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Mental Health Street Triage team reduces unnecessary S136 detentions

The Mental Health Street Triage Service (MHST) is a collaboration involving 2 CCGs, the Ambulance Service, Bedfordshire Police, the Samaritans, the local Mental Health Trust, and 2 hospitals. When a 999 call is taken, if the call relates to someone experiencing a mental health crisis, the operator will inform the MHST team who will attend in a ‘blue lights’ ambulance vehicle. The team in the vehicle will be a police constable, mental health nurse and paramedic. In 5 months they have ...

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HSJ Solutions is a unique database of all the shortlisted and winning entries from carefully selected categories within the last three years of the HSJ Awards, HSJ Value Awards and Patient Safety Awards. We update the database monthly with over 50 case studies each time. The entries have been validated by our editorial team and uploaded in a searchable database.

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Why our case studies are unique:

Each award goes through a rigorous judging process by impartial judges, who are chosen for their knowledge of and relevance to the award category. Every year we receive over 3000 entries for our three awards. Approximately 1500 of these are shortlisted via online judging. These shortlisted organisations then present their project to a panel of senior healthcare leaders.

A sample of our judges from our 2016 awards:

Andrew Foster, Chief Executive, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh
Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
Helen Vernon, Chief Executive, NHSLA
Phillip Confue, Chief Executive, Cornwall Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Young, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust
Diane Sarkar, Director of Nursing, Basildon and Thurrock University
Hospitals Foundation Trust
Bronagh Scott , Director of Nursing, NHS England (London)
Colm Donaghy, Chief Executive, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust
Dr Mike Durkin, Director, Patient Safety, NHS England
Joe Rafferty, Chief Executive, Mersey Care Trust

ELiz Rix, Chief Nurse, University Hospital of North Staffordshire
Anu Singh, Director of Patient and Public Participation & Insight, NHS England
Nick Carver, Chief Executive, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Karen Lynas, Interim Managing Director, NHS Leadership Academy
Bob Ricketts, Director of Commissioning Support Services Strategy, NHS England
Matthew Cripps, National Director, NHS RightCare, NHS England
Annet Gamell, Chief Clinical Officer, Chiltern CCG
Ian Bullock, CEO, Royal College of Physicians
Marie Gabriel, Chair, East London Foundation Trust
Susan Hamer, Director of Nursing, Learning and Organisational Development, NIHR Clinical Research Network Co-ordinating Centre

What do key NHS leaders say?

“There are big risks to us if we don’t share best practice. We want a breath of fresh air, we want to change. There is absolutely a financial cost if we don’t search for best practice – we need this to take our projects to the board.”

Medical Director, Northumbria Healthcare

“With the HSJ Solutions product you would have confidence that the outcomes have already been through a judging process and it was not just a self-elected case study. If I had to choose between the two I would choose the one with the most scrutiny.”

Quality, Innovation, Productivity & Prevention Director, Bridgewater Community Healthcare

A summary of our awards per year:

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