13th November 2013
The programme scooped the title for the Measuring Excellence category, which awards initiatives where excellence is recognised using data and grounded on a solid bed of evidence.
Judges, including Jessica Crowe, Chief Executive of the Office for Public Scrutiny who presented the award, said the programme had a strong ethos of transparency and shared learning and proved that using and measuring data isn’t just a chore, but a means of really understanding what people need. It was added the judges felt Advancing Quality should win because of our aims to tackle variations in care, cut readmissions and save lives so that thousands of patients receive the right care at the right time and in the right place.
Lesley Kitchen, Advancing Quality Programme Director, said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Advancing Quality and we are delighted the acute and mental health provider trusts, along with commissioners from across all North West CCGs, are getting national recognition for their commitment to implement the programme. It is a wonderful and well deserved accolade for the region!”
Picture: Members of AQuA’s Advancing Quality team including Lesley Kitchen (centre) are presented with their Guardian Public Services Award from Jane Dudman, editor of the Guardian Public Leaders Network (left) and Jessica Crowe (second from right)