We are thrilled to announce that alongside a whole host of our NHS partners, we have been shortlisted for three HSJ Partnership Awards 2024!
In November, we shared the news that our innovative endoscopy training pilot had seen amazing success in providing a workforce solution to support the training and development of key clinical staff in this area. This training pilot has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories – ‘Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS’ and ‘Staffing Solution’, demonstrating the real value that our collaborative approach can deliver. Our partners in this pilot include the following, and we couldn’t be more delighted to be up for this award in partnership with them:
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire ICB
- North Bristol Trust
- University Hospitals Bristol and Weston FT
- InHealth – Prime Endoscopy
- South West Endoscopy Training Academy
- Health Education England
- NHS England
We also entered into the ‘Best Healthcare Provider Partnership’ category with the Targeted Lung Health Check Programme (TLHC) that we deliver on behalf of the NHS across the country.
In particular, our submission focussed on the programme that is currently running in the South West, where through a collaborative approach with Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon & Gloucestershire Cancer Alliance, past and current smokers aged 55 to 74 in the vast region are being invited for a free lung health check. Those who are determined as eligible after a phone assessment with a trained healthcare professional, have a 40-second scan that uses the latest technology and takes place in an innovative mobile unit. The programme supports those who may be at higher risk and diagnoses at a stage when it’s much more treatable.
Being shortlisted for an HSJ Partnership Award recognises outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS, highlighting these partnership projects and nationally recognising all the hard work that is involved in them.
Now in its seventh year, 228 entries have been received for this year’s Partnership Awards, with 188 projects and individuals meriting inclusion on the final shortlist. The high volume – and exceptional quality – of applications, once again mirrors the impressive levels of innovation and care continually being developed across the UK’s healthcare system.
Following the thorough judging process, we are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted in three awards and are really looking forward to attending the official awards ceremony in March next year.