Nightline audit wins first prize at HQIP national awards

The HQIP National Audit Awards and Conference 2011 took place on 10 and 11th October at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester.

A total of 14 NHS organisations were shortlisted for the five awards, including the only double-nominee – South London and Maudsley NHS which was nominated in the Patient and Public Involvement (the Crisis Helpline Audit) and in the Sustained Improvement categories (Audit of Antipsychotic use in Inpatients with diagnosis of Dementia).

The Crisis Helpline Evaluation was announced as the Winner in it’s category of Patient and Public Involvement.  The judges commented that the project was exemplary as it demonstrates the value of including service users in all stages of an audit project from choosing a topic to developing recommendations and implementing changes.  The prize and certificates were collected by Dr. Martin Baggaley, SLaM Medical Director and Sheila Woodward, Corporate Audit Project Manager on behalf of the Audit Lead, D Rosier, Service User Consultant who was unable to make the ceremony.  For further information and to view the poster presentations of either of the SLAM projects, please visit the HQIP website intranet site  http://www.hqip.org.uk/hqip-clinical-audit-awards-2011-and-the-winners-are/

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