17 January 2017

The Trust has been shortlisted in the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards, in the category for ‘Improving the value of primary care services’. 

The Trust has been shortlisted in recognition of a project that aims to meets the unmet health needs of patients with medially unexplained symptoms. The project led by Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Frank Röhricht and Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Nina Papadopoulos developed a holistic care pathway in GP Surgeries for patients with MUS. This including the identification, assessment, engagement and group Interventions using Mindfulness Stress Reduction (MBSR) and an innovative Body Oriented Psychological therapy (BOPT). Patients who participated in the project gained significant improvements in symptom levels and subsequent reduction in health care utilisation. 

The Trust will be required to deliver presentations and interviews to a judging panel of senior and influential figures from the health sector as part of the judging process. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in May. 

For more information about the Medically Unexplained Symptoms work visit their website http://mus.elft.nhs.uk/