“And the winner is…”

“And the winner is…”

Positively UK are extremely proud to announce that we are the winners of two PEN National Awards 2014.

The first award in the Personalisation of Care category identifies organisation that treat patients as individuals, with compassion and supporting their physical and emotional needs. Positively UK won for our programme of peer support delivered for and by people living with HIV. Through this we have supported people to better manage their HIV, improve their emotional well-being and gain valuable life skills. We are incredibly pleased to get this recognition for our work, beating out stiff competition from NHS Trusts and hospitals.

The second award was for best Overall Third Sector Organisation, out of all the finalists across all categories.

Allan Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Positively UK said: “We’re incredibly proud of these awards. Peer support is a valuable and effective method of engaging people living with HIV and putting people at the centre of managing their condition. We have worked hard to develop our training and support to staff and volunteers and ensure our support is tailored to the unique needs of our individual service users, including an understanding of their strengths. The PEN National Awards recognise this and the hard work of our staff and volunteers”.

The evaluation of our peer support programme is on our website here…

The PEN Awards recognise and celebrate the delivery of outstanding patient experience by those involved in the healthcare industry who are bucking the trend and leading the way for future success in their field.