regulators the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Trust teams up for HSJ awards, which will be announced on 21 November, include:
- a sexual health service helping men who have faced abuse
- improving the health of local communities by securing employment
- treating emergency patients in their own homes which is saving the NHS hundreds of thousands of pounds (in partnership with London Air Ambulance and London Ambulance Service)
- The eye treatment centre at Whipps Cross Hospital
- The play and paediatric liaison teams at The Royal London Hospital
- Bank Partners (part of the Independent Clinical Services Group) for their work reducing agency spend at The Royal London Hospital
Barts Health also has teams shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times awards.
These include The Royal London Hospital’s work to reduce violence by supporting victims of knife and gun crime and the Trust-wide work to use a mobile app called the Perfect Ward to easily keep a check on the quality of care for patients.
Also up for the awards, which will be announced in October, are two teams who have gone above and beyond to reduce infection, respiratory nursing, learning disability nursing and clinical research nursing.
HSJ winners will be announced on the 21st November 2018, and by the Nursing Times on the 31st October 2018.