Seni Lewis Award
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Olaseni Lewis died on 3 September 2010 at Bethlem Royal Hospital after prolonged restrain by the police. This award is a partnership between the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and the Metropolitan Police that recognises the very best collaborative work between the police and mental health services to showcase the importance of providing multi-agency responses to mental health crisis.

Judges are looking for organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to improvements in co-operation between the police and mental health services.


Entries are open to all NHS mental health organisations.


  • Describe the rational for the partnership, what prompted it and who instigated it
  • Detail how different departments engaged with the partnership, and any board-level buy-in that supported this from the Trust or the police force.
  • Outline the goals set, and what measures were put in place to achieve them.


  • Evidence that the partnership with the police has increased patient safety, reduced serious incidents
  • Provide supporting testimonials from staff at the Trust and police and patients.
  • Show clear improvements in patient safety across the organisation, supported by quantitative data, covering multiple aspects of the safe delivery of care.


  • Demonstrate how the partnership working has spread throughout the organisation.
  • Provide specific examples of how this spread could be replicated in other settings or organisations.


  • Clearly evidence how the partnership has improved value for patients and staff, in terms of patient experience, staff satisfaction and quality of care.
  • If possible, provide evidence of value creation in other areas, in terms of increased capacity, reduced adverse events (and therefore investigatory or litigation costs) and/or improved efficiencies.


  • Describe how staff, patients and other stakeholders across the organisation were engaged in designing and creating the partnership.
  • Provide clear evidence of partnership working with the police fully engaging in the work, including managers, medics and nurses as well as patients and families, and how this has led to improved safety.

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