NHS Foundation Trust campaign wins top award
Excellence in consultation and public engagement at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised by a top communications award.
The hospital's communication team last night won the regional Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Silver award in the Public Sector category for their work on NHS Foundation Trust consultation and membership recruitment.
The CIPR award follows success earlier this year for the hospital team in the Communications in Business (CiB) Communic8 2008 awards for East Anglia. In July the team won CiB Excellence awards in the categories of Best External Publication for The Pulse magazine and Best Website for www.nnuh.nhs.uk
Senior communications manager Janice Bradfield said: “We're delighted the CIPR judges rated our work around NHS Foundation Trust public consultation and membership engagement as amongst the very best around. Providing the public and staff with high-quality communications has never been more important and it's great to be recognised by your peers.”
The Norfolk and Norwich became a NHS Foundation Trust in May 2008 and already has more than 16,000 members who have elected 21 public and staff governors. Membership is free and open to anyone over the age of 12 who lives in Norfolk and Waveney.
The NNUH communications team is comprised of Sue Jones, Hayley Gerrard, Janice Bradfield and Andrew Stronach.