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Information governance team scoops double award nomination

The information governance team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has received a double nomination for the National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network (SIGN) Awards.

The SIGN has a number of established network groups across England, which are regularly attended by information governance professionals. The networks enable colleagues to share best practice and resources.

The awards aim to recognise and celebrate colleagues who demonstrate excellence within the information governance field.

The team has been nominated for the Information Governance Team of the Year Award and Tracy Goodacre, data protection officer and information governance manager at PAHT, has been nominated for the Information Governance Professional of the Year Award.

Tracy Goodacre, data protection officer and information governance manager at PAHT said, “We are thrilled to have been nominated for the awards and to see our efforts and teamwork widely recognised.

“We work extremely hard behind the scenes, putting our patients and people at the heart of everything that we do, and keeping those that we care for safe.

“There are lots of exciting projects in the pipeline over the next year, and we look forward to working collaboratively with our colleagues on the new initiatives.”

Phil Holland, chief information officer at PAHT, said: “Our information governance team play a pivotal role in the daily running of our hospital and I am proud to see them recognised for their hard work and dedication.

“The team provide specialist advice, guidance, and support to ensure our people are equipped with the knowledge in how to handle and manage patient, personal and sensitive information in a legal, confidential, secure, and efficient way.

“They continuously demonstrate enthusiasm and a positive approach to support developments and improvement projects across the hospital, to deliver the highest quality care and experiences for our patients. Congratulations team - well deserved.”

The Information Governance Conference and Awards Ceremony will take place this September in Birmingham.   

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.