OUH wins gold at the Royal College of Physicians Awards

Three initiatives at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were heralded at the 2020 Royal College of Physicians Awards, with a winner and two finalists.

The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians is a collaboration between the three UK royal colleges of physicians: Us (the RCP), and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

The RCP’s Awards are designed to recognise, celebrate and promote the work that physicians do to improve patient care through education, policy, clinical practice and research.

The Awards accept submissions in several categories, including:

  • Digital award
  • Innovation award
  • International award
  • Medical education and training award
  • Person-centred care award
  • Quality improvement award
  • Research award
  • Welfare and wellbeing award
  • Contribution to the profession award (nomination only)

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) ave taken out one gold this year, as well as receiving two positive recognitions as category finalists.

OUH’s Moving Medicine initiative was a winner in the Patient-Centred Care category, which recognises projects that have placed patients’ needs, view, and involvement at their heart, demonstrating a truly patient-centred approve to improving care

The OUH’s Active Hospital team was a finalist in the Quality Improvement Category, which celebrates projects that have put system-wide changes in place to achieve a measurable improvement in the quality of health services, patient care, and health outcomes

Finally, the RhADIO (Rheumatology Assessment Database Innovation in Oxford) project was a finalist in the Digital category, which recognises and rewards the use of new or existing technologies or digitally driven projects that have contributed to significant patient care or health outcomes

Professor Meghana Pandit, Chief Medical Officer at the Trust, said:

“We are all immensely proud of the innovative approach and enthusiastic nature of our teams.  They are committed to providing excellent care for our patients, constantly working to improve patient experience and drive change and development. Their work has not only been of benefit to our patients, but we have been able to teach and guide other trusts to help them provide the best possible care, too.”

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