Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for four BMJ Awards, the most received by one Trust in this year’s awards. The BMJ Awards promote excellence in healthcare and recognise the inspirational work of healthcare teams across the country. The winners will be announced on 22nd April 2020 in London.
“We are delighted to be shortlisted in four categories in the prestigious BMJ Awards this year,” said Lesley Watts, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
“I am incredibly proud of our hardworking staff who are passionate about delivering exceptional patient care. We are constantly looking for new ways to harness creative ideas from staff, through our Improvement programme and CW Innovation. We are so pleased that our staff have been recognised.”
We are proud to have launched CW Innovation, in partnership with the Trust last year, which is a programme to identify and test new healthcare innovations and approaches in a real-world setting. Chris Chaney, CW+ CEO and Co-Lead of CW Innovation says, “We are so pleased that some of the programme’s projects have been recognised in these awards and that the ground-breaking work of our staff has the potential to be scaled and replicated across the NHS.”
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s shortlists, BMJ Awards 2020:
Dermatology Team category: Teledermatology Cancer Clinic
Rising numbers of two-week-wait (2WW) skin cancer referrals have caused increasing pressure on UK Dermatology departments. The innovative teledermatology Cancer Clinic at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was established to address this problem and is the only service of its kind in the UK. The service has received high patient satisfaction feedback, with patients saying they would recommend the service, felt confident with the innovative care model, and would be happy to complete electronic questionnaires and receive results electronically.
Digital Innovation Team category: Digital Postnatal Suite
The innovative digital postnatal discharge system, powered by Lumeon Technology, digitises the patient pathway on the postnatal ward allowing multi-disciplinary team members to quickly see what they need to do next, which has minimised delays for new mums leaving hospital, so they can go home with their babies faster.
Stroke and Cardiovascular Team category: Improving Chest Pain Care & A Disruptive Collaboration
These two shortlists recognise the transformative work of our multi-impact, disruptive collaboration between the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and cardiology, which has resulted in:
- A newly developed ‘HOT’ clinic that innovatively allows discharge of risk stratified patients with cardiac chest pain for early review in a dedicated clinic by a cardiology consultant, supported by acute medicine
- A structured algorithm with which to approach the prescription of cardiology drugs
- Improved patient care and experience as patients are seen quicker and better anti-anginal decision making in AMU means their symptoms are targeted more quickly and effectively reducing readmissions. Patients also feel they have more control over their conditions, and liaise with cardiology more through the recently introduced Care Information Exchange app.