Internal Communications and Engagement Award
In May 2019 our Communications team picked up a prestigious Gold Award at the inaugural Internal Communications and Engagement Awards. The team won the 'Best Event' category for running our internal communications event which recognises the contribution employees make here at LCH. The Thank You Event delivers a personal touch to recognise and celebrate individuals or teams.
Infant Mental Health Service wins national award!
The Infant Mental Health Service has had its ‘Babies, Brains and Bonding’ training recognised nationally by winning the very first Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) ‘David Cottrell Education of CAMH Professionals Award’. Lorraine Ingram and Rhonda Mitchell attended the ACAMH conference last week where they collected the award.
The team commented on this excellent achievement:
“We are delighted to be awarded the very first 'David Cottrell Education of CAMH Professionals Award’. We are passionate about developing a shared understanding with practitioners from a diverse range of professional backgrounds about the importance of early relationships. Having this recognition from ACAMH really supports us in promoting the infant mental health agenda, the need to support parents in caring for their infants and in influencing consideration of the earliest relational experiences of children, young people and adults.”
Thank You Event 2018
Dietetics’ double award win!
A digital innovation from our Nutrition and Dietetics Service has had a brilliant double win at the 2018 Building Better Healthcare Awards in London in October.
Supported by the LCH Service Improvement Team and in collaboration with healthcare IT specialists AireLogic Ltd, they created an electronic pre-assessment tool for patients seeking dietary treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
The Functional Gut Disorder (FGD) form allows patients to enter their information via the online tool which is then reviewed by a dietitian prior to their first appointment – saving time on form-filling during appointments and empowering patients.
The e-form was named winner of both the Best Healthcare Software – Patient Centred and Patients Choice.
Flu Fighter Champion award
In April, Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Lead Jo Reynard won the 2018 NHS flu fighter champion award. Jo picked up the award at a ceremony in Manchester which celebrated the achievements of flu teams and organisations across the country in promoting the flu vaccine to frontline health and social care staff in the season 2017/18.
She was recognised for her tireless efforts, including her ‘flu mascots’ Flo and Frankie, which helped Leeds Community Healthcare achieve a vaccination rate of 76.8% this year. Jo and the IPC team also helped vaccinate hundreds of Leeds City Council’s Adult Social Care workforce.
Journal of Health Visiting Awards
The Leeds Infant Mental Health Service and Health Visiting service were awarded runner-up in the Innovation in Health Visiting Practice award.
They were recognised for their work on the Early Attachment Observation (EAO) that supports health visitors across the city to identify emerging relationship difficulties between infants and their care-givers in the first few weeks of life so that the difficulties can be addressed quickly and effectively.