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.