Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate

Patient partnership finalists at the BMJ Awards 2018

21st March 2018

Dr_Julie_Raj_Sharon_Bird_and_Vicki_Wagstaff.jpgOur Palliative and End of Life Care (PEoLC) Network is in the spotlight again, having reached the finals of this year’s BMJ Awards in the Patient Partnership category.

Together, the Cheshire and Merseyside PEoLC Network Hospital Transform Group and People’s Voice representatives have been shortlisted for their collaborative work to produce recommendations for bereavement service improvements in hospitals - ensuring the views of bereaved relatives were at its core.

In the next stages, Dr Julie Raj, Sharon Bird and Vicki Wagstaff - representing the Hospital Transform Team, People’s Voice and Network respectively - will go forward to present the bereavement specification to a panel of judges on 10th May.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony that evening, celebrating the incredible work that healthcare teams across the country do every day.

People’s Voice member Bob Giles commented:

I am proud to be a member of the outstanding Palliative and End of Life Care People’s Voice group in Cheshire and Merseyside. I am pleased to have been able to input into the development of the bereavement specification, which is such an important piece of work.”

I am proud to be a member of the outstanding Palliative and End of Life Care People’s Voice group in Cheshire and Merseyside. I am pleased to have been able to input into the development of the bereavement specification, which is such an important piece of work.”

Chris Webster, Macmillan CNS and Lead cancer nurse at Liverpool Women’s Hospital said:

We have been delighted to review our bereavement services against the specifications, and thankfully are mainly gold, but we will aim to strive for Gold standards in all areas.

“At Liverpool Women’s Hospital we have completely revamped our bereavement leaflet, care at death guidelines and shared all with our bereavement committee who were very impressed with the work from the group, so well done!

Patient Partnership Award Finalists

The finalists in the Patient Partnership Category are:

  • Bereavement Specification - North West Coast SCN
  • Patient-Centred IBD Care Model - St Mark’s Hospital, LNWUH NHS Trust
  • Sit Up, get Dressed Keep Moving - University Hospital of North Midlands
  • Teen Health Clinic - Eaglescliffe Medical Practice
  • Wellbeing College in Practice - Kilburn Park Medical Centre/CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College.

More information

Please follow the links for further details:

Bereavement specification

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