Find out more about all the winners and finalists
Welcome to the Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards finalists’ brochure. This year there has been a bigger focus than ever on the quality of care being provided in the NHS. The Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire has made the public, the press – and even many health professionals – believe that good care, improvement and innovation are in short supply in healthcare.
These awards prove that isn’t the case. The 208 finalists from 146 organisations demonstrate that nurses, doctors, chief executives, finance directors, HR directors, physiotherapists, OTs, healthcare support workers, cleaners, porters - in fact all staff - all share the responsibility and the privilege of providing safe person-centred care.
The projects listed in these pages show that healthcare professionals still care passionately about putting the patient first. Healthcare workers are enhancing the service patients receive by breaking down traditional boundaries and doing what is best for the patient at all times.
Take the time to be inspired by them and work within your organisation to see how you could replicate their approaches - and their successes - in your own working environments.
Congratulations to all our finalists and winners.