Rachel wins prestigious trauma audit award
A member of staff from the Emergency Department at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious award for her outstanding work with trauma data.
Rachel Barratt, from Oakworth, was announced as the winner of The Woodford Award for TARN Audit Coordinator of the Year at an event held last week. Now in their third year, the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) Annual Awards showcase the innovative and effective ways in which data is used.
TARN is a national organisation that collects and processes data on moderately and severely injured patients in England and Wales. In doing so, it allows networks, major trauma centres, trauma units, ambulance services and individual clinicians to benchmark their trauma service with other providers across the country.
The judges felt that the improvements seen once Rachel had joined the team at Airedale, along with her innovative techniques, showed that she had gone above and beyond in her role, and was therefore an excellent choice for the award.
Dr Alexandra Danecki, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Airedale NHS Foundation trust, says:
“This award is very well deserved. Rachel has worked well beyond our expectations in setting up systems to facilitate her role, as well as a significant amount of liaison with other clinical professionals to ensure the standard of data is as good as it can be. She has also provided fantastic administrative and moral support and has gained an amazing amount of knowledge about trauma care.”