Following a series of internal assessment visits, 12 teams have been shortlisted for our Delivering Excellence Team Awards 2015.
Throughout the year, the Trust arranges for panels of senior managers, non-executive directors, governors, commissioners and service receiver representatives to carry out 'quality visits' to assess the effectiveness and responsiveness of each team. The teams receive a report from the quality visit panel and are then awarded either a bronze, silver, gold or platinum rating.
To decide the shortlist for the awards, a judging panel has studied the quality visit reports and chosen the following teams (in alphabetical order)...
Early Intervention Service North – for their anti-stigma work in schools, discharge audits and for supporting staff to develop.
Finance department – for their outstanding service to our operational staff.
I.M.&T & Medical Records – for innovations including the health rostering and the PARIS electronic patient record systems, and the quality of their records management.
Patient experience award
Derby City Recovery Teams 1 and 2 – for setting up a Connect for Wellbeing group that offers additional support, works within evidence-based practice and operates in a multi-disciplinary way; a 'Managing me' group, to help people cope emotionally; and a psycho-education group led by the consultant psychiatrist for patients, carers and families.
ECT department, Radbourne Unit – for being well led, for having low numbers of incidents or patient safety issues, excellent infection control and external accreditation, and for achieving excellent standards.
South Derbyshire Community Learning Disabilities Team – for their goal attainment scaling and their mindfulness training for staff.
Patient safety award
CAMHS Derby City – for developing a single point of access, for tackling social inclusion and for empowering parents.
Enhanced Care Ward, Radbourne Unit – for their high quality level of supervision, and their focus on physical healthcare and multi-disciplinary working.
Specialist Behaviour & ADHD Service – for their waiting list management and exceptional leadership, and for being a very proud team pulling in one direction.
Team of the year award
CAMHS Liaison Service at Royal Derby Hospital – for their consistent high quality care, team working and multi-agency working
Chesterfield Central Locality Pathfinder and Recovery Team – for their Clozapine clinic, flexible approach to appointments and work with Chesterfield Football Club
Derby City Substance Misuse Service – for their East European clinic harm reduction work, their embedding of Think! Family and their innovative approach to prescribing.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted teams.
The award winners will be announced on 7 December, at an in-house ceremony. At the same ceremony, the Trust will also honour staff who have recently completed 40 years' service.