03 September 2021

Well done to all the Trust teams and services that made it through to the HSJ Value Awards 2021 final yesterday - and a special congratulations has to go to the City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service who not only won the Digital Clinical Transformation Award for their work on A Digital Recovery Platform for Severe Mental Illness but were also singled out as Highly Commended by the judges in two other categories - The IT & Digital Innovation Award and the Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative.

The team worked with their partners in City and Hackney ICP, North East London CCG, The Advocacy Project and Core Sport to make this project a success.

On learning about the service's win, Dr. Patricia Potter, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trust Professional Lead for Psychological Therapies, East London said:

"This is a much-deserved win and I'm so pleased colleagues in City & Hackney are being recognised for their hard work to make improvements to benefit people that use our services."

On this unprecedented round of accolades for the  City & Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service, Trust CEO Paul Calaminus said:

"This is quite a remarkable achievement and goes to demonstrate the calibre of staff working for ELFT.

"The work the service put in to support service users in Hackney during this most challenging year has rightly been seen by the HSJ judges as outstanding.

"Well done to everyone in C&H SPS - and well done to all our other HSJ Value Award finalists and winners too."

Partnership project winners

Another winning team were all the people that came together to make The Darzi Seeds of Change Project for the People by the People’ through to the final for the HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year award.

ELFT's Tower Hamlets Recovery College played a key role in the project.  Jessica Prakash, Recovery College Manager said:

"I'm so delighted for everyone that took part.

"To win an HSJ Award is a real achievement, and shows just how pioneering this project is.

"The Darzi Seeds of Change Project is pioneering in terms of how it brings both clinicians and the community together to create change."

As well as ELFT's Tower Hamlets Recovery College, other partners working on the Darzi Seeds of Change project include the Tower Hamlets CCG (EQUIP &  Patient and Public Engagement Team), The Barkantine Practice, Communities University of East London, NHS England Always Events, Tower Hamlets CVS, Tower Hamlets Council (Public Health), Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham, Tower Hamlets Health Watch and the Darzi Fellowship Programme London South Bank University.

You can read more about the work they have done in Trust Talk here.

The Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year Award went to Tower Hamlets Together for their work on the Born Well, Growing Well Asthma and Wheeze Project. Alongside them they worked with LB Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets CCG, Barts Health Trust, colleagues from the Trust, Tower Hamlets GP Care Group and the Community Voluntary Sector. 

The Newham Perinatal Service were finalists for the award for the Mental Health Service Redesign category, for their work on Transforming the Intensive Care Pathway.

Find out more about the winners for the HSJ Value Awards 2021 here.