The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted a range of projects from across the organisation despite tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. These projects have been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact they have had on patient and staff experiences within the health and/or social care sector.
The seven shortlisted projects are;
Mental Health Provider of the Year: Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
MPFT provides a vast range of physical and mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire and has been shortlisted for this award based on a recognition that it provides excellent, patient-centric care built on strong engagement between clinicians within and beyond the organisation.
Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award: Joining Forces Network
This award celebrates systems and collaborations which are designed to support the often unique care demanded by the armed services community. MPFT leads a network of seven NHS trusts which provides inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel. This highly successful partnership has been commissioned from the Trust by the Ministry of Defence for over ten years.
Primary Care Innovation of the Year: Telford and Wrekin innovatively supporting the mental wellbeing of patients with musculoskeletal conditions
This award recognises pioneering new solutions to create efficiencies and better access to care at a local level and the shortlisted service is an innovative partnership which combines care for the mental and physical health and wellbeing of the local community. The service is provided by Telford and Wrekin Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) (Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), and Telford Musculoskeletal Service (TeMS) (Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust), a community based Integrated Primary Care MSK service.
Health and Local Government Partnership of the Year: Community Managed Libraries Partnership – improving the lives of local people
This award recognises NHS and local authority partnerships which deliver better value for patients and citizens. Our unique partnership delivers eight community managed libraries across South Staffordshire mobilising and supporting volunteers from local communities to promote mental and physical wellbeing relevant to the needs of that community.
Community or Primary Care Service Redesign: Lichfield Staying Well pathway - supporting frail patients to live and age well
This award celebrates successful changes to the way in which community and primary care services are delivered. The Staying Well pathway is a preventative model which demonstrates true integration, across a range of organisations and services. By supporting people with mild to moderate frailty it is anticipated it will reduce emergency admissions and reduce service pressures across the board.
Digitising Patient Services Initiative: Digitally empowering staff to deliver a fully integrated care record
This recognises where technology is enabling patients and staff to get closer to their services and manage their health information more efficiently. MPFT is rolling out digitisation of all paper records and a clinical system which allows staff to capture patient information electronically and at the point of contact with the client.
Freedom to Speak Up Organisation of the Year: Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
This is an award for organisations which have made speaking up part of every-day business and embedded a culture of open discussion. MPFT strongly believes that a healthy speaking up culture helps to protect patients and improve the experience of NHS workers whilst also demonstrating a well-led trust. Ensuring all staff are aware of and promote speaking up within their teams is key to a positive speaking up culture within our organisation
Neil Carr, Chief Executive of MPFT comments, “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for seven awards representing achievement across such a broad range of the services provided by our Trust. This recognises the collaborative efforts and dedication of our staff members over the last 12 months and their commitment to fulfilling our mission of making lives better for our communities. To be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve our service”.