Good practice in the community is being celebrated in an annual awards scheme, with potential winners being reminded they have just a few weeks left to make their nomination.

Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) invites members of the NHS, as well as voluntary and community groups, to enter for awards being presented at the Patient Experience and Learning Event in April.

The awards are split into two categories: Learning from Experience, where services/providers demonstrate making use of patient/user experience to improve and develop services; and Supporting Community Health, where services/projects show what they are delivering to support health and wellbeing for people in Medway.

Nominations close on 9 February, and shortlisted entrants will be invited to give a short presentation at the event, with an overall winner decided on the day.

Caroline Selkirk, Accountable Officer at Medway CCG, commented: “This is a great opportunity to recognise the efforts of people who work in partnership with patients and the public, doing their bit to make a difference within our community.

“We’ve widened the criteria this year, as a way to celebrate the efforts of our community partners. This is because through our work with Involving Medway we’ve seen some really impressive partnership working by our small grants recipients and so we want to encourage them and other groups to share their achievements.”

Last year’s winners included The Pelvic Floor Matters campaign run by Medway Community Healthcare, and Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust’s Co-production of a new in-patient unit.

Running under the theme “Medway Working in Partnerships with patients and communities to improve health”, this year’s event will take place during the day on 23rd April, at the Priestfield Stadium in Gillingham.

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