Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Shortlisted for Prestigious HSJ Award

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Wolverhampton CCG has been shortlisted in the Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with de Poel health + care, to be held on 23 November at Intercontinental O2, London.HSJ finalist

For 35 years the HSJ Awards, have recognised, celebrated, and promoted the finest achievements in NHS, and showcased them to the service’s most influential leaders. Over that time the HSJ Awards have grown to become the most sought after accolade in British healthcare – and very probably the largest awards programme of its type in the world. With 23 categories to choose from, the awards reflect the full spectrum of the NHS’s services and challenges.

Shortlisted entrants demonstrated outstanding practice and innovation that helped to improve patient care and enhance value and efficiency and have overcome fierce competition to be judged as among UK healthcare’s leading exponents.

Trisha Curran, Interim Accountable Officer, Wolverhampton CCG said today, “Here at Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group we are always working towards right care, right place and the right time. The submission for this award is a prime example of such work and innovation.

Our Primary Eye Care Assessment Referral Service enables the assessment and treatment of minor eye conditions, delivered locally at 28 opticians across the city. It has seen over 4,000 patients since it was launched two years ago and has received fantastic feedback from patients.”

The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. These include:

  • Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
  • Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, CQC
  • Jonathan Fielden, Director of Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
  • Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair, NHS England
  • Ian Dodge, National Director of Commissioning Strategy, NHS England*

The awards will be presented out at an inspirational ceremony on 23 November 2016 at Intercontinental O2, London.

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said: "With the NHS experiencing a tough time as funding fails to keep up with demand, the HSJ Awards are once again the best reminder of the excellence the service is capable of. Taken together the entries to the HSJ Awards represent work which, directly or indirectly, has saved thousands of lives and enhanced many times that number."

For more information on the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards go to https://awards.hsj.co.uk

*To see the full list of judges, please visit our website https://awards.hsj.co.uk