What we do Our awards Our awards The X-PERT Health 2020 Awards The best participant experience The following criteria were taken into consideration: number of programmes delivered; number of participants per session; uptake (% attending at least one session); attendance (% attending four or more sessions); participant empowerment change and participant satisfaction. Winner: Derbyshire Community Health Services - South Derbyshire CCG 2nd place: Self-Management UK - North West Surrey CCG 3rd place: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Highly commended: Wiltshire Health and Care, and Barts Health NHS Trust Self-Management UK - North West Surrey CCG have been awarded 2nd place. They delivered 106 programmes to 1579 participants (mean 15 per programme), achieved 82% completion, a 16.8% increase in empowerment at six weeks, and 93.4% participant satisfaction – Within each individual section of this category we achieved: 2nd Place - Second highest number of courses and course attendees (North West Surrey CCG) 1st Place - Highest mean number of attendees (19 per course) The largest impact on body weight and waist circumference The following criteria were considered: body weight and waist circumference reduction at six months and 12 months; number of participants for whom matched data was available; average number of attendees per programme; robustness of 95% confidence intervals. Winner: Medway Community Healthcare 2nd place: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 3rd place: Self-Management UK - North West Surrey CCG Highly commended: Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust for six month data The greatest improvement in cardiovascular disease risk factors (lipids and BP) The following criteria were taken into consideration: reduction in total to HDL cholesterol ratio, triglyceride to HDL ratio and blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) at six and 12 months; number of participants for whom matched data was available; robustness of 95% confidence intervals. Winner: Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust 2nd place: Medway Community Healthcare 3rd place: Self-Management UK - North West Surrey CCG Other accreditations Commendation in the Wessex Shine Awards 2016 - Excellence in Education and Training for the NHS For the second year running, Self Management UK was been Commended in the Health Education England, Wessex Shine Awards 2016. This year in the category of “Hearing the Patient Voice in Education and Training”. The Shine Awards recognises excellence in education and training for the NHS. The category of “Hearing the Patient Voice in Education and Training” looks at people and teams who have improved the impact of education and training due to patients, service users or carers being involved in the design and delivery of education and training. Self Management UK developed the Programme as a result of a pilot project working in partnership with Health Education England (Wessex). The programme focuses primarily on students who are following learning paths that will bring them into contact with people living with long-term health conditions, and their carers. In 2015/16 we developed and delivered a Carers Awareness session to student nurses to illustrate what day-to-day life is like if you have caring responsibilities. The session aim was to highlight the impact that caring has on a carer’s life, the strategies that carers use to help manage this and the support that healthcare professionals can provide to carers in their role. We developed the session in consultation with volunteers who have experience of caring for others, or have received support from carers at some point. The session itself is an interactive lecture where we ask students to put themselves in the shoes of a carer and to explore their feelings around this. We also asked the students to consider what they could do in their roles to better support carers in the future. The feedback was excellent: This was very enlightening; I wish we had more lectures like this Keep doing what you are doing, we loved you! The personal stories our volunteers use help to bring the sessions alive and really resonate with students. One of the positive outcomes is that through reflection, students have changed their working practices as a result of attending the sessions. All sessions are evaluated by the students and feedback captured including how the sessions could be improved and this information is used to further improve the programme. For more information, visit the Health Education England website, www.wessex.hee.nhs.uk.