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CMFT teams nominated for HSJ Awards 2015

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MRI consultant in the running for patient safety recognition

A Manchester Royal Infirmary consultant has been nominated for a prestigious national award for his pioneering work in improving the safety and experience of local urology patients.

Mr Ben Grey, Consultant Urologist, has been shortlisted from over 1,600 entries for a Health Services Journal award in the category of 'Patient Safety' for his 'iUROWARD' initiative.

The initiative has revamped the way the Urology team works, introducing a 'Registrar of the Week', a checklist to be followed at every ward round and the inclusion of nursing staff on ward rounds to improve team working.

The results following introduction of the initiative demonstrated improved mortality, a reduction in complaints and patients spending less time in hospital, as well as improving the continuity of care for patients over the weekend, who also benefitted from seeing more senior clinicians.hsj

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, is the largest celebration of excellence in UK healthcare, highlighting the most innovative and successful people and projects in the sector. The 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with Celesio, will be held on 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The awards were created in 1981 to recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation. By shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK.

The shortlisted organisations, will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector.

Education Team nominated in Workforce category

The vocational education team based within the OD&T department are also delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted under the category of "Workforce" for the 2015 HSJ finalist awards.

This is a fantastic achievement and highlights the level of Organisational commitment and support offered to our internal apprenticeships. All provision is delivered by the vocational team within the education and training department; leaners are allocated with a personal assessor and receive additional support within the practice areas. The team are particularly proud of their high level of success rates with over 90% of learners achieving an apprenticeship qualification at level 2 or 3.

As an independent provider we work in partnership with the Skills for Health Academy and have received regional recognition as the first Trust in Greater Manchester to be awarded direct centre approval status in order to deliver apprenticeships as a leading employer.

Green Team also Nominated

Our Sustainability 'Green Team' have also been shortlisted for an award - Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability.

This award is about recognising organisations and systems that have changed ways of working to improve sustainability while enhancing patient care. It is about organisations and systems that have improved environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Using Technology to Improve Efficiency - CMFT shortlisted again

This award, which is open to suppliers as well as healthcare organisations in both the public and private sector, will recognise the ways technology is helping to make the delivery of healthcare more efficient.

See the full shortlist here