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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Success at The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Celebration of Innovation Awards.

Published: 26/07/2017

The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network celebrated the best of innovation in healthcare around the region by presenting its second annual Celebration of Innovation awards on Thursday 20 July. Our Trust had been shortlisted for three awards, winning two awards on the night and becoming runners up for another. 

Our Trust was delighted to win both the ‘Innovative Organisation Award’ and the ‘Mental Health Innovation Award’. We were presented with the ‘Mental Health Innovation Award’ jointly with Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit for the Trust’s RAIDPlus project, which is an extension of our Trust’s existing Rapid Assessment, Interface and Discharge service. Rapid Assessment Interface and Dicharge Plus looks at the use of technology to enhance our urgent care pathways, providing better support for both service users and staff.

We were awarded runner-up for the ‘MidTech Innovations Award’ for our Silver Linings app, developed by our Solihull Early Intervention Service. This means that the service will receive support for continued development of the app, which supports young people experiencing psychosis.

Hilary Grant, Executive Medical Director for BSMHFT, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by WMAHSN for the innovative projects our Trust is developing. These awards underline our status as one of the most innovative mental health trusts in the country and we are keen to see these exciting projects continue in their development. We would like to congratulate our Research and Innovation team and all staff involved in these projects.”

For the full list of winners, please click here.