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On July 7, 2016

IMS MAXIMS sponsored this year’s MAFTAs (Musgrove Awards for Tremendous Achievement), which recognises the significant achievements of staff at Musgrove Park Hospital 

The achievements of staff at Musgrove Park Hospital were recognised last Thursday (30 June) at the sponsored Musgrove Awards For Tremendous Achievement (MAFTA) ceremony.

Over 140 hospital staff came together at the MAFTAs to celebrate the outstanding achievements that have made a real difference to patients, fellow colleagues and the wider healthcare community over the last year.

The event was fully sponsored by IMS MAXIMS, provider of Musgrove’s electronic patient record system.

Dr Sam Barrell, chief executive at Musgrove Park Hospital, who attended the awards, said she felt inspired by all the staff who had been nominated for a MAFTA.

“I’m so proud of all the wonderful staff at Musgrove,” she said. “It was great to celebrate many examples of their outstanding work at the awards ceremony.

“It has been a challenging year for the NHS, but at Musgrove our patient care has continued to be truly outstanding, and this was recognised by the Care Quality Commission.

“Our staff have helped to develop so many innovative ideas in the last year to greatly benefit the care of our patients.”

Shane Tickell, chief executive of IMS MAXIMS which sponsored the event, said:

“The MAFTAs are a fantastic way to celebrate the tremendous achievements of staff at Musgrove Park Hospital and we were delighted to sponsor this year’s event. It has been an honour to work in partnership with many of the staff at the Trust over the last year as they continue on their incredible journey to continually improve patient services and care, including having recently become the first trust in the UK to implement an open source electronic patient record.”

The awards winners were as follows:

Patients’ Choice Award, Montacute Ward staff; Volunteer of the Year Award, Dementia Buddies; Patient Champion Award, Andrea Bohun; Quality Improvement Award, Pippa Richards; Partnership Working Award, Ear nose and throat (ENT) secretarial team; Behind the Scenes Award, Louise Kingsmill; Innovation Award, Winner: e-Referrals appointment team; Inspirational Leader Award, Jan Giles; Emerging Leader Award, Gemma Chappell; Fellowship Award, Julia Hogg





IMS MAXIMS is an award winning clinical technology specialist committed to improving the coordination of patient care in healthcare environments. Its expert team works in partnership with healthcare organisations to identify and deliver tailored, sustainable information sharing technology solutions supporting the provision of safer and more efficient care for current and future generations.

The organisation’s 30-year history of collaborating with clinicians has resulted in the development of proven, flexible, user-friendly, safe and interoperable open source electronic patient record software. With an ambition to meet today’s healthcare challenges, IMS MAXIMS makes its software available without a licence fee and offers flexible options to support healthcare providers with implementation and maintenance.

Its open technology has increased collaboration in the development of the software which has resulted in better clinical engagement and empowerment across hospital wards and departments. Deployment times are fast, meaning clinicians and patients can benefit from efficiency and safety improvements in rapid time.

Media Contacts:

Natalie Chishick, Policy and Communications Director, IMS MAXIMS

Tel: +44 (0) 203 6686 999 

Mob: +44 (0) 7568 429 204 


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