Healthcare Inequalities Hero award announced

Published: 26 Jun 2024

🎉 The winners of the Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2024 Healthcare Inequalities Hero award have been announced today; congratulations to: 🎉

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 and supports communication around this important issue, which can lead to hospitalisation and even death. The judges were impressed with the co-production approach taken by the team as well as the improvements demonstrated.

The team had this to say on their award win:

“We are delighted to receive a Clinical Audit Heroes Award and for the recognition given to this important subject. We will continue with our audit/ quality improvement journey until we can be re- assured that patients with a learning disability who come into contact with ESNEFT have medical input for constipation”

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, which can create a barrier to people engaging in their care. The judges were impressed with this project’s approach to collaboration and inclusivity, as well as its innovation.

COMMENDED: Health For Homeless Team, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

The team was recognised for their project which aims to improve outcomes for those experiencing homelessness by implementing a countywide Multi Agency Pop Up (MAPU) mobile outreach programme. The judges were impressed with the holistic approach taken, supporting both the mental and physical health of patients.

Further information about the awards: Clinical Audit Heroes awards.

Clinical Audit Awareness Week

The Healthcare Inequalities Hero award is one of five categories in this year’s Clinical Audit Heroes Awards. The winners of each award are announced at a series of daily Lunch & Learn events, hosted by N-QI-CAN, on each of the award topics from 24-28 June 2024. Details of these events (and recordings for those who wish to listen again, once they have taken place) – in addition to news of all the winners and a range of other events and activities – can be found on the Clinical Audit Awareness Week webpage.

And don’t forget to join in the fun by sharing online, using #CAAW24!