We are delighted to announce that Kaleidoscope, in partnership with ABUHB and Public Health Wales have won an HSJ award. The Health Service Journal Awards are extremely prestigious across NHS providers UK wide. The award was for “improving outcomes through learning and development”.
The Project started back in 2014, due to the efforts of Tom Damsell and Jim Henton. when they were approached by Public Health Wales to work in partnership to establish the Living Well, Living Longer Program. The idea was to look at developing the training, supervision and health messages relating to alcohol. The project provides designated screening, MI, support and referral on, to address heart disease. It works in partnership with the national exercise referral scheme and stop smoking Wales. Kaleidoscope continue to provide the training, support and supervision for the health staff delivering this program, and for Gwent residents there is a direct referral into GDAS.
The project is very much part of GDAS today and Lucy Clare has been a huge support in developing the service with Tom in its present form.
For more information you may wish to read:
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/866/news/35559 (Living Well Living Longer launch media statement on ABUHB website from January 2015)