19 September 2017

Trust shortlisted for prestigious national awards

The Trust has been shortlisted for three Heath Service Journal (HSJ) awards including one with local health and care partner organisations.

Those shortlisted are:

  • Project SEARCH, a NHS Learning Disability Employment Programme, is designed to give young people with learning difficulties or disabilities the skills to gain competitive paid employment. This has been shortlisted for the Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government Award
  • The Doctors’ Assistants programme for developing non-registered staff to work alongside doctors has been shortlisted for the Workforce Award. This programme has been pioneered at the Trust helping to free up doctors so they spend less time on admin duties and more time with patients.
  • East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) Alliance, which aims to established fully integrated health and care services for people living in Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne, Seaford and Hailsham areas.  The ESBT programme has been shortlisted for the Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government Award. The Alliance partnership is made up of five local partners: Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG, Hastings and Rother CCG, East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and associate partner Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Adrian Bull ESHT Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to receive three nominations for these prestigious national awards. It is recognition of the initiative work being undertaken here in East Sussex to provide high quality care to local people.”

The Health Service Journal Awards are a much sought-after accolade in British healthcare recognising, celebrating and promoting the finest achievements in the NHS, and showcases them to influential leaders with the NHS.

Winners will be announced on the 22nd November at the HSJ Awards Ceremony.