FREED was shortlisted for a 2019 HSJ Award in the category 'Mental Health Innovation of the Year'.
We were delighted to join other shortlisted teams at the award ceremony focused on healthcare excellence, held at Battersea Evolution in London. Over 1600 healthcare professionals attended the evening. For us, it was a bonus to have a previous FREED service user join our team and help us represent FREED.
HSJ editor, Alastair McLellan, said “As we enter the heat of the general election campaign the NHS will battle with Brexit for top billing. Governments tend to arrive committed to fighting the last battle rather than the present one and my hope is that those politicians who truly value the NHS’s wellbeing will study the work of our award winners and therefore learn what success really looks like in the NHS. Success that is built on long-term commitment, not short-term promises; that rely on collaboration and compromise and that are built on what individual patients want, not what others think they must have. Congratulations to all our winners."
You can read more about the HSJ awards and nominated teams at: https://awards.hsj.co.uk/