teams from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted in the 2019
HSJ Value Awards.
involving representatives from the Trust, as well as partner organisations
including Rotherham Council, has been shortlisted in the Acute Service Redesign
category. This is in recognition of their work to look at how partners across
health and social care in Rotherham can work even closer together to provide
effective discharge management, ensuring patients have the care and support in
place to enable them to return home as soon as possible.
way in which the Trust is working to improve outcomes through food and beverage
services has been shortlisted in the Estates and Facilities Management award
category. Specialist colleagues from Nutrition and Dietetics and Speech and
Language Therapy have worked together with catering teams, food hostesses and
others to ensure the Trust meets the high quality nutrition and hydration needs
teams have also been shortlisted in the Workforce Efficiencies category. The
Nurse-led Ambulatory Care team have used acute medicine nurses and Advanced
Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) to move a significant percentage of urgent care
activity out of inpatient beds and reduces the amount of time patients spend in
The Clinical Imaging team redesigned their service to
enable advanced Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to report on plain film x-rays.
This reduces the clinical risks of delayed diagnosis and improves the patient
experience, as well as reducing the overall cost per report.
shortlisted teams will now present their projects and initiatives to a panel of
judges in April, with the winners being announced at an award ceremony in May.
Barnett, Chief Executive at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is
fantastic that four of our projects have been recognised nationally. We are
extremely proud of our teams and the dedication they have to improving the care
they provide to our patients. Each of the shortlisted projects has had a
positive impact on our patients and their experience whilst in hospital. I wish
them all the best of luck for the next stage of judging.”
The HSJ Value Awards seek to recognise and
reward outstanding efficiency, improvements in patient care and reduction in
variation. All submissions are reviewed against five criteria (ambition,
outcomes, spread, value and involvement), with the highest scored making the