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DCH shortlisted for national award

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted for CHKS national healthcare efficiency award

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of five trusts to be shortlisted for the CHKS national healthcare efficiency award, part of the CHKS annual Top Hospitals programme awards 2019. The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are awarded to healthcare organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

The healthcare efficiency award recognises organisations that have achieved high standards of operational excellence and outperform their peers on a range of 13 efficiency indicators that support care quality and patient outcomes.

CHKS, part of Capita Healthcare Decisions, has used over 28 years of experience in the analysis of hospital data to decide the indicators on which each of the Top Hospitals programme awards are judged. The data comes from the information that is regularly submitted by hospitals to NHS Digital to help track performance. Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of just five shortlisted in this category.

Tracey Francis, Managing Director, Capita Healthcare Decisions, said: "Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust should feel proud to be shortlisted for this healthcare efficiency award as it highlights the exceptional work and care that it consistently provides. We look forward to announcing the overall winner at our awards ceremony in June."

The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards will be held in London on the 12th June at the Royal College of Physicians and hosted by Sue Saville, the Medical Correspondent for ITV News. Over 200 guests are due to attend including leaders from across the healthcare sector.

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