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GMMH partnership praised for Patient Safety in national Awards

We have been named a finalist for the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards in the ‘Best Partnership Solution Improving Patient Safety’ category.

The award recognises those who continually strive for the best in patient safety, quality of care and cultural environment, which is more important than ever to highlight this World Patient Safety Day (17 September 2020). Nominations for the Patient Safety Awards are judged on the impact they had on patient and staff experiences within the health and social care sector.

The Trust has been shortlisted for the award, in partnership with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Homeless Welfare, Bolton Council, Homeless Aid UK and St John Ambulance – Bolton Homeless Outreach Nursing Team Collaborations.

Bolton Homeless Outreach Nursing Team is a collaboration between the Trust and several partner organisations to support the most vulnerable members of Bolton’s community. The collaboration supports homeless people in Bolton with a weekly ‘treat on the street’ project. The project receives psychological input and training from a GMMH psychologist, who equips staff with trauma-informed learning to help people affected by trauma with their recovery and improve their life chances.

Neil Thwaite, Chief Executive at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We are thrilled we have made it to the finals of these important national awards, which celebrate patient safety achievements across the NHS. It is recognition for our hard working staff and an example of organisations working together effectively to help the most vulnerable in our society. The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled huge challenges and risks, but our services have remained safe, service users well-cared for and our staff continue to offer high standards of care and this nomination is testament to our efforts to always put patient safety first.”

The full list of nominees for the 2020 HSJ Patient Safety Awards can be found on (opens in new window)

Winners will be selected ahead of the ceremony, which will take place virtually as part of the Patient Safety Virtual Congress and Awards on 10 November 2020.

Logo of the Patient Safety Awards 2020 with the words "Recognising Safety, Culture and Experience in Patient Care Brought to you by HSJ View Shortlist" with a photo from the 2019 Awards Ceremony

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