Three awards for a great team

Pulmonary rehabilitation team win three awards at Kent and Medway conference.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT) scored a hat trick at the Celebrating Advanced Practice in Kent and Medway Conference.

The team scooped an award for clinical excellence and another for having the best conference poster. In addition, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Kate Savage picked up an award for research.

Head of Service Pramod Selkar said the wins all came on the back of the team working hard to get national recognition from the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Scheme last year. A quality improvement project carried out by Kate was central to this, which involved introducing a new walking test for patients, considered to be best practice and in line with British Thoracic Society guidelines.

Pramod said: “As a team, we meet the expectations of our patients and we look after our staff health and well-being. We are flexible and approachable and we listen to our patients and our colleagues.

“I am so proud of all staff members. Everyone works well to maintain and provide a quality service. We are very special”.

Clinical Services Manager Natalie Wanstall added: “This is another fantastic achievement for the team and really shows how they are putting quality as a top priority when delivering excellent patient care. The team’s motivation and drive really shines through and to win these awards is a wonderful recognition of this.  Well done to everyone involved. #KCHFTPROUD.”

The event was organised by the NHS Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board.

The team were also winners in the South East Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Forum Transformation Awards, held in February.