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UK-Ireland, Innovation, 2018

EIT Health supporting the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards in London

9th July 2019

EIT Health supporting the “Person-Centred Care Champion Award”

EIT Health will be supporting the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards for the 70th anniversary of the NHS England in London on the 4 July. The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards has been established to engage MPs in celebrating 70 years of the NHS. They identify and highlight innovative and high quality care across every constituency in England and they thank staff for their dedication, hard work and commitment by recognising and honouring their achievements. On this day, EIT Health will support “The Person-Centred Care Champion Award”.

This award seeks to highlight the individuals, teams or organisations which are going the furthest towards breaking down barriers between different services to ensure patients with long-term and multiple needs get the right care in the right place for them.

This could be through:

  • pulling together different professionals into one team to plan complete packages of care for individual patients;
  • engaging with the public, charities and patient groups to deliver community services which better meet their needs, or;
  • jointly planning services across an area which are focussed on preventing ill health – particularly amongst those groups who suffer poorer outcomes – rather than on picking up the pieces afterwards.

This award has been created to celebrate the achievements of healthcare professionals in adopting a more person-centred approach to health and social care. The NHS in England has historically been too focused on organisations and not on the needs of patients. This meant that patients got passed from pillar to post, attending multiple hospital appointments and repeating their stories to different professionals, and did not get the kind of joined up care they wanted. However, a large number of NHS healthcare professionals currently provide health and social care services that are extremely responsive to patients’ needs and, thanks to this award, will be rewarded for their hard work.

Learn more about the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.

For further enquiries contact:

Laura Vicinanza, laura.vicinanza@eithealth.eu

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