CHKS Top Hospitals 2017 programme award winners announced

CHKS has announced the winners of its Top Hospitals programme national awards 2017. The awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and internationally and include award categories for patient safety, quality of care, data quality and new for 2017 was an award for healthcare efficiency. 
The awards were held in London on the 10th May and hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley alongside guest speaker Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE. Over 200 guests attended including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: BMA, NHS Digital, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS Improvement and acute trusts.
The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards are made each year on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and a number of criteria used to shortlist trusts.
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was the recipient of the patient safety award for outstanding performance in providing patients with a safe hospital environment. The award is based on indicators including rates of hospital-acquired infections and mortality and given.
The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust was the winner of the quality of care award. The award was made on the basis of performance in a number of areas including the length of time patients stay in hospital and rate of emergency re-admissions.
Data quality awards recognise the importance of clinical coding and data quality, and the essential role it plays in ensuring appropriate patient care. This year data quality awards were given to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), Spire Roding Hospital for the independent sector and the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust in the specialist category.
Winner of the new healthcare efficiency award was Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for the patient experience award.
CHKS also celebrates excellence amongst its clients across the UK. The Top Hospitals award is based on the evaluation of over 20 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was also amongst the Top Hospitals.
In addition, Vhi SwiftCare Clinics was the winner of its quality improvement award. This international award is open to all healthcare organisations accredited by CHKS in 2016 and recognises significant improvements in patient care and patient experience as well as staff welfare, safety and morale.
Andy Lockwood, managing director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that so many award-winning trusts were brought together in one evening to celebrate success in healthcare.”
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Notes to editors:
1. CHKS, part of Capita plc, is a provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement products and services. We enable providers and commissioners to make better decisions at patient, service, organisation and population level and deliver sustainable improvements in care quality, patient outcomes and service efficiency along the patient pathway. We know health. Over the last 27 years our team of NHS data experts, clinicians and quality managers have worked with more than 400 healthcare organisations to improve population health.
2. Please click here to find out more about the indicators used for each award.
3. To follow the awards on Twitter use the hashtag: #CHKSTH17
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