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Chelsea and Westminster staff recognised nationally and internationally

30 October 2014

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is celebrating some key national and international awards announced this month.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is celebrating some key national and international awards announced this month.

Awards we have won

International ophthalmology award for Chelsea and Westminster team

Photo: Mr Nigel Davies, (Consultant ophthalmologist), Olivia Li (ST2 in ophthalmology), Mr Moloy Dey (Ophthalmology Fellow) and Dr Nick Stanojcic (Ophthalmology trainee at Watford General Hospital) accepting the award from The Ophthalmologist.

The Chelsea and Westminster team of Dr Olivia Li (ST2 in ophthalmology), Mr Moloy Dey (Fellow) and Mr Nigel Davies, (Consultant Ophthalmologist) were awarded the Ophthalmologist Travel award, an international award presented by The Ophthalmologist journal.  Their prize is a fully paid trip to the 2014 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Chicago.

Their winning case, ‘The Chelsea Challenge’ addressing the question ‘What truly is current best practice for the assessment and treatment of diabetic macular edema’, described their multi-faceted approach, in close collaboration with the endocrinology team, for the management of persistent fluid in the nerve layer of the eye in diabetic patients, resulting in blurred vision.

Nursing Times Nomination for CliniQ at Dean Street

CliniQ at 56 Dean Street won the Enhancing Patient Dignity category at the Nursing Times Awards on Wednesday 29 October.

CliniQ is a holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans* people, partners and friends.

They offer a safe confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing standard health and well-being services.

Top employers for working Families

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is the only NHS organisation to be named in the top 30 employers for working families 2014.  The Working Families awards recognise companies who have a track record in family friendly and flexible working and continue to adjust and refine policies in response to employee and business needs.

Excellent rating in Baby Friendly Initiative

In October the auditors for the UNICEF baby friendly awards visited the Trust to re-inspect the hospital to ensure we are maintaining our baby friendly status, which we have held for the last two years.

Vivien Bell, Head of Midwifery, said: “I am delighted to say we passed today with an excellent rating. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of babies becoming ill and it is also associated with a reduced risk of later childhood disease and protects the mother’s health.

“I would like to say massive congratulations to the infant feeding team, the midwives, nurses and doctors who all took part in the audit, along with 35 mothers. This is a quality marker that we are proud to hold.”

The UK Baby Friendly Initiative is based on a global accreditation programme of UNICEF and the World Health Organization. It is designed to support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships by working with public services to improve standards of care.

HSJ Best Places to Work 2014

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has been named in the HSJ Best Places to Work. Best Places to Work, in association with NHS Employers, is a celebration of the 100 best employers in the NHS.  To compile the list, the Best Companies Group used NHS staff survey findings to analyse each organisation across seven core areas: leadership and planning; corporate culture and comnunications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training and development; and employee engagement and satisfaction.


Awards for which we have been shortlisted

2014 HSJ Awards

The 56 Dean Street team have been shortlisted in the Improving Care with Technology category at the 2014 HSJ Awards for Dean Street Express. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 19 November.

Lux lighting award shortlist

We have been shortlisted in the Education and Healthcare project of the year category at the 2014 Lux Awards following our nomination by Thorn Lighting for our LED lighting project which has cut our energy use. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on the 20 November.