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Trust wins at regional leadership awards

16 Mar 2017

The tremendous progress made by the Healthy Minds Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Stoke-on-Trent team in supporting service users towards recovery has been recognised with two regional awards.

Healthy Minds won the Team Outstanding Achievement: Clinical Award at the Health Education West Midlands Regional Leadership Recognition Awards, while Stephanie Woodall, Clinical Lead for the service was presented with the Leading for Service Improvement and Innovation Award.

Healthy Minds has become one of the country’s top performers in offering IAPT services.

It is a partnership between Combined, Changes and North Staffs Mind and supports people aged 18 and over with mild to moderate depression and anxiety who either live in the city or are registered with a Stoke-on-Trent GP. It has achieved the following:

The team is hoping to repeat this success at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards on May 24, where it is shortlisted in the Improving the Value of Primary Care Services category alongside our Learning Disabilities directorate, which is a finalist in the Community Health Service Redesign category.

Paul Draycott, Director of Leadership and Workforce, said: “Congratulations to our teams and staff for being recognised at these prestigious awards, but especially to Healthy Minds and Stephanie Woodall for winning against a high quality field of nominees.

“Healthy Minds has proven itself as one of the top performing teams offering improving access to psychological therapy services in England and is led fantastically by Stephanie.”

Alongside this success, the following Trust teams and staff were also shortlisted in the following categories: