Trust Shortlisted for Four HSJ Patient Safety Awards

Published: 19 June 2023 to 31 December 2098

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We are delighted to announce that several of our Humbelievable teams have been shortlisted for the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in four categories.

The HSJ Patient Safety Awards help drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS. These awards recognise and reward the hard-working teams and individuals who, in these times of austerity, pay restraints and workforce shortages, are striving to deliver improved patient care.

In 2023, 24 awards will be given under three key areas:

•    Clinical and Specialist excellence 
•    Enacting organisation-wide change 
•    Service/system innovation 

Teams from our Trust have been shortlisted for four awards within these areas, including one project being shortlisted in two categories. These include:

CENS Project by the Complex Emotional Needs Service

Shortlisted for Community Care Initiative of the Year.

Our Complex Emotional Needs Service (CENS) has made exceptional progress in improving care for those with a "personality disorder".

The service has evolved from a team providing care co-ordination only, to a service providing assessment, care coordination, consultation, comprehensive evidence based intervention programmes (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Structured Clinical Management), training, partnership working with the Local Authority Care Leaving team, and carer support (1:1 and a group psychoeducation programme).

The team are proud to improve knowledge, challenge stigma, include the service user voice, and to have a service wide role in improving services for those with complex emotional needs.

Phlebotomy Clinic by the Hull Community Learning Disability Service

Shortlisted for the Learning Disabilities Initiative of the Year.

Many people with a learning disability have a variety of co-existing health conditions. Health inequalities are avoidable differences which people with a learning disability experience.

It was identified that there was a cohort of adults known to the Community Learning Disability Hull Team (CTLD) who were not receiving the adequate blood tests which had been requested from Primary or Secondary Care. The reasons for this included the individuals’ level of learning disability, anxiety, and associated distressed behaviours meaning that it was not possible to obtain bloods safely within a primary care setting.

Our Phlebotomy Clinic aimed to positively impact this cohort of people and ensure they were receiving physical care in a way that worked for their complex needs.

Follow My Lead Project by the Hull Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities Service

Shortlisted for Learning Disabilities Initiative of the Year and the Patient Safety Education and Training Award.

‘Follow My Lead’ is an award-based training scheme aimed at services supporting individuals with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). The scheme focuses on enhancing the communication and quality of life of people with PMLD.

It was co-produced, with input from the Hull PMLD focus group which is comprised of parents, carers and professionals supporting individuals with PMLD. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, Hull City Council and City Health Care Partnership provided the funding for the resource.


The winners of the HSJ Patient Safety Awars will be announced on 18th September 2023 in a glittering awards ceremony in at Manchester Central.

See the full list of shortlists here:

  • Summary:

    The HSJ Patient Safety Awards help drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS. 

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