19 September 2016
We are finalists for a HSJ award
Research and Development department has been shortlisted as a
finalist in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2016, which
recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in the NHS.
The department has been shortlisted for our Everyone
Included approach in the Clinical Research Impact Category.
Everyone Included is an innovative and inclusive method of
telling our service users about research. Winning a HSJ award would
provide well deserved recognition for Everyone Included
and help the initiative develop further.
Everyone Included, Research for All; means we aim to
let everyone who accesses our services in AWP know about
opportunities to take part in relevant, ethically approved NHS
research, unless they tell us otherwise.
In March 2013 AWP was the first mental health trust in the
country to formally offer an alternative method to make research
more accessible and inclusive for all. Everyone Included
has been in development for over five years, working with service
users, staff and members of the public to ensure we increase
awareness and access to research.
Julian Walker, director of research and development, said "I am
so pleased we have been shortlisted as finalists, this is a true
accolade. It means the HSJ has recognised the importance of
research, of asking service users and of following this with
practical procedures that are efficient and properly regulated. We
are delighted at the national recognition AWP has received and I am
extremely grateful to all the staff and service users who have
worked on this initiative."
The Everyone Included approach is designed with the
individual in mind; promoting individual choice, inclusivity and
equal opportunities. It has received positive interest from
national regulators, other trusts, and most importantly our service
Often people with mental health conditions and dementia are not
fully considered, and decisions are made about them, without them.
Just because someone has a mental health problem it does not mean
they lack capacity, Everyone Included promotes and
supports this principle.
The annual HSJ Awards are independently judged and open to all
services and areas of health. The winners will be announced at the
awards ceremony on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.
Fingers crossed and best of luck to the team!
if you would like to find out more about Everyone