Learning

Winner: Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Team

Shortlisted for two awards, this small team is in very high demand and efficiently offers support to users and staff. The team has supported parents of children with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia and the team’s exceptional work is highly praised. Members of the team were nominated by service users, the sickle cell support group and their colleagues.

Runner up: Greenwich Co-ordinated Care Team

The Greenwich Coordinated care team is an example of integrated working at its best. The commitment of all of the dedicated staff members involved is demonstrated by successful projects such as ‘Eltham Test and Learn’ with the aim to provide a service that is ‘wanted and defined’ by the people they care for.

Commended: Dementia Training Team

The introduction of GP education has developed GPs’ understanding of a number of complex issues which surround older people’s mental health. Their nominator stated that ‘The work done in primary care has enhanced the GPs’ understanding of the need for early diagnosis for people experiencing memory problems, as well as developing working relationships with colleagues in primary care.’ All of this is vital to providing the best care to our service users.

Commended: The Source

The Source has received some excellent feedback. The team’s nominator states that ‘the team’s loyalty has led to excellent motivation to develop a client centered service,with high clinical skills, leading to a considerable increase in numbers visiting the service.’

Commended: Bexley CAMHS Adolescent Team

The Bexley CAMHS Adolescent Team has a user focused approach to treatment. The team has a high caseload of young people coping with complex issues and the team is always learning and improving their service by applying different approaches. The team is described as ‘prioritising the relationships the young people form with team members throughout their journey through the service.’