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The CHKS Top Hospitals Programme helps organisations monitor, benchmark and improve performance. As part of this work CHKS delivers a programme of free conferences, study days, reports and an annual awards dinner designed to facilitate sharing of ideas, experiences and best practice across the health service.

One Great George Street, LondonRegistrations are now open for the 17th CHKS Top Hospitals Awards dinner which will take place at One Great George Street, London on Wednesday 10th May 2017.  This beautiful grade two listed Edwardian building is the global headquarters for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and has been used in a large number of feature films and fashion shows. The event will bring together board level executives from across acute trusts and other leaders in the healthcare sector to celebrate success.

Our host for the evening will be Roy Lilley. Roy will present our awards over dinner and will be followed by our guest speaker. Roy is an independent health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator on health and social issues.

Often described as the ‘World’s Greatest Living Explorer,’ we will welcome Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bt OBE as our guest speaker. Sir Ranulph will share with us how his close-knit teams stay ahead of the competition by evaluating the terrain, challenging the status quo and embracing technology – all connections between nature’s most dangerous and difficult challenges, and the day-to-day hurdles we all face, not least in healthcare at a time of uncertainty and when faced with the current pressures to reduce costs and improve patient care. Teamwork, determination, patience, discipline and creative thinking are all critical in expeditions; we may not risk our own lives, but the parallels are clear even in less hazardous occupations.

As well as the execution, Sir Ranulph will explain the challenges he faced with preparing and raising £40 million in sponsorship, finding the right volunteers and planning complex journeys beset by political, personal, geographical, financial and physical obstacles. To him, building a team with the right balance of character and attitude is paramount. Persistence, tolerance, fitness, agility and the ability to perform under extreme pressure are all factors in Sir Ranulph’s remarkable endeavours as they are in any competitive environment.

The awards
Throughout dinner we will present national awards to healthcare providers across the UK and internationally that have excelled in key areas such as patient safety, data quality, quality of care, patient experience, and NEW for 2017; healthcare efficiency. This new award will be data driven and judged on the basis of selected efficiency indicators. This award recognises organisations that have achieved high standards of operational excellence and outperform their peers on indicators that support care quality and patient outcomes. To view a list of the indicators, please click here.

We will also present our client only awards – The CHKS Top Hospitals and Quality Improvement Awards. The Top Hospitals Award recognise and reward the best performing client trusts across the UK, and are based on the evaluation of 22 indicators of clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.

The Quality Improvement Award is our international award which identifies and measures significant improvements in patient care and patient experience as well as staff welfare, safety and morale. The is open to all healthcare organisations accredited by CHKS in 2016. All submissions are evaluated by the CHKS Accreditation Awards Panel and we’re delighted to invite the shortlisted organisations to the awards dinner on the 10th May.

To find out more, please click here.