Local service shortlisted for HSJ Award

A team of health and social care professionals from University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and Midlands Partnership Foundation NHS Trust have been shortlisted for a HSJ Award 2019.

The Staying Well team based at County Hospital in Stafford supports frail patients to live and age well to reduce emergency department admissions and has been shortlisted in the category Community or Primary Care Service Redesign.  

As one of just a handful of areas with a similar service, the team of geriatricians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, mental health liaison nurse, and representatives from Age (UK), demonstrates true integration, across a range of organisations and health and care services in a one stop clinic.  By supporting people with mild to moderate frailty, treating conditions at an early stage it is anticipated it will reduce service pressures.

Consultant Physician and Geriatrician Dr Georgy Jacob said: "We are delighted that the staying well pathway and clinic has been recognised nationally and it is an excellent example of health and social care professionals working together for the care of frail elderly patients."

The award recognises NHS teams or organisations that have successfully made changes to the way in which they deliver community and primary care services. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on 6 November.

The HSJ Awards have been celebrating healthcare excellence for 39 years through huge political, technological and financial challenges within the sector.