NHS OLDHAM CCG SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS HSJ AWARD
NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group has been shortlisted in the ‘CCG of the Year’ Category at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with Celesio, to be held on 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, is the largest celebration of excellence in UK healthcare, highlighting the most innovative and successful people and projects in the sector.
The awards were created in 1981 to recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation. By shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK.
This year, over 600 unique organisations submitted over 1600 entries. The shortlisted organisations, will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. These include:
Rob Webster, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
Mike Durkin, Director of Patient Safety, NHS England
Ursula Ward, CEO, Portsmouth Hospitals Trust
David Haslam, Chair, NICE
Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive, MacMillan Cancer Support
Gillian Fairfield, Chief Executive, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Gill Morgan, Chair, Foundation Trust Network
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said:
"The NHS is experiencing one of the toughest periods in its 67 year history, with demand and expectation rising and funding in short supply. The fact that the HSJ Awards has seen the biggest ever increase in entries shows the service remains undaunted in its mission to provide world beating patient care."
Dr Ian Wilkinson, Oldham GP and Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Oldham CCG, said:
“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award, which we believe to be a fantastic achievement in itself given the number of entries received from hundreds of high performing healthcare organisations across the country.
“We look forward to welcoming members of the HSJ judging panel to Oldham over the coming weeks, where they will be able to learn more about the innovative work we do, and how this is beginning to deliver real results for our patients. In the meantime, we remain focused on delivering improvements to healthcare, increasing quality and value for money and, ultimately, improving long term health outcomes for every patient in Oldham, in line with our triple aim objectives.”
For more information on the HSJ Awards go to http://awards.hsj.co.uk