Patient Safety Awards - #seethePERSON Cumbria has been shortlisted in the Changing Culture category

#seethePERSON is a new way of working that has been developed to provide better care to patients of memory and Later Life Mental Health Services in Cumbria. It aims to do this by energising, enthusing and giving focus to all staff across the Memory & Later Life Mental Services. #seethePERSON helps staff to continually improve patient experience, raise standards of quality and safety and helps them retain their focus on the person in their care.

With more traditional approaches of care, the illness can often become the object of an individual’s treatment, with little emphasis placed on the effects the illness may have on a person's self-esteem and well-being. However by assessing these factors, #seethePERSON helps alter this approach, providing better care for patients. 

The project focuses on raising the awareness and competencies of staff in relation to providing person centred recovery. The objective is to move the focus of care away from concentrating on a patient’s diagnosis or symptoms to focusing on all the patients’ needs ensuring these are looked at from their perspective.

The judges had a tough job scoring and have commended the high quality of all the entries this year, so being shortlisted is a fantasitc achievement. Good luck to the team!

For more information on the 2015 Patient Safety Awards visit this link