HARTMANN UKI shortlisted for not one, but two, HSJ Partnership Awards!


HARTMANN UKI shortlisted for not one, but two, HSJ Partnership Awards

HARTMANN UKI, part of the global HARTMANN Group, is pleased to announce that two of their recent projects with key NHS Providers are finalists in the prestigious HSJ Partnership Awards 2019.

Their work with both the Herts Health GP Federation in Hertfordshire and with the Manchester University Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in the category Best Healthcare Provider Partnership 2019. This category celebrates a dedication to improving patient care by those providing a service that isn’t already readily available locally, meets increased demand and demonstrates an innovative way to meet patients’ needs.

Last year, a team of HARTMANN professionals worked in partnership with Herts Health GP Federation, who provide leg ulcer care for 106,000 patients, to innovate the care pathway, deliver education, project manage and improve services for patients. After being awarded the Ambulatory Leg Ulcer contract to produce a service for their locality, Herts Health recognised that nurses across their 9 GP practices needed additional training to meet local demand, forming a partnership with HARTMANN to up-skill and ensure competent delivery of wound care. The HARMANN team identified service improvements and audited education surrounding wound care to create an innovative care pathway as part of a long-term service improvement programme. HARTMANN dedicated a PRINCE2 Project Manager and delivered clinical training to the practice nurses across numerous GP practices. They are working in partnership with Herts Health to provide care closer to home by increasing Practice Nurse capability and capacity by facilitating faster wound healing, ultimately reducing onward referrals to the Tissue Viability Nurse. With great results, HARTMANN UKI plans to develop this model and offer it to other GP Federations, STPs and ICSs in the future.

Herts Health GP Practice Team and HARTMANN's Healthcare Partnership Manager, Chris Oldale
Herts Health GP Practice Team and HARTMANN's Healthcare Partnership Manager, Chris Oldale (bottom right).

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and HARTMANN formed a partnership to develop the HARTMANN HALO, a non-prescription online ordering and delivery system. HALO which is part of the VANTAGE 360 Wound Management System has a vital role in ensuring that clinicians have the correct dressings at the right time to meet patients’ needs. This collaboration adjusted working practices to suit delivery requests, gave an understanding of the demand from patients, improved response times and provided support to clinicians and wider stakeholders with the ultimate goal of enhancing the service for patients. The ability to ensure rapid, flexible responses is an integral part of healthcare delivery and excellence, particularly within wound care. Having the correct dressing available at the right time is vital for both treatment and recovery.

“HARTMANN is committed to going further for health” Graeme Cooper, Strategic Engagement Manager in HARTMANN’s Wound Management Division explains, “our VANTAGE360 solution has been built to help organisations improve their standard of wound care by ensuring that their service is fit for purpose, their staff are fully informed, trained and educated, the patient experience is enhanced, and outcomes are continually improved.”

Being nominated for two HSJ Partnership Awards demonstrates HARTMANN’s hard work and commitment to supporting the NHS. Cooper states “These two projects are a perfect demonstration of how, by working in close partnership with our NHS colleagues and sharing goals and aspirations, we can come together to make a real difference. I look forward to forging many more effective partnerships to enhance patient care through our VANTAGE360 Wound Care solutions.”

Julie Mullings (left), Lead Tissue Viability Nurse and Infection Prevention, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and HARTMANN's Healthcare Partnership Manager, Sarah Williams (right).
The HSJ Partnership awards ceremony takes place on 20th March 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London. The award will be given to the company which has helped the NHS by providing excellent and pioneering services, responding to patients needs or providing a service not typically available through local NHS providers.