A cross Staffordshire and Shropshire group, whose submission highlighted the benefits of working with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), is just one of a number of local organisations who have been shortlisted for healthcare's most prestigious awards.
The Cross Staffordshire & Shropshire Research & Development (REDIE) Group has been shortlisted for a HSJ Award 2015, in the category of clinical research impact.
The submission highlighted the benefits of the partnerships between the NHS and other bodies such as the WMAHSN, Keele University, Clinical Research Network West Midlands and the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) West Midlands in supporting a high quality research programme which has a direct impact on NHS healthcare provision and commissioning.
In particular, this bid highlighted the work that North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups, along with Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, are working on in collaboration with Keele, including taking a proactive approach to the implementation of research into clinical practice through the uptake of STarT Back across the region.
Director of the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences at Keele University, Professor Elaine Hay, said: "Through our partnership working we have been able to demonstrate that the patient is at the centre of everything we do – from the development of our research, through to the development of the interventions that are tested, to implementation in practice."
Other NHS trusts, third sector organisations and companies in the West Midlands who were shortlisted include:
Acute, Community and/or Primary Care Services Redesign
CCG Commissioning for Carers
Chief Executive of the Year
Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year
Compassionate Patient Care
Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information
Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government
Improving Care with Technology
Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability
Improving Outcomes through Learning and Development
Innovation in Mental Health
Primary Care Innovation
Provider Trust of the Year
Using Technology to Improve Efficiency
For more infomation, please visit the HSJ Awards website.