It is official – the clinical pharmacy team at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital are audit heroes.
The team won the Audit Heroes Award for demonstrating how a whole team can participate in multiple clinical audits.
They were praised in particular for sharing results widely across the trust in order to maintain patient safety and quality.
The Audit Heroes Awards are the highlight of Clinical Audit Awareness Week which takes place yearly.
It is an opportunity to highlight the wonderful work taking place in our trust to improve health care for patients and users of services.
The clinical pharmacy team is led by Neil Oxley, clinical pharmacy manager, and Laura Tweddle, lead pharmacist for education, training and patient safety. They were nominated for the award by Helen Jones, acting chief pharmacist.
Neil said: “I’m speechless. I’m really proud of this team. We collect an awful lot of audit data for various reasons, and it all helps to build a picture of patient safety in relation to medication and drive forward future developments.
We don’t want to rest on our laurels and I think we’re blessed with the clinical pharmacy team who all passionately fly the flag of medication safety. Well done to everyone.”
Thank you to everyone who nominated an audit hero.