Earlier this week the Patients Association attended the 2019 Charity Governance Awards ceremony in London. The Awards celebrates outstanding governance in charities in the UK, and the Patients Association was one of the finalists in the ‘Managing Turnaround’ category. Dementia UK and Dorset Mind completed the shortlist for this category, with 21 charities in total in the running for awards across seven categories.

While we didn’t win on the night, it was fantastic to be shortlisted, and our patient-centred work was praised by the judges on the evening. Congratulations to Dementia UK, who were worthy winners.

As our latest annual review outlines, 2018 was a transformational year for the Patients Association, and across the three core elements of our work – our helpline, our policy and campaigning work, and our projects to improve patient care – we made great strides. We’re proud of our work for patients and the difference we make, and we’re particularly pleased with our achievements over the last few years to improve care for people. This national recognition will give us fresh impetus to carry on our patient-centred work and to support the thousands of patients who benefit from our helpline and advice service.

You can read our shortlisted entry here.