Influencing Change Hero award announced

Published: 27 Jun 2024

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

JOINT WINNER: Diabetic Foot Infection Team, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals

The team was recognised for their project which aims to improve outcomes for diabetic foot infection patients treated with outpatient parenteral antibiotics. The judges found that it was well structured, with multiple data measures, and improvement clearly demonstrated. Of particular note, were the interventions that had quality improvement ‘built-into’ them, as well as the extensive background research undertaken to identify best-practice.

JOINT WINNER: Infection Prevention & Management Team, University Hospitals NHS Plymouth Trust

Recognised for their project which aims to improve urinary catheter care and management. The judges felt this was a clearly structured clinical audit with real changes in practice including an electronic form and guidance at the point of care. Clear improvement was evidenced, with reduced catheter use and reduced avoidable infections.

Further information about the awards: Clinical Audit Heroes awards.

The Clinical Audit Heroes Awards (part of Clinical Audit Awareness Week)

The Influencing Change 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!