Dr Ruth Burnett, Interim Medical Director, surprised the team with the award and hamper. She said: "The team were nominated for the fantastic effort they put into the service, both in their responsiveness to staff and to patient feedback. We're hugely proud of you all and would like to say a massive thank you!"

Clinical Pathway Lead Liz Ward and Service Manager Adele Archer accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Liz said: “Thank you to everyone who did all the work, it's thanks to all of you - our wonderful team! This has absolutely made my day!"

Congratulations to Leeds Sexual Health!

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Clinicians making improvements in the PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) pathway highly commended

Improving services- HC

A group of clinicians who sought to make improvements in the PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) pathway and childhood trauma patient care have been highly commended in our Thank You Event 2018’s Improving Services category.

The project saw Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Psychology teams working together more closely together and PTSD champions working within both services.

IAPT now works routinely with more complexity than before, training has been delivered by one of the PTSD champions and there is shared referral criteria and guidance between IAPT and Psychology.

Those involved in the work were nominated by IAPT Clinical Team Manager Paula Smith, who said: “Clinicians really valued the training received.

“We can demonstrate that we have good partnerships with external services, a commitment to service improvement and willingness to adapt and problem solve.

“It makes me very proud to work among these talented individuals!”

They were surprised by Dr Ruth Burnett, Interim Medical Director, who said: “I want to say huge congratulations from all of us at LCH!”

Congratulations to the team on being highly commended!