Quality, excellence and learning

Quality, excellence and learning: For teams or individuals demonstrating exceptional performance to improve quality, safety or the way they work and the importance of coproduction in quality improvement and service redesign.

PICUP

Winner: Psychological Interventions Clinic for Outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP)

PiCuP has an international reputation for providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBTp) and family intervention for psychosis (Flp). It is a centre of excellence for training and dissemination of specialist skills and research. The service has recently been redesigned with input from service users to improve the quality of care provided. It now has a peer support service for clients who access psychological therapy within the clinic.

A team member said: "‘We’re so touched and delighted to win an award judged by service users. We’re so proud of our peer support service and would like to dedicate this award to Angela Moorford – she set up this service but sadly died 18 months ago.”

Judges said: "PICuP has high service user satisfaction levels. Some service users are actually in paid roles and all service users are offered the opportunity to volunteer at the end of their treatment. We liked the idea of service users phoning other service users on the waiting list to tell them about the benefits of CBT."

Shortlisted:
Rebecca Davies, Occupational Therapist, Eileen Skellern 1 (ES1), Female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
Rebecca was nominated because despite being a busy full-time clinician working in a very challenging clinical area, she always finds time to support students of all levels and disciplines, alongside regularly acting as a practice placement educator for occupational therapy students.

Jane Marks, Social Worker, Home Treatment Team, Southwark
Jane was nominated for this award as a result of the time and hard work she has put into improving dual diagnosis assessments and interventions. Her nominator described her as passionate, dedicated and highly regarded as an expert practitioner.

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