IASS system design work nominated for awards

Posted on Tuesday 9th April 2013

Children playingOur collaborative system design work with Pennine Acute Hospital Trust has been shortlisted for the National Patient Safety Awards.

Nationally, problems with information sharing and communication have been a regular and major feature of child protection Serious Case Reviews for many years. The University of Birmingham, funded by the National Institute for Health Research has been undertaking a design oriented, action research and evaluation project in collaboration with clinicians in Pennine, two Birmingham NHS Trusts and the University of Nottingham. This collaborative project has been nominated in the Data/Information Management category for this year’s awards.

Sue White, Professor of Social Work (Children and Families), commented: 'We are delighted to have been shortlisted as the process is competitive and the commendation will help us to promote the system nationally. It is about to be piloted in two Birmingham hospitals'.

Dr Suzanne Smith from the Pennine Acute Trust also added: “This development has come about through a huge amount of hard work and dedication from my team supported by IM &T and in partnership with community NHS and Local authority colleagues outside of the Trust. The form itself is subject to an exciting collaborative research venture with the University of Birmingham who have collated the comments used in the application as part of the research.”

More information

You can read more about the awards ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday 9 July 2013, by visiting http://www.patientsafetyawards.com/home

For further information on Social Work at Birmingham, please visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/socialwork.