20th August 2019

For the thirteenth year in a row, Lincolnshire’s mental health and learning disabilities trust has been recognised for their innovative projects in national awards.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (LPFT) Deputy Medical Director, Dr Jaspreet Phull, won a Care Coordination Association (CCA) National Good Practice Award in the ‘Innovation to Support Service Development’ category.

He was awarded for a project which was a service evaluation to assess the benefits of a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) device for patients in two rehab wards.

The ECG device was well tolerated and well received by patients, enabling improvements in the frequency of cardiovascular monitoring.

Describing the project, Dr Phull said:

“Monitoring cardiovascular health parameters for our patients is an important part of what we do. We found that a number of patients declined the standard monitoring method using a 12-lead ECG for a number of reasons and so we started using a mobile ECG device; testing this out in our rehab inpatient areas.”

 “The feedback and experience of this was very positive and I am very pleased to receive this recognition.

 “It remains very important to monitor the physical health of patients with mental health problems due to the much poorer outcomes and lower life expectancies these individuals suffer due to physical health conditions.

 “I really hope we can continue with this initiative in other settings and continue to improve the care we deliver to our patients.”

The annual CCA Good Practice Awards showcase outstanding areas of practice that are taking place across the healthcare community. www.cpaa.org.uk

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