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North Cumbria’s Hospitals Trust shortlisted for national award

[N]orth Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) has been shortlisted for the CHKS Top Hospitals programme data quality award 2018 for the second year running.

The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

The data quality award for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a national award given in recognition of the importance of clinical coding and data quality, and the essential role they play in ensuring appropriate patient care and financial reimbursement from commissioners.

CHKS, as part of Capita Healthcare Decisions, uses over 27 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals programme awards are judged. The data comes from the information that is regularly submitted by hospitals to NHS Digital to help track performance. NCUH is one of just five shortlisted in this category, for the second year in a row.

Lorraine Gray, head of information at NCUH, said: “It’s fantastic news that the Trust has been shortlisted for this award, we pride ourselves on our efficiency in data quality, and this nomination reflects the hard work and dedication of our information  and coding teams.”

Kevin McDonnell, Business Director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: “North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust should take pride in having been shortlisted on the basis of our analysis of patient safety indicators and we look forward to the next stage in the process when we will announce the winner at our awards ceremony in London.”

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards will be held in London today (15th May) and will be hosted by NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson with guest speaker Dr Ed Coates. Over 200 guests are due to attend including leaders from across the healthcare sector.

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