Great outcome for Trust innovation

Published on: 3rd November 2015

A new clinical data system which provides instant feedback to mental health patients on how their treatment is progressing has scooped a national NHS innovation award.      

The MyOutcomes®UK management system which was pioneered by Dr Sami Timimi and Dianne Tetley from Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and developed in collaboration with Canadian-based Health Factors, was as a finalist in this year’s Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase 2015.

It was named as a joint winner in the Mental Health and Wellbeing category at the official awards ceremony in Leeds, last week (8th October).

MyOutcomes®UK maps therapeutic outcomes and the relationship between practitioners and patients.  

It interprets scores automatically and charts progress graphically so that health professionals can provide verbal and visual ‘real-time’, session-by-session feedback to individual patients and/or their carers, about their progress.

Dianne, the Trust’s Assistant Director of Research and Effectiveness said she was delighted to have received the award.

It was a wonderful evening and Cindy Hansen, vice president of Health Factors, flew in from Canada to join me at the awards.  We have worked together over the past year to develop MyOutcomes®UK and we were privileged to be in the company of innovators who have made a real difference to people’s lives.

The system has inbuilt ‘flags’ that alert practitioners and their supervisors to cases where there is need for improvement, so a change in approach can be taken, if necessary.

In addition to saving the NHS time and money, MyOutcomes®UK also hopes to reduce waiting list times, improve therapeutic efficiency, and increase recovery rates.

Dianne added:

Winning the Medipex award is most meaningful for the recognition it brings and the potential to improve the lives of people who have mental health problems.

The annual Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase 2015 identify individuals and teams working across the NHS whose ideas or inventions have, or could lead to, improvement in patient experience.

Pictured below is Dianne (second from right) receiving her award with Cindy Hansen (second from left).