ASHFORD and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won three awards at the inaugural Doctors Advancing Patient Safety (DAPS) Global Awards in Nottingham. The trust’s Be The Change Campaign to improve services won the Most Innovative Quality Improvement Project.
was recognised in the Best Patient-centred Quality Improvement Project section for reducing the number of painful needle pricks for newborn babies with low blood sugar levels. Parent organisation DAPS Global launched the awards this year to recognise the work carried out by doctors in training and medical students. Dr Keefai Yeong, clinical lead for DAPS at the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, received the Significant Contribution to Quality Improvement award. “I am very proud and privileged to be working with such committed junior doctors,” he said. “They are extremely valuable to our organisation.”