Clinical Audit Heroes Awards 2024

Who are the 2024 heroes?

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2024 Clinical Audit Heroes Awards, as part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week! Find below details of the winners:

Patient Safety

🌟🌟 WINNER: Parkinson’s Disease QIP Team, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Awarded for their project, which takes a multi-disciplinary approach to support the delivery of a “gold-standard” of care for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

🌟 COMMENDED: Department of Gastroenterology, Sandwell West Birmingham NHS Trust. The team was recognised for their project which aims to improve inpatient Parenteral Nutrition (PN) which carries a relatively high risk of line infection.

🎉 Further information: Patient Safety award announcement.

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

🌟🌟 JOINT WINNER: Rebecca Goadsby, Dementia Liaison Nurse, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. Awarded for patient engagement activities which the judges called a “top priority” project that demonstrated genuine impact, with carers involved continuously, including providing input into reports, focus groups and webinars.

🌟🌟 JOINT WINNER: Gemma Harris, People Participation Co-ordinator (PPC), Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust.Recognised for work to increase lived experience in quality improvement projects, emphasising co-production and improving access to – and building – improvement skills.

🌟 COMMENDED: Patient and Carer Advisory Group, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. The group was recognised for their patient/carer-driven project to help patients manage their cancer diagnosis and treatment and improve their quality of life.

🌟 COMMENDED: Jessica Moss, Quality Improvement Lead, National Audit of Care at the End of Life (NACEL).Recognised for a project which directly sought the views and experiences of bereaved people in the design of an audit tool.

🌟 COMMENDED: Sandra Willis, Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Recognised for patient engagement in the development of a website to provide universal support and advice for parents, carers, children and young people, and professionals.

🎉 Further information: PPI award announcement.

Healthcare Inequalities

🌟🌟 WINNER: Roger Blake and Stephanie Baker, Learning Disability Team, East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust. Awarded for their project which aims to raise awareness of constipation in people with learning disabilities.

🌟 COMMENDED: Lorna Dawson and the Health Literacy Team, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Recognised for their project which improves the accessibility of health information and helps to overcome inequalities caused by health literacy.

🌟 COMMENDED: Health For Homeless Team, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Recognised for their project which aims to improve outcomes for those experiencing homelessness.

🎉 Further information: Healthcare Inequalities award announcement.

Influencing Change

🌟🌟 JOINT WINNER: Diabetic Foot Infection Team, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals. An excellent project which aims to improve outcomes for diabetic foot infection patients treated with outpatient parenteral antibiotics.

🌟🌟 JOINT WINNER: Infection Prevention & Management Team, University Hospitals NHS Plymouth Trust. Aims to improve urinary catheter care and management. Care – clear improvement was evidenced, with reduced catheter use and reduced avoidable infections.

🎉 Further information: Influencing Change award announcement.


🌟🌟 WINNER: Zahra Shehabi, Dentistry, Barts Health NHS Trust. An excellent project which aims to meet the NHS target of net zero by 2040/5 and sustainability awareness in dentistry, which is typically resource intensive.

🌟 COMMENDED: Adam Jones and Hiba Al-Diwani, University of Leeds / Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. Recognised for their project which aims to reduce the climate impact of conscious sedation services provided by the Leeds Dental Institute.

🌟 COMMENDED: Simon Tso and the Dermatology team, South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust. Looking at ‘sustainability’ from multiple angles, this project is designed to support the meeting of British Society for Dermatological Surgery (BSDS) guidance on environmentally sustainable skin surgery.

🎉 Further information: About the Sustainability award announcement.

Clinical Audit Awareness Week

Information on all #CAAW24 events, activities and resources, can be found here: Clinical Audit Awareness Week.

Past awards

To find out about the 2023 Clinical Audit Heroes Awards, click here.

To find out about the 2022 Clinical Audit Heroes Awards, click here.