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Triumph for the Trust at the Health Enterprise East NHS Innovation

Congratulations go to two of the Trust's teams who have attended the Health Enterprise East 2014 NHS Innovation Competition Awards event at Girton College.

Dr Ana Draper and her team triumphed in the category entitled Patient Dignity and Experience with their Distress Thermometer psychological screening tool which is used in palliative care. The benefit of the Distress Thermometer is that it has dramatically increased the team’s ability to accurately identify distress, which has had a direct impact on the patient experience and their dignity. This improved pathway means that patients can be allocated psychological support according to the NICE competencies and supervised during the delivery of psychological interventions.

Shortlisted in the category of Long Term Conditions Management was Ruth Bird and her team. The team used assistive technology (iPad and Scene and Heard app) to facilitate communicative interactions for Aphasic clients, giving them a voice, helping to make their communication an interactive process and increasing confidence in work, at home and when socialising.

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The Patient Advice & Liaison Service, (PALS) provides a free informal and confidential service for patients, their families, and carers. PALS aims to make a genuine difference to the overall quality of the service you receive from Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust...read more 

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Unit 1a Howard Court, 14 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1BW, T. 01707 388000 F. 01707 321840