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Our awards & accreditations

As a Trust we’re very proud of our achievements and want to celebrate our awards and accreditations. Below you will see a list of our current awards and accreditations.

Our current awards:

HSJ provider trust of the year 2017 (shortlisted)

In 2017 NHFT were honoured to have been shortlisted for the HSJ Provider Trust of the year award .

Our health heroes 2017, Regional winner Steph Buswell

In 2017 Steph Buswell from the Trust was named Clinical Support worker for the East Midlands.

Fab Awards 2017

The Referral Management Centre won the ‘Penguin’ teamwork awards for their work in making referrals faster by moving to an online system and the Children and Adolescent’s Mental Health Service (CAMHS) were shortlisted by young service users for their online chat system CAMHS live.

Global Equality and Diversity awards, Research Category, Highly commended

In 2017 Trust was highly commended for its work on the Moving Ahead Project which is addressing inequalities in mental health for BME communities.

HSJ Value award shortlist 2018

We’ve been shortlisted in the category ‘Improving the value of NHS Support Services’ for the work undertaken by LGSS and NHFT to remove costs from the IT service whilst improving quality.

Royal College of Nursing award shortlist 2018

The Trust has been shortlisted in two categories within the Royal College of Nursing Institute Awards for 2018. Rebecca Goadsby who now works as a Mental Health Nurse at Berrywood Hospital has been shortlisted for the Andrew Parker Student Nurse award and our body worn camera project has been shortlisted in the Mental Health Nursing category.

HSJ Patient Safety award shortlist 2018

Our pilot use of body worn cameras on mental health wards has been shortlisted in the Product or Innovation – Public Category. In 2017, the Trust trialed the use of body worn cameras on wards, as a way of keeping patients and staff safer.

Public Sector Communications award shortlist 2018

The Trust has been shortlisted for website of the year at the Public Sector Communications Awards 2018. Our objective with the new site was to develop a site, which ensured accuracy, provided solutions for referrals and helped the public access our services.

Our current accreditations:

Care Quality Commission (CQC) grading

In 2017 we were thrilled to receive a rating of ‘good’ from the CQC.

Workplace wellbeing charter

This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our workforce. These standards reflect best practice and are endorsed nationally by Public Health England.

Living wage employer

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and is voluntarily paid by 3,500 UK employers who believe a fair day's work deserves a fair day's pay. NHFT is proud to have been accredited as a Living Wage employer

Northamptonshire Carers Association – Level Three Accreditation

We are very proud to have reached the highest level of this scheme set up by Northamptonshire Carers to encourage employers to provide better opportunities for carers.

Investors in the Environment, Green Award 2017/18

The national accreditation scheme looks at our environmental management plan to make sure we are reducing our core emissions, things like gas, electricity and waste, by 2% per year. The Trust has done exceptionally well by managing to reduce carbon emissions by 24%.

Disability Confident Employer

The Trust is an accredited disability confident employer under the government scheme which works with employers to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Media enquiries

All media enquiries should be sent to our communications team either by email commsteam@nhft.nhs.uk or by phoning 01536 452132.

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