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Proud to be Highly Commended at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards

Posted: 11th November 2020

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is proud to announce that it has been Highly Commended at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards for its Transfer of Care Around Medicines (TCAM) programme.

We have worked closely with Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire and supported the following Trusts to go live with TCAM in the region:

  • Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
  • Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Our Transfer of Care Around Medicines (TCAM) programme ensures that patients are referred through a safe and secure digital platform to their local community pharmacist when they are discharged from hospital. The initiative has shown that patients who see their community pharmacist after they’ve been in hospital are less likely to be readmitted and, if they are, will have a shorter length of stay and remain in a better state of health.

TCAM has the potential to help alleviate pressure on GP services, by building public confidence and acceptance of the pivotal role community pharmacists can play in health promotion, disease prevention and the management of urgent and long-term conditions. It offers significant benefits, especially around medicines waste and efficiency. It makes a big difference to keeping patients safe as well as improving quality and productivity

Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said: “We are delighted to have been Highly Commended for a Patient Safety Award’

“We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for patients, and to be recognised among the other incredible finalists is a wonderful achievement. These nominations have been a tremendous boost to both our team and our partners, and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve”

You can find the full list of winners here.

Find out more about our TCAM programme.