We are delighted to announce that InHealth is a finalist in this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 for the category ‘Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS’.
In what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector, this award recognises the improved access to the Targeted Lung Health Check Programme (TLHC) in collaboration with NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust and the East Midlands Cancer Alliance.
Since March 2021, the TLHC Programme has provided services in Mansfield & Ashfield, which are amongst the highest in the country for lung cancer mortality rates. The mobile service aims to diagnose more cancers at an earlier stage (stage 1 and 2) when they are more amenable to curative treatment. Eligible participants who attend face-to-face Lung Health Checks are invited for a CT scan on the same day, while current smokers can also receive smoking cessation within the mobile unit, helping to achieve the ambition of a ‘one-stop-shop’ service.
With active engagement from the administrative team, alongside software and booking processes tailored to optimise participant uptake, the service achieved a 72% uptake rate for the first round of TLHCs, surpassing expectations of around 50%. This has been commended by BBC East Midlands Today who did a news feature in May 2021, and by patients whose praises included the accessibility of the scanner in community locations and the speed of scan.
This successful project is a great example of the collaborative efforts and dedication of our staff members – both InHealth and NHS – over the last 12 months.
We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for our patients, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees, is a wonderful achievement. We are looking forward to attending the awards ceremony at Westminster Park Plaza, London on 24th March 2022.
The HSJ Partnership Awards aims to highlight partnerships with the NHS and the benefits that working with independent sector organisations can bring to patients and the NHS.
The full list of nominees for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 can be found here.