PERFORMANCE: South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has received national recognition from the Department of Health for the work it has done to improve patient safety.

A statement says: “The trust’s patient safety team has been presented with a Safety Express award for piloting a campaign which has helped hospital trusts reduce harm from pressure ulcers, falls, urinary catheters and blood clots (venous thromboembolism or VTE).

“The team, based at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, has also initiated the rollout of the safety thermometer – a new initiative to help clinical areas examine their own practices and implement changes in practice.”