A Cambridgeshire GP working in the clinical commissioning group to redesign and improve mental health services struck gold at the East of England NHS Leadership Recognition Awards last week.
Dr Emma Tiffin is a Peterborough GP and is also the Mental Health Clinical Lead at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG. Dr Tiffin won the award for Leading Service Improvement and Innovation for her work. She clinically led a project to help people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who have a mental health crisis. It aims to help local people by changing the way the NHS system works. The project also aimed to reduce the number of people going to A&E with mental health problems, reduce unnecessary mental health admissions to hospital, and to support police with the response to mental health crisis related call outs.
The judges of the awards said: ‘This category attracted many strong nominations. Judges felt that Emma’s nomination provided great evidence of a wide range of engagement, measurable outcomes and inclusion, describing her as a passionate and committed leader who demonstrates strong leadership qualities and networking ability.’
Dr Emma Tiffin said: “I’m delighted to have won this award but I couldn’t have achieved it alone. This has very much been a team effort and being supported by my team helps us to achieve great things.”
Held on 24 November 2016 at the Duxford Air Museum near Cambridge, the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards celebrate leaders at all levels and across all professions, those NHS staff who have ultimately improved people’s health and the public’s experience of the NHS.