Health and Care Video library shortlisted for Patient Safety Award!

Patient Safety Awards

We are delighted to announce that the Health and Care Video library has been shortlisted for the Best Emerging Product/Innovation in Patient Safety in the 2016 Patient Safety Awards, organised by EMAP.
There were over 650 submissions to the awards, with 170 being shortlisted.  Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ and Jenni Middleton, Editor, Nursing Times: “Congratulations to the finalists of the Patient Safety Awards 2016. This year the awards really highlight those organisations who are not only doing their day jobs, but going above and beyond every day to deliver exceptional patient care and safety. The projects submitted demonstrate those who are constantly innovating and overcoming challenges to put patients’ needs first.”
Health and Care Videos is a partnership between Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Rocklands Media.  Through this innovative resource we are changing the way in which healthcare professionals communicate with their patients and use video in treatment pathways to improve self-management, increase capacity and reduce costs.
Our rapidly growing library already has over 300 videos covering issues in a wide range of specialties and departments. These videos are available for trusts and healthcare organisations across the UK to use in their own treatment pathways meaning that trusts can be up and running with a wide range of video in just a few days.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust themselves have over 200 videos on their public facing website; no other trust in the UK gives their patients access to such an extensive amount of digital healthcare information.
Video provides a simple way to help patients understand their treatment programme. As a result, patients can engage more actively in their care by accessing the information at a time to suit them in a way that they can understand.

Health and Care Videos also support staff training where they have produced videos covering areas such as diabetes, pressure ulcer prevention, care of the elderly, pain management, manual handling and safeguarding.  All the videos have the option to add both English and foreign language subtitles.
Dr Matt Halkes, Clinical Director for Health and Care Videos and Head of Education at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust says ‘Being shortlisted for the Patient Safety Awards has been a proud moment for us.  We have built up this library so that patients receive better care, risks are reduced, staff training improved and costs decrease.  To have our hard work recognised by the Patient Safety Awards highlights what a valuable resource it is for patients and staff’.
Winners were announced at the Patient Safety Awards evening on 5 July at Manchester Central, Manchester, where over 800 of the industry elite attended a night of recognition, reward and networking.  View the full list of finalists & winners.