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PenCLAHRC’s Patient-Initiated Clinic (PIC) project team were winners at this year's Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards, which took place in Manchester on 24th May 2016.
The HSJ awards seek to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency and improvement by the NHS, as well as the excellent use of resources. They also seek out examples of demonstrable improvement in outcomes, both within back office functions and clinical initiatives.
Having travelled to London earlier this year to present their case and explain why their project should win, the PIC team went on to scoop the award in the General Medicine category at...Read more
PenCLAHRC's work with the Rheumatology Team at Derriford Hospital, on an innovative patient-led appointment system, has been shortlisted for another prestigious national award.
The Direct Access service, which enables patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, to have more control of their treatment, has been shortlisted in the General Medicine category at this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards.
Introduced in 2011, the Patient Initiated Appointment System (PIAS), currently allows 800 patients to contact a specialist nurse when they are worried about an aspect of their disease. An appointment can then be made quickly, if required, rather than the...Read more