Partnership events shortlisted for HSJ Value award

We are pleased to announce six events held jointly by health and care organisations in south west London have been shortlisted for a HSJ Value Award. The nomination shines a light on the importance of engaging residents and frontline staff when bringing together health and care services.

At the events, held in November 2018, almost 1,000 health and care frontline staff, local people and representatives from lots of different community organisations talked about how people in the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth, could “start well, live well and age well”.

Sarah Blow, Senior Responsible Officer for South West London Health and Care Partnership said:

“During each of these events, we discussed the kinds of things which no single organisation can achieve alone – like improving mental health, combating childhood obesity and supporting people with diabetes. As leaders in health and care, we needed to hear from local people about we are focusing on the right areas, and how to ensure the action we take has an impact on the people living in our boroughs.”

Ideas generated during the events will be used to develop local Health and Care Plans for each borough, with progress on plans to be published for discussion in spring 2019, continuing the conversation.

Sarah continued:

“As a Partnership, we are committed to working even more closely together to make a real difference to the lives of people across south west London. These events, and the plans that we create and deliver, are essential in helping us to do this.”

The HSJ Value Awards recognise excellent use of resources, and also seek out examples of demonstrable improvement in outcomes, both within back office functions and clinical initiatives. Out of hundreds of entries, 166 projects and initiatives were selected as finalists. The final round of judging will take place in April where we will have the opportunity to present to a panel of experts and NHS leaders.

The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony held in Manchester on 23 May.

To find out more about the local health and care plan events, watch our summary here