VIEWER platform receives high commendation for Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS at 2022 HSJ Partnership Awards

The Psychosis VIEWER team at the HSJ awards

The Psychosis VIEWER population health management platform has received high commendation at the 2022 HSJ Partnership Awards.

‘VIEWER: Visualisation & Interaction With Electronic Records - a platform for population health management of psychosis’ received a high commendation for the Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS at this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards at an awards ceremony held at Park Plaza, Westminster.

The accolade recognises their ongoing innovative and collaborative partnerships with the NHS and commitment to healthcare.

About the VIEWER platform

The platform is a novel tool to provide clinicians and staff with detailed insight and knowledge to help design services that meet population needs. It was co-developed through a participatory design approach by clinicians, informaticians and researchers at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.

The partnership represents close working between the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group (CAG) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre’s Clinical Record Interactive Search (CRIS) and CogStack teams.

Following a rigorous judging process, involving a wide panel of judges from across the healthcare sector, the VIEWER platform had been chosen as a finalist in the Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS, followed by this special recognition.

The awards ceremony was attended by leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds. Hosted by celebrity guest Tom Allen, the evening was a true celebration of the achievements and collaborative partnerships in healthcare across a total of 18 categories.

The VIEWER platform provides clinicians and staff with multidimensional clinical knowledge and patient information, intelligently filtered and visually presented at appropriate times, geo-locations and care teams to improve health outcomes. This includes visualising the population and designing services to meet population needs, ensuring specialist-level oversight of all patients, even those not meeting criteria for secondary-care case management.

Dr David Codling, Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, said:

"We are absolutely delighted to get a high commendation in the ‘Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS’ category.  VIEWER was recognised as a true collaboration between academic and clinical institutions that is giving clinicians the tools to improve care for patients. This award has inspired us to continue working with clinicians and patients to provide more intuitive ways of getting the information that matters to the people that need it." 

Dr Robert Harland, Clinical Director for the Psychosis Clinical Academic Group and Caldicott Guardian at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Much of healthcare, and psychiatry in particular, is under resourced and crisis driven. The VIEWER platform aims to give clinicians, local healthcare managers and patients the information they need to better target services and interventions in the right place and to the right people. The aim is to allow more equitable access and more effective prevention. We are very pleased that the HSJ has recognised the value of this approach and we hope we can build on it to demonstrate improved health outcomes within the communities we serve."

Dave West, Health Service Journal’s Deputy Editor congratulated the team on their successful win:

“This year’s entrants displayed a varied range of projects and partnerships, all working together to benefit the nation’s healthcare sector. On this occasion, I congratulate the VIEWER platform on getting highly commended in the Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS and I look forward to learning the future of their projects, now with the added accolade from the HSJ family.”

King’s Health Partners projects shortlisted for mental health partnership

King’s Health Partners’ Mind and Body Programme was also shortlisted for the Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS, as was the Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance. The Mind and Body Programme aims to improve the physical healthcare of people with serious mental illness using technology. The partnership is committed to a programme of work to join up and deliver excellent mental and physical healthcare, research and education to treat the whole person.

The Lambeth Living Well Network Alliance was also shortlisted for Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS. The Alliance brings together South London and Maudsley, Lambeth Council, Certitude and Thames Reach, along with commissioners, to transform the way people in Lambeth recover from mental ill health and stay well. 

Shortlisted projects for health inequalities and workforce wellbeing

South London Listens was shortlisted for Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities. This unique project was set up by South London and Maudsley in partnership with South West London and St George’s Mental NHS Health Trust and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. 

Norman Lamb, Co-Chair of South London Listens and Chair, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We are delighted to have been a finalist for an HSJ Partnership Award for our work in addressing health inequalities. South London Listens is programme of genuine co-production – identifying the needs of our communities in partnership with residents and service users.”

Keeping Well South East London was shortlisted for Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year. Keeping Well offers free, fast and confidential wellbeing and psychological support to people who work across the health and social care sector in south east London.

David Bradley, Chief Executive at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Huge congratulations to all the entrants who were recognised and shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Partnership Awards. Each project demonstrates the substantial benefits that working in partnership can provide to people who use our services and our wider communities.”

The full list of winners and finalists for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 can be found:  

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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 25 Mar 2022, 19:01 PM

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