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Velindre NHS Trust is up for three NHS Wales Awards!

Velindre NHS Trust is celebrating after three of its projects made the finals of this year’s NHS Wales Awards, announced today (Friday 6 May, 2016).

The trust is up for the following awards:

Improving Health And Wellbeing and Reducing Inequalities (supported by Welsh Local Government Association) for work to introduce a Person Centre Care Pathway to support all patients and their families to self-manage their needs, enabling them to live well with the impact of cancer.

Improving Quality Using Improving Quality Together (IQT) Methodology (supported by UK Improvement Alliance) for a joint project to improve communication between patients and their healthcare professionals about Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Orders.

Promoting Clinical Research and Application to Practice (supported by British Medical Association Cymru Wales) for a joint project to establish dedicated clinical research unit to give patients access to new Phase 1 trial drugs.

The annual NHS Wales Awards celebrate the work of organisations and teams across Wales in delivering excellent care and the winners will be announced in a ceremony on 23 September 2016.

This year the Awards received 167 entries and the judging panel of NHS experts had the tough task of selecting the 24 finalists in eight award categories.

The next stage is for the judging panels to visit each finalist to find out more and see first-hand the benefits they’ve brought to patients.

The NHS Wales Awards are organised by 1000 Lives which is the national improvement service for NHS Wales delivered by Public Health Wales.

They were launched in 2008 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS.

For a full list of finalists please visit

Source: Velindre Cancer Centre