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North Cumbria University Hospitals shortlisted for Top Hospital award

Posted on Wednesday 5th April 2017

Top Hospital award

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has been shortlisted for the CHKS Top Hospitals programme data quality award 2017. The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

The data quality award is a national award given in recognition of the importance of clinical coding and data quality, and the essential role they play in ensuring appropriate patient care. North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of just five shortlisted in this category.

CHKS, part of Capita Healthcare Decisions, has used over 27 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals programme awards are judged. Awards are made on the basis of an analysis of publicly available datasets and every NHS acute trust in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is included.

Andy Lockwood, managing director at Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “North Cumbria should take pride in having been shortlisted on the basis of our analysis of data quality indicators and we look forward to the next stage in the process which will see us announcing a winner at our awards ceremony.”

Stephen Eames, chief executive at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “On the back of being taken out of special measures last week following our Care Quality Commission inspection, this is more positive news for the Trust. It is excellent that through the efforts of our staff, our improvements are being recognised on a national level as one of only five Trusts to be shortlisted for this award.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards will be held in London on 10 May hosted by health policy analyst Roy Lilley. Guest speaker will be Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE. Over 200 guests will be in attendance including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: BMA, NHS Digital, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, NHS Improvement and acute trusts.