Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT wins two HSJ Value Awards
07 September 2020

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT has won two HSJ Value Awards for Acute Service Redesign and Specialist Service Redesign Initiative.

Every year the Health Service Journal (HSJ) hosts a number of awards to highlight the best of the health sector.  This year, because of the global pandemic, the awards are being done slightly differently so all nominations had to submit a video for the judges to evaluate them on and instead of a decedent awards ceremony, this year the HSJ announced the winners via Twitter on Friday 4 September.

The Trust’s Place Based Paediatric team won the Specialist Service Redesign Initiative category. The HSJ awards team said, “The judges were wowed by this trailblazing project that implemented the RCPCH ‘Facing the Future’ standards. This excellent entry highlighted a value-based approach across a specialist pathway with clear evidence of improved outcomes and better patient experience. The judges felt that there was significant potential for spread and adoption/adaption across the NHS.”

The Integrated Urgent Care Team (IUCT)– Home First won the Acute Service Redesign category. IUCT is an integrated health and social care service provided by Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.

Announcing the winner on Twitter, the HSJ said, “The judges felt that this winning team were ambitious, passionate, enthusiastic health and care professionals who continue to drive forward improvements. Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care FT and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council actively look for opportunities to extend service to more and more patients and successfully balance performance against centrally set targets with compassionate, personalised care. The judges were extremely impressed with the savings and spread of the initiative which had patient safely at its core.”

The editor of the Health Service Journal, Alastair McLellan, offered his congratulations to the teams on their success, “The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the winners at the HSJ Value Awards 2020 have been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to delivering value and efficiency across their organisation, I’d like to offer my congratulations to Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT on winning the Acute Service Redesign and the Specialist Service Redesign Awards at this year’s HSJ Value Awards.”

The Trust had been shortlisted for 15 HSJ Value Awards, recognising their innovative projects and examples of exceptional care.

Chief Executive of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT, Karen James OBE said, “Well done to the Integrated Urgent Care and Place Based Paediatic teams! I’m so pleased that the hard work we have made in integrating, reviewing and improving services has been recognised by the HSJ, we have a lot to shout about and be proud of at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT.”

The Trust has also been shortlisted for eight HSJ Patient Safely Awards, the winners will be announced in November.