On the evening of October 24, 2022, the entire Acumentice Team attended the HSJ Patient Safety Awards held in the exhibition and conference centre, Manchester Central.
The HSJ Patient Safety Awards is created to drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS. The awards recognise and reward the hard-working teams and individuals who despite all the challenges of our times are striving to deliver improved patient care. This year there were 23 awards under four key areas: Clinical and Specialist excellence; Enacting organisation-wide change; Proactive prevention and harm avoidance; Service/system innovation.
We enjoyed a welcoming atmosphere created by HSJ which fostered connections with our NHS colleagues. Dinner was followed by the main part of why we all got together – the celebration of the shortlisted candidates and the announcement of the winners. As one of the judges, our Managing Director, Karina Malhotra, presented a trophy to the outstanding project “A Service Evaluation of the use of using offloading knee braces in the treatment pathway of knee osteoarthritis during the coronavirus pandemic” undertaken by Dorset Country Hospital in the Safe Restoration of Elective Care Services category. As the judges noted, the excellent team demonstrated a real passion for improving patient outcomes.
We also would like to mention the Highly Commended Candidate South West Ambulatory Orthopaedic Centre who presented the project “An Integrated Care System approach to tackling the backlog in elective care by developing a revolutionary ambulatory centre for elective orthopaedic surgery” and the shortlisted finalists who have also shown an incredible dedication to patient safety. We would like to congratulate the winners again and to thank HSJ for organising such a fun and important event for the industry. We look forward to next year already!