Trust scoops national awards

16 November 2011

Staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are celebrating after winning a number of different national awards yesterday (Tuesday 15 November)

Photo: Renae McBride (Communications Manager), Catherine Sands (Acting Emergency Planning Lead), Deirdre Linnard (Head of Pharmacy) and Dean Royles (Director of NHS Employers)

Staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are celebrating after winning a number of different national awards yesterday (Tuesday 15 November):

56 Dean Street campaign wins national PR award

56 Dean Street, the Trust’s HIV and sexual health centre in Soho, last night won the ‘Public Sector, Value for Money’ category of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Awards for their ‘HIV—Closer Than You Think’ campaign to increase the uptake of HIV testing.

The Oscars of the PR Industry, the PRCA Awards showcase the best that the UK and international PR industry has to offer from both in-house communications teams and consultancies alike—they recognise the talent and impact of individuals, teams and campaigns.

This is further recognition of the success of 56 Dean Street's HIV testing campaign which also won the ‘Best Budget Campaign’ category in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards 2011 and was Highly Commended in the ‘Best Public Health Initiative’ category of the Communique Awards 2011.

Staff flu vaccination programme wins national award

A campaign to encourage staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to have their flu jab to protect themselves, their patients and their families has won a national Flu Fighter Award which was presented at the NHS Employers conference in Liverpool yesterday.

Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS, said: “Every year we encourage as many frontline staff as possible to have a flu jab because we know it offers the greatest protection to our patients. It's great to recognise those individuals and organisations going that extra mile to make the biggest difference.”

Dean Royles, Director of NHS Employers, added: “Every one of these Flu Fighters could be a lifesaver and we are extremely proud of them. They have gone the extra mile to protect the public and it is this spirit that we are privileged to find throughout the NHS.”

Acute Oncology Service highly commended in HSJ Awards

Staff working in Cancer Services and Research & Development were shortlisted for this year's Health Service Journal Awards which were presented last night at an awards dinner in London.

The Acute Oncology Service, led by Consultant Dr Tom Newsom-Davis and Clinical Cancer Services Manager and Macmillan Lead Nurse Catherine Gillespie, was shortlisted in the ‘Clinical Service Redesign’ category and their entry was Highly Commended by the judges.

R&D staff were shortlisted in the ‘Research Culture’ category.

The NHS North West London Integrated Care Pilot (ICP), in which the Trust is a key partner, won the ‘Managing Long Term Conditions’ category of the Health Service Journal Awards and was also shortlisted in the ‘Improving Care with Technology’ category—the ICP aims to 'join up' (or integrate) the care of patients aged 75 and over and also patients living with diabetes.