UHCW consent project shortlisted for national award

UHWC Shortlisted for HSJ value in healthcare award 2016A new training model developed at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) has been shortlisted for a national healthcare award.

The High Impact Reproducible Model for Effective Consent Training, which gives specialist training to junior doctors about taking patient consent for treatment, has made the list in the Training and Development category in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

UHCW doctors Dr Sailesh Sankar, Dr Jayan Mannath, Dr Sanjoy Nagaraja, Dr Simon Darlow and Dr Tim Robbins developed the project to ensure that the way in which consent for treatment is taken fits with the needs of each individual patient.

Dr Robbins said: “It is a great honour for our project to be shortlisted for this award.

“The project benefits patients by ensuring that trainee doctors receive specific training in how best to get consent from patients for procedures, which nationally is something that is done poorly.

“A key focus of the project is ensuring that the consent process is bespoke to each patient, and tailored to their own individual needs and lives.”

Chief Medical Officer and Deputy CEO, Professor Meghana Pandit said: “This is much needed across the NHS and UHCW is at the forefront once again of innovative developments aimed at continuously improving patient care.”

The winners of the awards will be announced on May 24.