Patient Safety Hero 2024 award announced

Published: 24 Jun 2024

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

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. They demonstrated both innovation and impact far beyond the boundaries of their organisation. With a focus on patient experience alongside effectiveness and safety, this project was praised for its multi-disciplinary approach and patient engagement (using visual display to communicate key messages).

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. The judges were impressed with the shared learning and evidence-informed approach taken, utilising data to build a case for dedicated resource for sustainability going forward.

Further information about the awards: Clinical Audit Heroes awards.

Clinical Audit Awareness Week

The Patient Safety 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!