PReCePT collaboration wins HSJ Patient Safety Award

We are delighted to announce that our partnership delivery of the PReCePT programme, preventing Cerebral Palsy in pre-term babies, in NW London has won a prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Award. 

Our partnership delivery of PReCePT in NW London, which has already prevented at least three cases of Cerebral Palsy, won the award for Best Partnership Solution Improving Patient Safety.

The programme delivers a simple £1 injection to mothers in pre-term labour, significantly reducing the risk of Cerebral Palsy for their babies.

Imperial College Health Partners used a used a centrally-coordinated locally-led approach to collaborate with maternity services at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital FT, Northwick Park Hospital, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, The Hillingdon Hospitals FT and West Middlesex University Hospital to deliver the intervention.

Award judges said: “This initiative, driven by an impactful partnership across NW London, had a very clear and robust ambition that was designed to make a great difference to patient and carer health and wellbeing.

“The outcome of the initiative was evident, with the patient and carer ambition met, and significant cost savings to the NHS.

“The partnership has made substantial progress on spreading intelligence learned on the initiative across England already. A great example of a simple initiative that can really change lives. Very well done.”

ICHP’s Innovation Delivery Lead Shakti Dookeran said: “Winning this award highlights the significant role and impact that can result from an effective  partnership; Collaboration and building authentic relationships formed the bedrock of our programme.

“Through our centrally coordinated-locally led model we navigated complexities, unblocked challenges, and transformed clinical pathways and ways of working across teams, which has realised benefits for patients, organisations and the wider healthcare system.

“Very proud of what we have achieved as a team!”

Read more about the PReCePT programme and its impact here.