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Revealed: the winners of the 2016 Qudos Awards

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MS specialist nurses, neurologists, allied health professionals and multi-disciplinary teams from across the UK have been recognised in the 2016 QuDos awards for quality in the delivery of MS services. You can enter the 2017 QuDoS in MS recognition programme here. 

This evening at a ceremony in Windsor we were delighted to announce the winners of the second QuDoS awards, recognising quality in the delivery of MS services.

The QuDoS awards highlight innovation and excellence in MS management and service delivery and recognise the valuable contribution of individuals and teams in improving the quality of life and experience of care for people living with MS. The awards were initiated by pharmaphorum with the support of the MS Trust.

Outstanding MS specialist nurse

WINNER: Del Thomas, Wye Valley NHS Trust and UK MS Specialist Nurse Association (UKMSSNA)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nikki Embrey, Royal Stoke MS Centre of Excellence, Royal Stoke University Hospital

COMMENDED: Sarah Roderick, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding allied health professional working in MS

WINNER: Pam Bostock, Consultant Occupational Therapist, Adult Ability Team, Virgincare – East Staffordshire

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Moni Robson, Lead Physiotherapist, Leuchie House National Respite Centre

COMMENDED: Natasha Kesby, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist, Hobbs Rehabilitation

Outstanding neurologist in MS treatment

WINNER: Paul Talbot, MS Consultant Neurologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emma Murphy, Consultant in Rehabilitation, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding pharmacist in MS

WINNER: Rachel Dorsey-Campbell, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Deborah Clark, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

COMMENDED: Joela Mathews, The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

Multidisciplinary team of the year

WINNER: Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service, CSH Surrey

HIGHLY COMMENDED: MS Team, Helen Durham Centre, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

COMMENDED: Ayrshire & Arran MS Service, Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital

Innovation in practice: improving primary care or community services for people with MS

WINNER: ‘Making Samson Stronger’, The Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Harrow Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre

Information in practice: outstanding use of information and shared decision making in MS care

WINNER: Natalie Thompson and Emily Whisker, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Evidence in practice: using audit, evaluation or research to improve user experience/outcomes of care

WINNER: Greater Manchester Multiple Sclerosis Team, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Judges’ Special Award

WINNER: Lisa Black, MS specialist nurse, Worthing

Judges’ Special Award

WINNER: Vocational Rehabilitation Service, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square

Look out for a full report from the QuDos awards very soon.

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