The NHS Tayside Quality Awards 2012 – which aim to recognise and reward excellence and quality in health care services across Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross - were held on December 20 at Ninewells hopsital.
Chairman Sandy Watson, chief executive Gerry Marr and nonexecutive member of Tayside NHS Board Alison Rogers hosted the awards ceremony, which showcased innovations and improvements in patient care that NHS Tayside staff have devised themselves.
Around 40 teams entered improvement projects that they are driving forward for this year’s awards. Ten projects were short listed as they had demonstrated a focus on person-centredness, effectiveness and safety, reflected consideration of best value and demonstrated how to sustain improvements and roll out these improvements to more patients. The short listed entries were: Weight Management in Pregnancy; Ninewells Greenspace Project; Stronger Links for the LINC Sexual Health Clinic; Breastfeeding Support in Dundee; My Diabetes, My Way - Empowering People with Diabetes Through Electronic Records Access; Polypharmacy: Spreading Best Practice Through Collaboration; Tim – A Dundee Lad Improving Diabetes Outcomes; Improving the Care of Older Angus People Following Emergency Orthopaedic Surgery; Quit4u – Implementing a Best Practice Smoking Cessation Intervention Targeted at Dundee’s Disadvantaged Communities; and Outpatient Self-Administration of UVB Phototherapy.
Improving the Care of Older Angus People Following Emergency Orthopaedic Surgery, claimed the top spot and staff were presented with a plaque and a £1000 education grant.