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NELFT projects shortlisted for the Health Business Awards

NELFT has been shortlisted in two categories at the Health Business Awards. The ceremony takes place on Thursday December 14 at the Grange Hotel, St Paul’s in London.

The Trust has been recognised for the MyMind App, with a nomination in the Healthcare IT category, as well as being shortlisted for a Patient Safety Award for the Significant 7 Training Package, run in collaboration with BHR Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Health Business Awards have an established reputation for showcasing the success stories in the health sector. They recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made each year by organisations and individuals that work inside and alongside the NHS. Awards will be presented in 19 different categories, focusing on facilities, specialisms and innovation.

The event will this year be hosted by Dr Sarah Jarvis, who is probably most widely known as The One Show's very own GP, offering advice and information on health issues from medical breakthroughs in hearing aids to long suffering and embarrassing ailments such as chronic hiccups.

Talking about the Significant 7 Training Package, Nurse Consultant Geraldine Rodgers said: “We were genuinely surprised and delighted to be nominated for the Patient Safety Award. Significant 7 is an early warning tool and training package for care home staff and being recognised with this nomination is acknowledgement of the amazing work the team has done to make this tool a reality.”

Sam Illaiee, co-founder of MyMind, said: “MyMind continues to go from strength to strength; gaining recognition and a reputation for what it is and why it is here. Simply put, it is best in class digital delivery of child mental healthcare. Cutting-edge tech with user experience based co-design.  

“The team behind MyMind is ecstatic at this award nomination, as this is a business awards ceremony - and improved business delivery is a by-product of great and safe patient experience and frugal use of clinician time. 

“Emma Selby (co-founder) and myself, on behalf of all those involved, continue to be thankful for the belief and trust the NELFT family placed in us. Thank you all.”

Nursing Times Award

(Pictured are Emma Selby and Nicola Tysoe accepting the Nursing Times Award on behalf of MyMind).

Patient Safety Award: The Significant 7

The Significant 7 Training Package was developed following research with care homes, hospital doctors and local authorities for over six months and identified the opportunity to support care home staff. The training package takes into account the needs of care home workers and the barriers which we had learned about, training this group of people. It includes a toolkit to support care workers to identify the health needs of residents and an interactive training session delivered by healthcare professionals in the care home setting.

Healthcare IT Award: MyMind app

The MyMind app was created to meet a growing need for better adolescent mental health care. The app signposts users to approved advice and support, enables them to manage their recovery journey with appointment reminders and access to care plans, and has video messaging technology to encourage communication with their clinicians.

(Pictured above is Geraldine Rodgers accepting, on behalf of the Significant 7 project, the Patient Safety in the Community Award at the Patient Safety Awards in July 2017).

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