The Ponseti Database system has won a Directors’ Den Innovation Award at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust.
The Ponseti method is used to treat children born with club foot and the unit at Chelsea and Westminster is one of the leading centres for ttreatment in the UK. The Ponseti Database is designed to collate clinical information on club foot so that those data are available for studies and trials and can be aggegated with research data from other centres in the UK.
The system was the first to pilot the use of the cityEHR open source health records system and the award has recognised both the innovation of its approach and the opportunity to improve patient services at the hospital.
The award was made by Axel Heitmueller, Director of Strategy and Service Planning to Denise Watson, Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapist and Ponseti Team Lead. This followed an innovation competition judged by the Trust Chief Executive, Tony Bell and other key Directors.