Local health organisations make it onto the shortlist for the HSJ Awards

Posted on 8 October 2015 (Permalink)

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

  • The Dudley Group Foundation Trust

CCG Commissioning for Carers

  • South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group and Telford & Wrekin Council

Chief Executive of the Year

  • Paula Clark, The Dudley Group Foundation Trust

Clinical Commissioning Group of the Year

  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

Compassionate Patient Care

  • George Eliot Hospital Trust
  • John Taylor Hospice

Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information

  • ​West Midlands Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust

Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government

  • NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group

Improving Care with Technology

  • TeleTracking Technologies in partnership with Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust

Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability

  • The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

Improving Outcomes through Learning and Development

  • University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust
  • West Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust and Coventry University

Innovation in Mental Health

  • Big White Wall
  • Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust
  • Worcestershire Health and Care Trust

Primary Care Innovation​

  • Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group

Provider Trust of the Year

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital Foundation Trust

Rising Star

  • Dr Sarah Mitchell, Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group and Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group

Staff Engagement

  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust

Using Technology to Improve Efficiency

  • Vitality Partnership

For more infomation, please visit the HSJ Awards website