Kate Granger Award Ceremony in Manchester yesterday

The “Making Families Count” project, which was piloted by NHS England South, working in partnership with professionals in Oxford Health, and others

, and experts by experience who had lost relatives under traumatic circumstances whilst in NHS care, were national finalists for the Kate Granger Award for Compassionate Care.

The charities taking part were: Papyrus Trust supporting families who have lost loved ones through suicide, 100 Families, a charity supporting families bereaved by mental health homicides, where family members are killed by a mentally unwell person, AAFDA, supporting families who have experienced fatal domestic abuse, and OxFSN, working with people who have lost loved ones with learning disabilities, (including the parents campaigning for Justice for Nico and Justice for LB).
We were honoured to meet terminally ill doctor, Kate Granger who presented us with the finalist certificate.
Out of the deepest, darkest trauma, some amazing, strong and inspirational people created a powerful training programme targeted at senior professionals in the NHS and the project has made a great impact on those taking part.