Lizzie Barrett October 10, 2023

Shortlist announced for first ever Health and Care Awards

After receiving a fantastic 150 entries from across the health, care and voluntary sector, the shortlist for the first ever Health and Care Awards has been announced.

The awards have been organised to celebrate success across the Integrated Care System – a partnership of NHS services, local authorities, public sector and voluntary organisations. The awards are being run in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Lieutenancy as part of their commitment to mark 75 years of the NHS.

Here are the shortlisted entries:

Best outcome award

  • Community heart failure pathway and access (clinical pharmacy support for Nottingham West Primary Care Network)
  • Children’s Bereavement Centre: 2023 bereavement residential
  • One version of the truth data (supporting hospital discharge)

Health inequalities award

  • Improving the uptake of health checks for people with learning disabilities from ethnic minority communities
  • Targeted Lung Health Check project team
  • Kashmeera Gorecha (improving uptake and understanding of talking therapies in South Asian communities)

Value for money award

  • Promoting Independence Service (Bassetlaw Action Centre)
  • Working to Achieve Value and Excellence (WAVE) Programme (Nottingham University Hospitals)
  • NEOS Daycase Arthroplasty MDT Team (Nottingham University Hospitals)

Social value award

  • Small steps Big Changes Family Mentor Service
  • DFN Project Search at Sherwood Forest Hospitals (helping people with special educational needs and disabilities into paid employment)
  • Trevor Clower (support for unpaid carers)

Prevention award

  • Gedling – Falls Prevention Project
  • Bassetlaw Food Insecurity Network
  • Children with Diabetes Team and Active Hospitals

Equity award

  • Smokefree team
  • Oasis Community Centre
  • The BAME wig project
  • Andrew Dobb (Family Support Worker in the Community CAMHS South Team)

Lord-Lieutenant’s partnership award

  • Mental Health Support Team Steering Group
  • NUH Prehab Service (preparing people for cancer surgery)
  • Veterans Care in Custody

The winners will be announced at a ceremony held at Nottingham University on 24 October. One winner from the categories will be selected to win the overall Lord-Lieutenant’s Health and Care Award.

Two entries have also been highly commended by the judges:

  • Rosewood PCN severe multiple disadvantage Team
  • Richard McHugh (co-founder of ‘In Sam’s Name’ charity)

Kathy McLean, Chair of the Integrated Care Board, said: “I am truly delighted by the response we’ve received to our first ever Health and Care Awards. It has been fantastic to find out more about the collaboration between different organisations to help improve health and care for the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

“Thank you to everyone who has entered the awards and a big congratulations to all those projects and people who have been shortlisted. I look forward to hearing more about your work at our awards ceremony later this month.”

Sir John Peace CVO, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire said: “The awards provide a perfect opportunity to report the excellent care we have found, at a time when providing complex care in all its forms to meet the differing needs of individuals and populations is challenging. 

“All the entries we’ve received are innovative, creative and contribute towards ensuring that people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can access the best person-centred care possible. Well done to everyone involved.”

Keep up to date with the category winners and overall award winner by following us on Twitter on 24 October (7.15 – 8.30pm) @Notts _ICS


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