NHSGGC staff hope to shine at Digital awards ceremony
Friday, January 25, 2019
NHSGGC staff have been shortlisted in no less than six categories in an awards ceremony dedicated to how technology is used to improve health in Scotland.
The second Holyrood Digital Health and Care Awards will be held in the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh on Wednesday, 20 February and will celebrate excellence and innovation in the growing digital health and care sector in Scotland.
The awards aim to recognise the achievements of those individuals and teams working in the health and social care sector whose creativity and innovation continues to put Scotland at the forefront of the digital revolution in healthcare and improves the life chances and quality of patients across the country and beyond.
Staff from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have found themselves shortlisted in six different categories:
- The Digital Leader Award will recognise someone who has played a key role in creating the environment and culture that makes large scale digital transformation of health and care services possible. The Board’s Director of eHealth William Edwards has been shortlisted in this category.
- The Digital Impact Award will go to an individual who has championed the use of digital to transform services on a local level, improving outcomes for the service users in their area. There are two shortlisted nominations for NHSGGC staff in this category. Firstly Community Services Manager for Mental Health Anne Malarkey for her work in implementing a programme to ensure all community-based services are fully digital. This allows patients to be supported by clinical staff who have secure seamless and timely access to their history and care plans and the ability to make updates to our patients’ electronic notes. Two members of the Board’s Pharmacy team Norman Lannigan and Aileen Muir have also been shortlisted for their work in setting up a group concentrating on the safer use of medicines through adopting technology.
- NHSGGC’s Medicines Reconciliation and immediate discharge letter team have been shortlisted in the Digital Health and Care Team Award This will be awarded to a team who have developed their own digital skills and culture, successfully implementing digital projects that have changed the way services are delivered and received.
- Next up is the Board’s Beating the Blues Team (BBT) who reach out to people who suffer from mild to moderate mental health issues, helping them to access specialised care. They have been shortlisted in the Accessing Mental Health Care Award
- In the Technology and Data in Action Award Category, the Health and Social Care Data EPR Team have seen themselves through to the last stages. The team has made it possible for the Board to share information safely through a secure portal, resulting in more person-centred care.
- Finally, the Board’s last shortlist comes in the category of Empowering Children and Young People Award. NHSGGC’s Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service developed the KIDS programme (Kids Independently Developing Skills) to give children and their families access to advice, information and resources without having to be referred to specialist children’s services.
William Edwards, NHSGGC’s Director of eHealth said: “The large number of shortlisted nominations outlines the scale and degree of digital transformation that is happening routinely across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to support our clinical staff in providing the best possible outcomes for the patient population we serve.
“I am delighted to have been nominated within the Digital leader category, but importantly this is primarily down to the dedicated staff and clinicians who embrace change across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.”
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