Health team shortlisted for award

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A mental health team helping individuals with personality disorders has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Personality Disorder Hub team at Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) was shortlisted in the Patient Safety category at the Health Service Journal Awards.

Now in their 37th year, the awards recognise, celebrate and promote the finest achievements in the NHS and showcase them to the service’s most influential leaders.

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel at London’s O2 on Wednesday, November 21.

The Personality Disorder Hub provides assessment and treatment for individuals over the age of 18 years who have personality difficulties and pose a high risk of self-harm or suicide.

Dr Genevieve Quayle, the hub’s consultant clinical psychologist and clinical lead, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to see our hardworking team shortlisted for this award.

“We have an exceptional group of staff whose resilience, innovation and creativity shines through on a daily basis, and I feel proud to be part of a clinical team that so positively embraces working with risk.”

Dr Quayle added: “An enormous thank you must also be extended to our service users who, through their bravery and collaboration, have helped us to continually develop the team.

“It has been a joy to see people’s lives being turned around by both their own and the team’s hard work.”

Dr Stuart Mitchell, consultant clinical psychologist and trust lead for personality disorder, said: “I am very proud of what we have achieved in the hub team.

“It is a mark of recognition and appreciation of the conscientious hard work of the team that it has been shortlisted for this award.

“Whatever the outcome, I feel privileged to be part of such a fabulous team of dedicated, compassionate colleagues and courageous service users who put their trust in us to help them.”