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Delighted to be shortlisted for several awards

Posted: 24th April 2018

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is delighted to announce that several of our key programmes have been shortlisted for national awards.

The awards we have been shortlisted for are:

A National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2018 Shared Learning Award for our work on the Faecal Calprotectin Pathway.

The pathway helps GPs make the difficult discrimination between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

A BMJ Patient Safety Award, a HSJ Patient Safety Award and a Royal College of Physicians Excellence in Patient Care Award for our programme Learning from Healthcare Deaths.

Delivered through our Improvement Academy, the programme supports the uptake of the retrospective case record review methodology called the Structured Judgement Review (SJR). This method allows Trusts to learn about both the good and not so good care in their health processes. Analysis of the review themes is used to inform and drive care quality improvement initiatives.

Two HSJ Value Awards – one for work on our project Safer Prescribing for Frailty which was in partnership with Harrogate and Rural Districts Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The project supports Primary Care teams from across the five CCGs currently hosted by the HaRD CCG Medicines Optimisation Team (MMT) to implement systematic evidence-based medication reviews for people with frailty.

The other nomination is for work with our Improvement Academy and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for our Safety Huddles programme. Safety huddles, led by senior clinicians, involve all levels of trained and untrained staff and provide important space for discussion of patient safety issues.