Parliamentary Awards 2019 – RCHT Head of Information and Business Intelligence named Regional Champion for the South West

Head of Information and Business Intelligence for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Linzi Lancaster, has been named the Regional Champion for the whole of the South Westin this year’s Parliamentary Awards.

As part of the “Future NHS Award” category, the success is specifically related to Linzi and her team’s work on RADAR, a business intelligence tool developed at the RCHT. Since it was first implemented, RADAR has already achieved EHI Finalist status and received awards and celebration at both the Annual Conference for AphA (the Association of Professional Healthcare Analysts) and Health Business Awards.

“RADAR, which stands for RCHT Analysis Data and Reporting, makes information instantly accessible “, explains Linzi. “It presents a broad range of information, both retrospective and current, enabling colleagues to manage patient pathways across all aspects of the hospital. It has been developed with clinicians and operational managers, ensuring it provides truly beneficial information to support decision making, improve patient safety, patient care, patient experience and support staff to deliver a better service.”

Matthew Ashton, Deputy Head of Information and Business Intelligence for the RCHT, agrees.

“RADAR provides clinically rich information and summarised data. It has enabled the management of patient pathways in a much more organised manner, speeding up access to services, supporting patient safety and the delivery of better care.”

The NHS Parliamentary Awards provide an excellent opportunity for health and care organisations to engage with their local MPsand to build or strengthen relationships. Linzi and the team were nominated by Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, who said:

“Linzi has been pivotal to RCHT’s development of the new Business Intelligence Tool, RADAR. A tool that makes our NHS fit for the 21st century whilst improving staff and patient experience.”

Talking about the award and the team’s success, Linzi adds:

“Achieving this result has been s a real honour and a privilege. With so many NHS staff working hard all over the country to give their all, myself and the team are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the regional winners for the South West. This is a real and tangible accolade reflecting all of the hard work, the ambition and the dedication of the team. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”

“The national recognition the award brings puts our Trust at the forefront of Information Teams across the NHS”, explains Linzi. “This will help us to retain and attract future talent to the team. We will not be resting on our laurels; we have a big upgrade to undertake on RADAR over the next year and then we want to focus on adding in more modules to support our clinicians and operational managers with access to the data they need to offer the best patient care.”

This week, Linzi will be attending a ceremony at the House of Commons to receive her award. As a Regional Champion, she will then be in a position to go on to compete as a National Champion.

Added on July 11, 2019, in News - Awards and Achievements