The winners of the first One Bromley ‘Celebrating Integration Together’ staff awards were announced at the Celebration Event on 19 May 2022. Finalists from across the One Bromley health and care system came together for an evening celebrating teamwork, collaboration and hard work. They were recognised for their commitment, resilience, and everything they do on a day-to-day basis for Bromley residents.
Compere for the evening was Dr Andrew Parson, Bromley GP and Clinical Lead for the One Bromley Local Care Partnership. Andrew said, “The awards are a fantastic way to celebrate our workforce, from the award finalists to everyone working across Bromley services together to care for our residents. We were overwhelmed with the high number of good quality applications for the awards, which shows just how much our services are working collaboratively together. It was a very special evening, bringing together so many talented and committed people working across organisational boundaries with a common goal of providing the best care possible”.
“Reflecting over the last two incredibly tough years, we have much to be proud of. As COVID struck, Bromley health and care services came together in a way I have never witnessed before and it was truly humbling. None of what we have achieved over the last few years would have been possible without the dedication of every individual working together to support our residents as well as each other”.
Cllr Diane Smith, Executive Councillor for Adult Services and Health said: “Bromley Council is completely committed to delivering the ambitions of our ‘Making Bromley Even Better’ corporate strategy jointly with our partner agencies. Strong partnerships across local public services, our voluntary and community sectors, faith and community groups, as well as businesses, are key to delivering our plans. In this way, our work with health colleagues has produced award-winning services and we intend to build on this collaboration into the future. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw these relationships go from strength to strength and we have our committed teams both within the Council and Health to thank for this. Whether an award winner or not, everyone involved should be extremely proud of the services we have delivered, and continue to deliver, for the benefit of the residents of our borough”.
Award winners are:
- Residents shaping and influencing integrated care award: Innovative collaboration with Bromley College and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to enable them to find job placements and work experience. Plus, the extensive ongoing engagement with families and young people with SEND to inform local services.
- The Mary Cooke Award for reducing health inequalities and improving the health of Bromley residents: Health clinics run in the Bromley Homeless Shelter over winter providing a range of health care services including health checks, the Covid Vaccination and help to register with a GP.
- Keeping people well and cared for in their communities’ award: The national award-winning support package provided to the many care homes in Bromley over the pandemic period and targeted work to help those residents improve their functionality and independence.
- The integrated approach to caring for vulnerable people award: The national award-winning integrated single point of access for discharge, transfer of care bureau and end of life care and home first huddles. These services proactively identify and support Bromley residents being discharged from hospital who need to either continue their recovery in the community or those nearing the end of their life so they can die in their chosen place.
- Successful collaborative working in primary care services award: The integrated post COVID pathway which supports individuals who experience signs and symptoms of COVID longer than 12 weeks. Individuals are assessed and helped to manage symptoms and improve health outcomes.
- Improving the care and experiences of children and young people award: The new integrated service for children’s emotional and mental wellbeing, enabling young people to be treated by the right team in the right place.
- Supporting the One Bromley system award: The communications campaign to support delivery of the Bromley winter plan, including regular system wide winter pressure information and public leaflets delivered to every household about how to keep well over winter.
- Innovative use of technology award: The use of remote technology to deliver a wide range of interactive clinical webinars to staff providing care.
- Integrated response to the COVID Pandemic award: The extensive Bromley vaccination programme including GP led services, pharmacies, the mass vaccination site, and the wide range of pop-up vaccination clinics set up across the borough to reach different communities.
- Integrating acute and community health and care award: The high intensity user service run at the Princess Royal University Hospital which supports people using emergency services on a very regular basis who often don’t need health care, but who have underlying social problems.
As well as the Award winners, other finalists were highly commended for the work they are doing to deliver proactive and improved care for Bromley residents. These are:
- The proactive care pathway supporting vulnerable residents at risk of hospital admission to get the care they need at home and improve their independence.
- The COVID management service, supporting those with COVID.
- The COVID Vaccination Inequalities group – working with harder to reach local communities to ensure they are offered the vaccination.
- The Beckenham PCN Vaccination service.
- The Children’s Hospital@Home service.
- The acute frailty unit at the Princess Royal University Hospital.
- The Bromleag Care Practice – providing GP care to Bromley care home residents
- The lived experience programme supporting staff from ethnic minority backgrounds.
- COVID respiratory hub, providing remote assessments of respiratory conditions.
- Single Point of Access for discharge team (who were also an award winner).
Please do watch our thank you video for all staff working across the Bromley health and care system.
The One Bromley local care partnership is made up of health providers, Bromley Council, South East London Clinical Commissioning Group, and voluntary services. These services are working together to provide more joined up, proactive and personalised care for Bromley residents. Working together in this way means services can be better co-ordinated and help residents get the care they need when they need it. One Bromley is part of the South East London Integrated Care System.
Our thanks to those who sponsored the One Bromley awards including PTSG.