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1000 Lives Plus Communications Officer wins top UK award
The communications officer for the 1000 Lives Plus programme,
Andrew picked up the award from the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing (AHCM) at its annual awards dinner in
Jonathon said: "Andrew has played a significant part in the success of the 1000 Lives Campaign - the two-year patient safety initiative to improve healthcare in
“He has maintained the Campaign's high profile, energy and momentum throughout the service and highlighted the importance of communications within healthcare.
"Andrew skilfully managed the Campaign's communications, giving a clear lead to ensure staff, directors, fellow communications professionals and key stakeholders communicated effectively. He placed frontline staff at the forefront of the Campaign's communications to ensure it was truly staff focused and created a real sense of ownership.
"But most importantly, Andrew has proven that NHS campaigns can build a positive reputation both internally with staff, and externally with the media.”
Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB, Chair of Public Health Wales, welcomed the news: “Andrew thoroughly deserves the award. Communications formed such a major part of the 1000 Lives Campaign and it's great that this work has been recognised.
“It shows the valuable role of communications in healthcare improvement work. Communications helps create a ‘joined up’ approach that gives energy to improvement campaigns. It supports the work of spreading improvements across organisations to ensure they become embedded in the care given to patients.”
The Communicating Health Awards recognise excellence and acknowledge good practice in all forms of communication in the NHS and health and social care throughout the
Last updated: 27/10/2010