NHS Borders is one of the CHKS 40Top Hospitals for 2014, an accolade awarded to the 40 top performing CHKS client trusts and boards. The 40Top award is one of several awards that are part of the CHKSTop Hospitals programme. 
As well as national awards for patient safety, quality of care and data quality, CHKS celebrates excellence amongst its 400 clients across the UK. The 40Top award is based on the evaluation of 22 key performance indicators covering safety, clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care.
John Raine, NHS Borders Chair said: “This is a tremendous and well deserved achievement for NHS Borders. To be highlighted as one the 40 Top trusts and boards in the UK is outstanding.”
He added: "receiving national recognition through this award programme should give reassurance to patients and staff that NHS Borders is amongst the highest performers in the UK when it comes to data quality, safety and care.”
Alasdair Pattinson, NHS Borders General Manager and Diane Keddie, NHS Borders Interim Associate Director of Nursing were at Tuesday night’s annual awards ceremony in London, picking up the award on behalf of the health board. 
Alasdair added: “We are delighted to accept this award on behalf of NHS Borders. The commitment from our staff makes achievements like these possible and we are very proud to be part of this event.”
The CHKS Top Hospitals programme awards were held in London on 13th May and were attended by over 200 guests including leaders from across the healthcare sector including: NHS England, Monitor, the Trust Development Authority and acute trusts.
Jason Harries, Managing Director, CHKS said: “This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary so it is a fitting occasion to reward excellence in the NHS. These awards recognise outstanding performance in those areas which we believe are critical to delivering good patient care. We are delighted that NHS Borders is one of our 40Top Hospitals in this special year for our awards.”