Excellence and Innovation

We learn and innovate wherever we can, and embrace change to enhance our services, to improve patient outcomes and staff experience. This award recognises an individual or team who have provided examples of excellent or outstanding work, the outcomes of which have enabled us to be at the forefront or specialist responsive care, as a dynamic integrated and outstanding service.

Nominee Biography
Dan Cooper / Brad Williams

Dan Copper and Brad Williams have been nominated for the success in the Fall Impact Reduction Pilot earlier this year. This bespoke course has been designed and delivered by Dan and Brad to a North East care home where the staff would be trained in the utilization of the inflatable lifting cushions for non-injured falls.

The rationale for the quality improvement is to reduce call outs NEAS is currently receiving for non-injured falls and significantly reduce the cost of which falls are costing the NHS.

Andrew Williams

Andrew has been nominated for this award for successfully introducing manual handling aids and equipment to support PTS staff in the movement of patients. Having this unique and specialist equipment means we can manage all mobility types in a safer, professional and more dignified way.   

This equipment will now provide PTS staff with an additional safety mechanism to support them in delivering services to patients.  

Nicola Watson Nicola has been nominated for her work across the last twelve months as she has worked closely with an external agency to increase the number of Public Accessible Defibrillators that are available to NEAS Health Advisors and Clinicians. By integrating with The Circuit, we now have visibility of over 60,000 defibs across the country enabling health advisors to advise callers from all over the country where this life saving equipment is located. Already, this has increased our emergency ready statistics to over 85%, one of the highest in the country.
Hayley Stagg

Hayley has been nominated for her work for the Statistical Process Control (SPC) allows users to focus on areas that need attention in an easily digestible manner, identifying when variation is outside or normal limits and providing assurance. SPC charts can help drive improvements and monitor changes which in turn can improve the service and care we deliver to patients.

This is an excellent example of complex coding, lateral thinking and looking beyond what is already available to solve a problem and create a cost effective, time saving solution.

Emma Leather Emma has been nominated for her support and dedication to streamline processes, including the rollout of the PTS equipment. Although Emma had little knowledge of the workings of PTS this did not phase Emma, nor did it deter Emma from tackling it head on with great success. Emma's passion to make processes more efficient is a credit to her own work ethic and positivity.
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