Tayside team wins Quality Improvement Award

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NHS Tayside’s Neonatal Unit has been recognised with a national Quality Improvement Award.

The Ninewells team won the Excellence for QI in Maternity, Neonatal and Paediatric Services category for its ‘Unite – Keeping Families Together’ initiative.

The project involves a team of doctors, midwives, maternity care assistants and advanced nurse practitioners which aims to keep families together by reducing avoidable admissions to the neonatal intensive care unit.

Paediatric registrar Dr Lauren Shaw was also shortlisted in the Quality Improvement Champion Award, which recognises individuals who have demonstrated a relentless focus on driving forward quality improvement with a focus on improving outcomes for babies, children, young people and their families.

The Quality Improvement Awards celebrate those who are delivering improvement methods across Scotland as part of the Maternity and Children’s Quality Improvement Collaborative (MCQIC) and the Children and Young People’s Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC).

Deputy First Minister John Swinney, who presented the awards, said, “The Quality Improvement Awards demonstrate the commitment from individuals and organisations working to improve the lives of children, young people and families.

“The awards provide an opportunity to share best practice and improvement methods that are having a positive impact on people across Scotland. It is a great honour to reward those who are passionate about making Scotland the best place to grow up.”

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