The Working Together Award - adults services

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Winner: Fiona Hibberts [pictured left with Dr Ioana Kennedy and Helen Kay] and Mr Andrew Williams, Consultant Nurse and Consultant Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Nominated by Niamh McCabrey

Back in 2001 surgical registrar Andrew Williams and Fiona Hibberts, Colorectal Nurse Specialist, initiated a new service for patients with functional bowel problems. Seeing just 3 patients a week, providing ultrasound, physiological testing and supportive therapy.

Now in 2018, the unit receives over 50 referrals each week, providing specialist services not only to our local community, but to those outside Lambeth as well. The unit is now also joining up with others in the hospital to provide a true pelvic floor assessment and treatment unit, leading cutting edge research and developing practice with Industry to benefit patients, living locally and further afield.

The service is hugely appreciated by clinicians and patients and includes developments such as telephone assessments which reduce the number of times patients have to attend the hospital.

Shortlisted:

  • Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP) Team, South London and the Maudsley, NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Ioana Kennedy and Helen Kay, Consultant Occupational Health & Head of Nursing, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust