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BMJ National Award for Papillion Service
The Papillion team scooped a prestigious British Medical Journal Award last night. The entry, Papillion for Rectal Cancer, was the winner of the Cancer Care Team category. The honour is fantastic recognition for the hard work of the team and their ethos of always putting patients first. This award comes at a significant point for the team who are this year celebrating 25 years since they first brought this pioneering treatment to the UK.
The Clinical Procedure Team was shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award for the new nurse led peripheral Totally Implanted Vascular Access Device TIVAD (Portacath) insertion service.
We already have a successful PICC line insertion service but we wanted to develop services further to include centrally placed tunnelled lines and chest Portacaths. The new patient focused service was developed to offer more choice for patients when it comes to managing IV therapies.
It is already benefiting patients, doctors and the Trust. It has helped improve the patient experience and journey as we no longer have to refer to other district general hospitals. The new service is proving to be a huge success; since starting the service we have placed 165 Portacaths with a success rate of 99.2%.
Following an inspection by the BSI the Trust were confirmed as working to the new ISO 9001 2015.
ISO 9001 is an internationally recognised Quality Management System Standard that is designed to help organisations to manage, monitor and continually improve service quality.
The Radiotherapy directorate has been accredited to the Standard since 1998 and CCC achieved Trust wide accreditation in 2007.
Beccy Hewins and Mandy Boyles from our Clinical Education team took home the award for Outstanding Contribution to Practice Learning. Beccy said she and the team of Practice Education Facilitators were particularly proud that it was students themselves who had recognised their hard work and dedication to helping shape the future of health practitioners. The nominating students said the award was “for supporting students and providing an in depth welcome day for new students on placement within the Trust. They contribute to make a high quality learning environment for all learners”.
Every year members of radiotherapy staff are asked to vote for a student who they believe demonstrates great care and compassion towards patients and that student is awarded the Bev Hacking award, in honour of Bev who sadly passed away. Bev was a Therapy Radiographer who worked at the centre and went above and beyond with patients, staff and students. The winner this year is Therapy Radiographer Adam Davies.
The Clinical Interventions and IM&T team were shortlisted for the NW Skills Development Network Informatics Awards 2018 for the Best Improvement in Patient Safety Award. This is a fantastic achievement for the Trust and the teams’ collaborative hard work to be recognised in this way.
Dr. John Archer, Head of Nuclear Medicine has been awarded an NHS Leadership Award in Senior Healthcare Leadership as part of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme delivered via NHS Leadership.
IM&T were staff winners at iLinks18 Global Digital Exemplar (GDE). The IM&T team participated in #ilinks2018 GDE Hackathon on 4-5th July. The Trust was represented by Richard Pilkington, Christian Forsey, Lee Brady and Scott Thompson. Lee and Scott’s team were overall winners for Lee’s idea for FitKid app. Also Richard and Chris’s team were awarded highly commended for a Health@Home solution for chemotherapy care.
Dr. Ayman Madi has been granted a place on the CRN NWC (Clinical Research Network North West Coast) Research Scholars Programme. The aim of the programme is to support the participant to become a sustainable research leader of the future and enhance NIHR research delivery for the benefit of the patient populations.
The Smokefree Team was shortlisted for a Chief Allied Health Professions Officer’s Award rd in the category of NICE into Action. The category recognises translating policy into practice for patient benefit.