Excellence recognised in University Health Centre team

21 Dec 2009 13:09:00.000

The University of Nottingham Health Service has been shortlisted for a prestigious Recognising Excellence in Healthcare award.


The awards, run by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Group of magazines, recognises individuals, organisations and initiatives that have demonstrated outstanding and measurable contributions to health care.


The NHS Nottingham City team, who are based at the Cripps Health Centre on University Park, have been shortlisted in the Primary Care Team of the Year category. This focuses on the services the team offer to staff and students and the work they have done in partnership with the University — in particular with the University Sexual Health Worker.

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Successful initiatives introduced by the team include

  • opening a level two genito-urinary service on campus — giving students access to sexual health advice and treatment of the same standard available in local hospitals
  • supporting the NHS Nottingham City Chlamydia screening project
  • sexual health screening for people with no symptoms, which has seen 1,200 patients in the last year


  • tripling the uptake of contraceptive implants, as well as increasing the numbers of coils fitted in the last two years


  • supporting the sexual health roadshows run by the University Sexual Health worker


  • running a health promotion fair during the week one health centre registration period.


“We have 33,500 registered patients here at the Cripps Health Centre,” said Daniel Hammersley, Business Manager at the centre. “That’s 11 per cent of the population of the City of Nottingham. Our staff work incredibly hard to meet the needs of a diverse range of patients, and we’re very proud of the work they do with the University. It’s great that the team has been included on this shortlist recognising excellence in their field.”


The winners will be announced at the Recognising Excellence in Healthcare awards ceremony on Wednesday March 10 2010 at the Hilton, Park Lane, London.


For more information on the Cripps Health Centre visit www.unhs.co.uk


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher (THE) World University Rankings.


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The University provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's “only truly global university”, it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation — School of Pharmacy), and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008.


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More information is available from Daniel Hammersley on +44 (0)115 846 8888, Daniel.Hammersley@gp-c84023.nhs.uk 
Tara De Cozar

Tara De Cozar - Internal Communications Manager

Email: tara.decozar@nottingham.ac.uk Phone: +44 (0)115 846 8560 Location: University Park

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