NHS Trust celebrates shortlisting success at national awards


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating success after being shortlisted in two national awards – this year’s top 100 HSJ best places to work awards and the patient safety awards.

The HSJ Top 100 best places to work awards identify leading employers in healthcare who are continuing to make the NHS a good place to work. Being shortlisted shows the Trust’s ongoing commitment and dedication in having a good working environment.

The Patient Safety awards recognise outstanding practice in the delivery of safer services within the NHS. The Trust has been shortlisted in two categories.

The Trust’s Barnsley Care Navigation and Telehealth Service has been shortlisted in the Managing Long Term Conditions category whilst Joint Leadership, Synergy and The Sound of Music project has been shortlisted in the clinical leadership category.

The Care Navigation team delivers a home based support service to help patients with long term conditions in Barnsley. The service provides people with a small electronic device in their own home which monitors vital signs such as blood pressure, and heart rate. The device puts the patient in control – helping them to learn more about the condition and stay well, without having to make regular visits to their doctor’s surgery.

The leadership of the Trust’s forensic child and adolescent mental health services (FCAMHS) has also been shortlisted for its clinical leadership. Clinical Lead Dr Abdullah Kraam and Nurse Consultant Paula Phillips work with children and young people who are in the criminal justice system or are at high risk of entering it.

Paul Hughes, Service manager of the Care Navigation programme said: “To be nominated is fantastic and I am delighted the service and the team is being recognised for the hard work we do for the local people of Barnsley.”

Dr Kraam, Clinical Lead for FCAMHS said: “I am pleased that our work with these hard to reach children and young people has been recognised.”

Paula Phillips, Nurse Consultant and Manager said: “It really means a lot to be shortlisted for the clinical leadership category and shows how well we are working within the service.”

Steven Michael OBE, chief executive of the Trust, said, “Its great news that staff and services at the Trust have been nationally recognised for their work to improve care for local people. This is a great achievement and shows that we are at the forefront of innovative health services that have our service users in mind.”

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of community, mental health and learning disability services to people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. The Trust also provides some medium secure (forensic) services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber.

NHS Trust celebrates shortlisting success at national awards

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