North East Lincolnshire CCG wins Efficiency and Innovation Award

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group wins the Yorkshire and Humber Efficiency and Innovation Award

North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is proud to announce they have won the Efficiency and Innovation Award hosted by the Yorkshire and the Humber HFMA. The award was presented to Michelle Barnard (Assistant Director – Service Planning and Re-design) and Steve Peart (Finance Manager) at the award ceremony on Thursday 30th January.

The award was in recognition of the success of the Paediatric short stay assessment and observation unit which was commissioned by the Women’s and Children’s Service Triangle.

The new unit was opened on Monday 3rd December 2012 and provides paediatric assessment, care and observation for children and young people who present with minor illness and/or who need on-going assessment by paediatric staff.

It is located in a specific area within the A&E Department, it aims to minimise the time spent in hospital, and the number of children admitted to the ward, by providing rapid access to assessment, observation and appropriate management by clinicians and practitioners who have specialist paediatric expertise.

The unit is open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday to Friday and 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at weekends and provides both treatment and observation for up to 6 hours.  Within this time the team either discharge or make a decision to admit. 

This unit has been developed to make sure that children and young people receive the right care at the right time, and since it opened it has proved to be a great success leading to a significant reduction, of over 30%, in the numbers of children and young people being admitted to hospital, and has also resulted in a financial saving to the NHS.

Key members of the Women and Children’s Triangle team are:
Clinical Lead - Dr Marcia Pathak
Service Lead – Michelle Barnard
Finance – Steve Peart
Community Member – Pam Taylor

Michelle Barnard, Assistant Director of Service Planning and Redesign said:
“The work we’ve done on this is very much a team effort. We’ve created a really positive working relationship with Managers and Clinicians at The Hospital so this is really a well done to all involved”.

The CCG are extremely proud of their award and want to thank everyone that was involved. Previously, in November 2013, Dr Marcia Pathak was highly commended in the HFMA National Awards for Clinician of the year 2013.

Dr Marcia Pathak, Clinical Lead said:
“I was extremely proud to be nominated for this award as I feel we are working together well within our CCG and also forging closer relationships with secondary care and the local authority”.

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