Pharmacist is highly commended in the HSJ Value Awards

Pharmacist Kirsty Matthews

A pharmacist at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT)has been highly commended in the HSJ Value Awards.

Winners were announced at the end of last week – with Kirsty Matthews being among them, for her medicines review service, which was a quality improvement (QI) project.

The service which Kirsty piloted was to make sure care home residents had the right medicines to help them and keep them safe, after being discharged from hospital.

An awards ceremony took place at Manchester Central last Thursday. There were 21 winners out of 149 finalists. Judges said they were “blown away by the quality of entries, especially during what has been one of the hardest and most challenging years to work in the health and care sector.”

Each category had a winner and a highly commended prize, with Kirsty beating entries from the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and NHS England and Improvement in her section.

Find out more about Kirsty’s project here on our QI website.

Kirsty’s award submission was supported by KCHFT QI adviser Kayleigh Hartshorn.