29 September 2021

Two ELFT teams have made it through as finalists for this year's  annual BMJ Awards event, taking place this evening.

Work within the forensic service to improve sexual safety and tackle racism are the two QI projects that impressed the BMJ judges.

The BMJ Awards is one of the most rigorous and highly competitive awards events on the calendar of health professionals. 

Emma Furlong from the Forensic service describes the sexual safety project on Clerkenwell, Ludgate and Broadgate wards here, which has enabled the team to understand and raise awareness of people’s experience of sexual violence, and test out ideas that have led to a significant reduction in incidents of sexually inappropriate behaviour. The team are finalists in the BMJ Quality Improvement Team category.

The Recognising Racism project on East India ward is shortlisted for the Diversity & Inclusion Team category. Cornelia Kundishora has been instrumental in leading this work. You can find out more about the changes the team have been testing here.

Update: East India ward won the award for the Diversity & Inclusion category and the nomination for the QI category on sexual safety were given a special commendation from the judges. Read the full story here.