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Adult community services redesign highly commended in national awards

HSJ Efficiency Awards 2012 logo

The Trust's continuining work to increase the accessibility and responsiveness of our adult community services for urgent- and non-urgent care was highly commended at the HSJ Efficiency Awards 2012.

Judges praised the Trust's implementation of a 24-hour single point of access for citywide referrals into community-based services for adults, incorporating a bed bureau service to assist GPs and other professionals make urgent admissions to acute hospitals.

The accolade comes as the service prepares for final judging in the main HSJ Awards, in which it is a finalist in the primary care and community service redesign category.

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust is also shortlisted for one of the most prestigious categories - 'provider trust of the year'.

The winners for the main HSJ Awards 2012 will be announced on 20 November.