Winter 2022 issue
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HSJ Awards Success for Trust Partnership Projects

A culture of collaboration has been recognised by judges who named ELFT partnership programmes as winners in three categories at the world’s largest healthcare awards, the Health Service Journal Awards.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Provider Collaboration of the Year was awarded to the North Central and East London CAMHS Provider Collaborative (NCEL CAMHS), which commissions and provides CAMHS inpatient services. Collaborative partners are ELFT, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, North East London NHS Foundation Trust, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Whittington Health NHS Trust. The partnership has seen improvement and efficiency in the care of young people. It has really made a difference.  Dr Mohit Venkataram, ELFT Director of Commercial Development, said:

We are incredibly proud to accept this award on behalf of colleagues across North Central and East London who work tirelessly together and with other partners to develop safe and quality care for children and young people.”

Dementia Care Alliance

The Place-Based Partnership Award was won by the Alliance Model of Dementia Care from Diagnosis to End of Life which supports patients in City and Hackney. The integrated dementia service is a collaborative effort involving the City and Hackney Place Based Partnership, NHS North East London, ELFT, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Alzheimer’s Society, London Borough of Hackney and City of London Corporation.

Dean Henderson, Borough Director for City & Hackney said,

"This award demonstrates the value of the Dementia Alliance and shows how, when services work well together, people living with dementia and their carers receive much improved care and support.”

Attracting BAME Psychologists to the Profession

The Workforce Initiative of the Year was awarded to the Clinical Associate in Psychology programme provided in partnership by ELFT, Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (EPUT) and Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust (SHSC) The initiative has driven up numbers of BAME staff applying and being recruited for roles, and attracted people who may not have thought of a career in psychology as an option.

Dr Ravi Rana, ELFT Director of Therapies.

We are thrilled that through the Clinical Associate of Psychology programme, the psychology professions have been able to take a lead in demonstrating how apprenticeships can successfully bring innovation, diversity, inclusivity and stability to our workforce."

Chief Executive Paul Calaminus was delighted. He said

Working in collaboration and across traditional boundaries is the key to providing integrated care and for us to deliver our mission of improving the quality of life for all we serve. I am tremendously proud of all colleagues and partners shortlisted and those named as winners at the HSJ Awards, which celebrate all things good about the NHS.”

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