NSTEMI Pathway Wins “We Are Passionate & Creative In Our Work” Award

At University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust‘s annual "Caring at its Best" Award ceremony on 12 September 2012, my colleague Dr Martin Wiese was chosen as the overall winner in the "We Are Passionate & Creative In Our Work" category for his pioneering work in developing our Emergency Department’s Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) / Chest Pain Pathway.

Martin had already won the Quarter 3 award for this work back in June 2012. At the awards ceremony last night Martin fought off stiff competition from other quarterly award winners to win the overall award for this category.

Over 500 staff, volunteers and supporters of Leicester’s Hospitals gathered at The Athena for the glittering & high-profile awards ceremony. Martin was presented with a plaque and certificate by Simon Cole, the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police.

Well done Martin!

Full press release: Staff recognised for offering patients Caring at its best
Photos and Videos from the event: "Caring at its Best" Award ceremony 2012

“Caring at its Best” Award for Dr Martin Wiese

Caring at its Best Awards – June 2012 – We Are Passionate & Creative In Our Work from Leicester's Hospitals on Vimeo.

Congratulations to my colleague Dr Martin Wiese for winning an award in recognition of his work in establishing our Emergency Department’s new Chest Pain / NSTEMI pathway.

Martin has a passion for creating evidence-based protocols and pathways. His work is recognised at a national level, and he has worked with both the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the College of Emergency Medicine on a number of clinical guidelines.

Martin has helped keep our Emergency Department at the leading edge of Emergency Medicine by producing and implementing a Chest Pain / NSTEMI pathway that not only incorporates the latest ultra-high sensitive Troponin assays (allowing NSTEMI biochemical rule-out at 3 hours, which is great for both patients and the hospital), but also incorporating a whole package of investigations and treatments including GRACE scoring and the latest coronary artery calcium CT scoring techniques.

Please watch the video above, or read this press release for more information.

"Martin has substantially re-organised the way emergency patients with chest pain are managed, making sure they see the right people at the right time during their visit to the Emergency Department. This newly developed system is successful thanks to doctors, nurses and clinicians who have put in both time and dedication and work together to provide high quality patient care."