Excellent leadership and the successful redevelopment of a mental health service for children and young people secured community, mental health and learning disability care provider South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust recognition at this year’s Health Service Journal Awards.
The local NHS Trust has been shortlisted in two categories at the awards, which highlight and showcase great achievements in healthcare – the Board Leadership category, and the Specialised Services Redesign category.
The Trust’s Board, which has 12 members, is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation. The Board was awarded the shortlisting in the Board Leadership category after demonstrating how it drives a culture of listening which welcomes change in order to remain at the cutting edge of services.
The forensic child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) team, who were shortlisted in the Specialist Services Redesign category, provided strong evidence to show how they continuously adapt and change their service in order to ensure that it meets the needs of young people in the area.
Ian Black, Trust chair, said: “I am delighted that Trust Board has been nominated for the Board Leadership HSJ award.
“We see that this is due to the committed leadership across the whole Trust by our many staff in leadership positions, not just through our Board.
“I am also very pleased that our forensic CAMHS team has been nominated as they provide a vital service for young people under 18 years of age who are in contact with the criminal justice system. They’re a really dedicated team so for them to be recognised nationally is great.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 18 November.