Jess visits Heartlands Hospital award nominees

Jess met with staff at Heartlands Hospital who had made it to the regional shortlist of the annual NHS Parliamentary Awards.
The hospital’s HIV Multidisciplinary Team were put forward for the Care and Compassion Award for their work treating HIV and combating misinformation about the condition. The team also work across many organisations to make sure patients can access relevant support services. Their work supports many of the most vulnerable groups in Birmingham including rough sleepers, those with no recourses to public funds, and victims of domestic violence amongst many others.
Also nominated was the Regional Image Sharing Platform (RISP) Team, for the Future NHS Award. The award seeks to recognise those who have made innovations in the use of data and digital technology. The RISP Team have led improvements in retrieving patient information, reducing what was a time-consuming process to a few minutes work. This new infrastructure will help improve clinical outcomes.