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Moorfields and UCLH collaboration win data quality award

17 May 2018

(Pictured from left to right: Declan Flanagan, Moorfields Eye Hospital Medical Director and Moorfields Private Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Elisa Steele, Chief Information Officer, Greg Stephenson, Head of Clinical Coding Services (UCLH), Selvakumar Ramalingam, Clinical Coding Team Lead (UCLH) and Ranjita Sen, Head of Performance and Information)

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has won the data quality award (specialist trust) at the CHKS Top Hospital awards.

The CHKS Top Hospitals awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK to recognise acute sector organisations’ achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

The data quality award for specialist trusts recognises the importance of clinical coding and data quality, and the essential role they play to ensure appropriate patient care and financial reimbursement from commissioners.

The trust was shortlisted based on the data it regularly submits to NHS Digital. The data is supported by the clinical coding team at UCLH.

Over 200 people attended the awards ceremony that was hosted by Niall Dickson, NHS Confederation Chief Executive.

Elise Steele, Chief Information Officer at Moorfields Eye Hospital said: “This is a fantastic achievement which recognises a successful collaboration between Moorfields’ clinical coding leaders led by Badrul Hussain and UCLH that provides our clinical coding service. We’ve been working extremely hard over the past few years to improve data quality throughout the trust to ensure that we are able to provide the best care for our patients across the Moorfields network and diagnostic information to support research.”

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