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​NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has won a coveted Patient Safety Award

 

NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust won the HSJ Patient Safety Awards Managing Long Term Conditions category and received a "highly commended" award for the Medicines Management category!

 

The results of the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2015 were revealed last night at the ICC in Birmingham, where the healthcare industry elite came together for a night of recognition and celebration.

 

NHS Lewisham CCG and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust won the Managing Long Term Conditions category. The Patient Safety Awards judging panel commented "This was a great presentation with an engaging patient story and a very positive message. It is cost effective and demonstrated excellent patient centred solutions."

The award recognises teams who have improved patient safety through effective management of long-term conditions. Of those shortlisted in this category, NHS Lewisham CCG impressed judges with its integrated and patient-centered approach to supporting patients with their medicines. The Lewisham Integrated Medicines Optimisation Service (LIMOS) has built a pathway for the referral of patients with medicines-related problems. Pharmaceutical care plans are agreed by patients and stakeholders alike. The judges were impressed that the team had created a pathway that was "cost-effective" and "patient-centered".

Jenni Middleton, Editor of Nursing Times said:

"Our winners and finalists in The Patient Safety Awards aren't just doing their day jobs, they are doing something exceptional. They are going out of their way to put patients first so it has been a huge privilege to hand out our awards to these worthy set of finalists who have had the courage to challenge the status quo and innovate. The public and the media often don't appreciate how creative those working in health are – but these projects prove how dynamic and proactive our healthcare organisations are, when it comes to putting patients' needs and patient safety first. They should be congratulated for outstanding work for their pioneering patient safety projects."

Marc Rowland, Chair of NHS Lewisham CCG said:  "This is a great honour for Lewisham CCG and Lewisham and Greenwich Trust.  This is a great example of joint working at its best.  It was a great night for us and we are very proud of all our colleagues involved in LIMOS.  It was a tough category with a lot of brilliant work so we would like to congratulate the other organisations who were shortlisted". 

For more information on the Patient Safety Awards 2015 and to see the full list of winners go to http://www.patientsafetyawards.co.uk/