Celebrating the finalists of the Excellence Network Awards 2018


Excellence Network Awards 2018 finalists are announced.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the finalists for the 2018 Excellence Network Awards. The finalists are as follows:

Emergency admissions in-reach service for patients with Parkinson's Disease, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 

The service has implemented a structured framework of assessment for patients with Parkinson's who are unexpectedly admitted to acute hospital care by developing a standardised tool termed the 'MODEL-PD' Emergency Care Bundle within the electronic patient record.

Using this they have delivered consistent and reliable targeted interventions in medication management, delirium screening and advice on emergency non-oral treatment strategies.  This has also seen the median length of stay fall by 2 days.

Parkinson's dementia service, Cardiff and Vale Health Board

Incorporating Parkinson's dementia diagnosis, initiation of treatment, advice and follow up into the usual clinic routine has resulted in a much more streamlined and holistic service for people with Parkinson's, their carers and family members.

Leeds Quality Improvement Parkinson's Collaborative, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

A hospital based multidisciplinary quality improvement team focusing on improving the quality of inpatient care, specifically ensuring that people with Parkinson's 'get medication on time'. 

They have launched an 'intervention bundle' and a rolling education programme which has seen a decrease in missed and omitted doses.


The final results will be revealed at the Excellence Network Awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday 25 January as part of BritMODIS.

We are also delighted to confirm that the ceremony will once again be hosted by the award-winning journalist and television presenter, John Stapleton.

Clinical Director of the Excellence Network, Dr Donald Grosset, said:

"The quality of this year's entries was incredibly high and it was extremely difficult for our judging panel to narrow the entrants down to these three finalists. 

"These entrants clearly demonstrated how they have worked to perfect several areas that were identified as particularly challenging for services across the UK in the most recently published Audit findings.

"However, I know these finalists represent a tiny fraction of the very high quality care provided for people with Parkinson's across the UK. I would like to congratulate of the finalists and I look forward to celebrating their achievements at the awards ceremony in January."

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