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Proactive care team recognised at award ceremony
05 March 2014

Proactive care team recognised at national awards ceremony

Our proactive care staff members have received a 'Highly Commended' award at the national NHS England Excellence in Participation Awards 2014. The awards ceremony took place on Monday 3 March at the Health and Care Innovation EXPO in Manchester. 

Photographed at the event were SCT staff: Anne-Marie Whent, clinical services manager (2nd from left) and Louise Hughes, team lead, proactive care Mid Sussex South (3rd from left) and Claire Duffield, team lead, proactive care Horsham (far right).

Speaking about the award recognition, Louise Hughes said: "We are delighted as a team to have been recognised in this way. I think this supports the benefits of collaborative working with social care professionals, GPs and NHS colleagues. Proactive Care provides an innovative approach to patient management which combines multi-agency input and enables us as a team, to work closely with the patient to develop strategies and contingency plans so they remain independent at home."

The Proactive Care teams are made up of, community nurses and matrons, occupational therapists and physiotherapists from Sussex Community NHS Trust, clinicians from the Clinical Commissioning Groups in Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex, mental health professionals from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, social workers and prevention assessment teams from West Sussex County Council, pharmacists and supported by the voluntary sector and wider community services. 

Proactive Care is a new way of caring for people with complex health and social care needs. The approach brings together a variety of NHS and social care professionals into joined-up teams to work alongside GPs and ensure that people get the right support at the right time and from the right care professional.

Watch the award nomination video featuring Louise Hughes, team lead proactive care mid-sussex south. - commissioned by NHS England.
Find out more about proactive care on our service page.