Trust teams shortlisted for top health awards

Staff in the Cardiac Centre shortlisted for HSJ awards

Staff in the Cardiac Centre shortlisted for HSJ award

Two teams from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for a top health award.

The HSJ Awards 2021 will be held in London on 18 November, and are described as ‘the most esteemed accolade of healthcare service excellence in the UK.’

This year, a team from the Trust’s Cardiac Centre has been shortlisted in the Acute Sector Innovation category for pioneering a technique that is a global first and will impact patients with kidney disease.

Led by lead cardiologist, Dr Billal Patel, the technique will give patients a greater prognosis if they require angioplasty, a procedure used to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins.

Meanwhile, the Trust’s Health Informatics programme team has been shortlisted as part of a group led by NHS England and Improvement for the Connecting Services and Information category.

This team played a leading role in developing, managing and rolling out the COVID-19 Digital Staff Passport Programme to 100 NHS organisations throughout the pandemic.

Phil Graham, digital programme director for the Trust said: “We have been privileged to work on, and provide significant input to, such an exciting initiative.

“It has been great to build on the previous pilot work and hear the positive words from users on their experiences with the NHS Covid-19 Digital Staff Passport. To be nominated for such an award recognises not only the hard work of the collaborative team but also the importance of Digital Staff Passports now and in the future.”

The ceremony will take place at the Evolution London venue in Battersea Park.

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