NHS Trust in Sheffield shortlisted for seven top awards

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a record number of national Patient Safety Awards in recognition of outstanding practice in the field.'The Trust's community podiatry team is pictured

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a record number of national Patient Safety Awards in recognition of outstanding practice in the field.'The Trust's community podiatry team is pictured

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Health chiefs are celebrating after the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was shortlisted for a record number of patient safety awards.

The Trust is in contention for seven awards in total - more than any other NHS organisation in the country.

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a record number of national Patient Safety Awards in recognition of outstanding practice in the field.'The Trust's community podiatry team is pictured

SHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a record number of national Patient Safety Awards in recognition of outstanding practice in the field.'The Trust's community podiatry team is pictured

The awards are one of the most coveted in the healthcare profession, and are run by the Health Service Journal and Nursing Times.

A specialist team at Weston Park Hospital helping to improve the quality of life of patients with malignant spinal cord compression is up for an award along with the Trust’s community podiatry service, which has been instrumental in setting up a Healthy Footwear Guide now used widely in NHS podiatry clinics throughout the country and supported by leading shoe retailers such as Clarks.

The Sheffield Small Bowel Service, which has led the way in developing a pill-sized camera which when swallowed takes pictures of the inside of the stomach, has also been shortlisted.

Sir Andrew Cash, Chief Executive for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Providing safe, high quality patient care is of paramount importance, so we are delighted that the outstanding efforts of our staff have been recognised in so many different categories in these prestigious national awards.

“It’s also a credit to the individuals and teams involved that they have been singled out from so many entries across the country as beacons of good practice.”

This year the judges received nearly 750 entries from over 563 NHS organisations and healthcare providers across the country - the highest number of entries since the awards were launched over seven years ago.

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham on July 6.

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