It’s been a great year so far for our Crisis Pathway! After being shortlisted at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Awards back in May, the team were successful in winning the award for Mental Health Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards last week. This week, the team were representing at the NHS Parliamentary Awards, held on the House of Commons terrace and hosted by Dr Sarah Wollaston.
The Crisis Pathway were up for the Excellence in Mental Health award for their partnership work with Mind in providing the county-wide Crisis Cafes. Although they unfortunately did not win the national award, in being shortlisted they were named Regional Winners for the East Midlands region.
England’s top nurse and leading the national awards ceremony this year, Ruth May, said:
“A huge congratulations to all those who have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the NHS as well as making a genuine difference to the patients they care for.”
Adam Smith, Service Lead,Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: "It’s been a really good year for true co-production within our crisis pathway which has enabled us to respond to the local needs and creatively develop services.’
Jen Holling, Transformation Programme Lead – Mental Health, Learning Disability and Secured Services Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said:
"I’m absolutely thrilled to see that our crisis cafes have been shortlisted for this award. This reflects our co-produced approach to service design and our service users, carers and staff deserve this regional and national recognition."