Raham Project Highly Commended at prestigious HSJ Patient Safety Awards
The Raham Project has/have been Highly Commended for Improving Health Outcomes for Ethnic Minority Communities at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2022
With quality and safety firmly at the heart of patient care – and with a sector-wide commitment to demonstrating best practice and sharing pragmatic ideas and solutions – there has never been a better time for teams and individuals to showcase their achievements. As in all previous years, the detailed assessment process was overseen by an extensive and impressive range of highly respected stakeholders from across the UK healthcare community.
The Raham Project was first launched in 2021 and provides information and support for ethnic families in Peterborough, working in partnership with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board to raise the voices of black and brown families through pregnancy, birth and the early weeks of parenting. As such, the judging panel felt the project was hugely deserving of its Highly Commended recognition.
On being awarded this accolade, Faiza Rehman from Raham Project comments, “What a thrill and honour for our work to have been recognised and honoured in this way! It means so much to everyone involved to have been Highly Commended in the Improving Health Outcomes for Ethnic Minority Communities category, especially at a time when there is such a positive and collective focus on patient safety.
“This award gives us a fantastic incentive to keep pushing forward with patient safety innovation – as well as feeling so inspired by our colleagues from across the sector who have also demonstrated such commitment to doing all they can to improve the patient experience.”
The Awards ceremony plays a key part in the 2-day HSJ Patient Safety Congress, which took place on 24 & 25 October. Chair of the 2022 Congress is Shaun Lintern, Health Editor of the Sunday Times. He comments; “Everybody has a role in patient safety. And, the Congress really is for everybody too, whatever their position or level within their organisation. I hope that the HSJ Patient Safety Awards – which was such a highlight, at the end of day one of the Congress! – felt inclusive and empowering for all our colleagues. I’d like to offer my congratulations to Raham Project on being Highly Commended for Improving Health Outcomes for Ethnic Minority Communities at this year’s Awards.”
For more information about the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2022 visit: https://awards.patientsafetycongress.co.uk/