One of our classes has been shortlisted in two categories in the National BAME Health & Care Awards.
We designed a functional rehabilitation programme for south Asian women across 5 sessions, delivered in Urdu. The pilot programme comprised of 5 cohorts, with a maximum of 6 patients per group. The final session is run in collaboration with Healthy Peterborough, the City’s Health and Wellbeing Service, commissioned by Peterborough City Council.
Priyanika Jesrani said: "We are absolutely delighted to be recognised in the shortlist for 'community initiative of the year' and 'outstanding achievement of the year'. This is really a testament to the collaborative approach we took with Healthy Peterborough, colleagues from across the Trust and our community.
"Having the freedom and support to allow collaborative pieces of work such as this to get started and flourish are so important – we can really build on this."
The classes have successfully:
- improved communication between therapist and patients
- reduced chronicity of Musculoskeletal conditions
- prevented recurrent referrals back into the service
Tanisha Saboo said: "We know that language and culture can be barriers to seeking help and understanding what is available but we were able to create an environment where patients could share their experiences."