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Staff from Bradford District and Craven Health Care Partnership have been on a winning streak recently by beating off stiff competition and becoming National Award winners. 

Freya Sledding, Sophie DiMauro and the partnership’s diabetes team have been recognised nationally for their hard work and dedication.

Freya Sledding, Therapy Service Manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust received recognition for her personal contribution by winning the Leadership for Equality, Diversion and Inclusion award at the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards.

Freya was recognised for her work in addressing poor awareness and lack of support for staff with physical or learning disabilities. Freya formed and led the Trust’s first inclusion group which initially focussed on access to work and reasonable adjustments. Having identified opportunities that could tackle the perpetuating inequalities, she formed a partnership with a local college and developed an internship for people with the same needs. To date the programme has supported two interns to work full time within the Trust and she has received great feedback from the local community and interns.

A Rising Star Award was awarded to Sophie DiMauro, Reducing Inequalities Communications and Engagement Manager, celebrating her outstanding performance in our partnership. Part of the NHS Communicate Awards, the rising star award celebrates individuals aged 30 and below with growing talent and potential in NHS communications and engagement.

Sophie is relatively new to the NHS, joining the communications team at NHS Bradford District and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in March 2021. Sophie’s passion, enthusiasm and drive to create highly effective communications were quickly recognised by the CCG and she was successfully appointed as the Reducing Inequalities Communications and Engagement Manager in November 2021. This award celebrates Sophie’s incredible work and achievements over the past year.

Our diabetes team were winners of one of the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes 2022 Awards for the Assisting Bradford and Craven Beating Diabetes (AssistBCD) clinical pathway tool. The tool was winner of the clinical pathways using technologies category.

AssistBCD is an interactive, clinical decision-making tool designed locally with multi-disciplinary collaboration. Its aim is to support healthcare professionals to provide evidence-based care to individuals at high risk of, or living with, diabetes. The tool is embedded in SystmOne and designed to reduce variability, standardise and support evidence-based decision making. The aim is to help prevent diabetes and improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for those living with diabetes.