Congratulations to the winners of our Healthcare Transformation Awards 2017

HTA2017Congratulations to all the finalists and winners our ‘Healthcare Transformation Awards’ held in partnership with Health+Care, NAPC and NHS England!

Presented by NHSCC co-chair Dr Graham Jackson and chair of our Mental Health Commissioners Network, Dr Phil Moore, the awards celebrated the fantastic work being carried out across the country and we were delighted to see a number of well deserved wins among our members.


Winner: South Gloucestershire CCG and Sirona Care & Health.

The judges were impressed by the winning project which focuses on  practice-based multi-disciplinary team working, coordinating health and care services to support patients at risk of hospital admission


  • Hammersmith and Fulham GP Federation together with Health Education North West London (Highly commended)
  • Blackburn with Darwen CCG, BwD GP practices, Local Primary Care – GP Federation –
  • SDS MyHealthcare
  • NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Neonatal Outreach, Queens Hospital, Barking Havering and Redbridge Trust


Winner: East Sussex Better Together

Judges were particularly impressed by the scale of ambition and strong collective leadership demonstrated by East Sussex Better Together (ESBT), involving not only the partners but also public health, GPs and the local Healthwatch. This entry stood out as a strong example of whole place-based integration and transformation of health and social care services,  involving the vast majority of the local health and social care workforce, serving nearly half a million local people.  In addition, the programme was able to demonstrate a clear and effective communications strategy, excellent stakeholder engagement and has set a very clear timetable for implementing a full accountable care model.


  • South of England Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Programme aka Time4Recovery (highly commended)
  • MSK+Together: An integrated MSK service for Mid-Nottinghamshire
  • Mid and South Essex STP: Blueprints for Frailty and End of Life Care
  • Bromley CCG and provider partners: model for providing more integrated services
  • NHS Gloucestershire CCG: transformation of care using a place-based approach


Winner: Suffolk Stroke Review  Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG Lead CCG, also on behalf of West Suffolk CCG

The judges felt this project focused on tangible and practical ways to impact on population level healthcare, combining key components of prioritising using evidence, being clinically led, working in partnership and tracking impact.


  • Connecting Care- Enhanced Health in Care Homes Vanguard – Wakefield CCG (Highly commended)
  • Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INT) East Lancashire CCG
  • Shared decision making – Berkshire West CCGs (Newbury and Districts CCG, Wokingham CCG, North and West Reading CCG and South Reading CCG)
  • Think Kidneys NHS Campaign to improve the care of people at risk of, or with, acute kidney injury- Renal Registry
  • Thanet CCG Acute Response Team – Thanet CCG and Thanet CIC working in partnership with Kent Community Health Foundation Trust, Local GPs, East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Thanet Age UK


Winner: Heywood Middleton & Rochdale CCG, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Youth in Mind and Link4Life for #THRIVE

The judges described this project an innovative approach to engaging with young people in an area that has been under adverse publicity. It aims to intervene early to deliver better outcomes for children and young people. The service not only functions as an open access point in the centre of the town but also provides a selection of interventions to support those arriving at the service. It was co-produced with local children and young people and their families and is delivered by multiple agencies. The programme is active in collecting feedback and evaluation and continues to co-produce developments in the service.


  • iROCK : NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical Commissioning Group, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, East Sussex County Council, Youth Employability, The Princes Trust, Education Futures Trust, Brighton Housing, Sussex Community Development Association (Highly commended)
  • The Life Rooms – 35 partnerships with the statutory, voluntary and private sector including Liverpool Floating Support services, Healthy Homes and Citizens’ Advice Bureau
  • Post-diagnosis support for people with dementia, their carers and family –  Herts Valleys CCG, East and North Herts CCG, Hertfordshire County Council, Age UK Hertfordshire, Carers in Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Independent Living, Herts Mind Network, Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK


Winner: Transforming Diabetes Care at Scale in North West London

The judges described this as an excellent patient orientated project, using digital innovation to inform clinical care in every possible way. They were also impressed by the good production of patient outcome metrics to show real objective improvement and impressive clinical dashboards that lead to continuous quality improvement. The project involves NHS Central London CCG, NHS West London CCG, NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, NHS Hounslow CCG, NHS Ealing CCG, CWHHE CCG Collaboration, Central London, West London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow and Ealing GPs, Public Health teams from the 5 boroughs, Diabetes user groups, Diabetes UK, London Diabetes Strategic Clinical Network


  • East London Patient Record (eLPR) – highly commended
  • MyHealthcare Patient App – South Doc Services & Substrakt Health:  NHS Birmingham South And Central CCG)
  • Telephone and WiFi Collaborative:  NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central, Solihull, Sandwell, South Warwickshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCGs, Arden and GEM CSU and Redcentric


Winner: Increasing Bowel Cancer Screening Programme participation through Fire & Rescue Service Safe & Well Visits: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service; Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service; Public Health England; NHS England; Cancer Research UK

Cheshire Fire Service offers Safe and Well Visits  to Cheshire residents who are aged over 65. The visits will still incorporate the traditional fire safety information (and smoke alarm fitting), but will also offer additional advice on bowel cancer screening among other issues including slips, trips and fall prevention and support to those who wish to stop smoking, taking drugs or reduce their alcohol consumption.


  • A patient-centred, clinically-led approach to transforming cancer care  in Pennine Lancashire – NHS East Lancashire CCG, Blackburn with Darwen CCG, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Macmillan, Cancer Research UK, local authorities (County, Unitary and Borough), service users and GPs
  • Developing a Multi Diagnostic Centre pilot for patients with vague symptoms- Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group


Winner: Transforming Diabetes Care at Scale in North West London

The project involves NHS Central London CCG, NHS West London CCG, NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG, NHS Hounslow CCG, NHS Ealing CCG, CWHHE CCG Collaboration, Central London, West London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow and Ealing GPs, Public Health teams from the 5 boroughs, Diabetes user groups, Diabetes UK, London Diabetes Strategic Clinical Network


  • Lessons from Sandwell & West Birmingham Diabetes model (DICE) regarding future of Diabetes services – the way forward? Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG
  • Enhanced Diabetes Health in Care Homes Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale CCG
  • Diabetes Outreach Prevention Programmes International (DOPPS  International)   
    King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Winner: Make Kit Food LTD – Healthy London Partnership (HLP), Hackney Borough Council

The judges said were impressed by this project which builds on the assets within the local community. Not only does the project encourage people to eat more healthily, it also empowers them and builds confidence to try new things. People are encouraged to share ideas, and to think creatively about the resources available to them. It is a sustainable approach that would be readily transferable to other locations.


  • FanActiv: Fulham Football Club Foundation (FFCF), Healthy London Partnership (HLP),  NHS England and Kingston University, London (Highly commended)
  • Patient champions: NHS Leeds West CCG, NHS Leeds North CCG, NHS Leeds South and East CCG, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust, eMBE
  • NHSgo: Healthy London Partnership
  • The new cancer Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ – The new Cancer Centre at Guy’s: Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Land Trust: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with the Land Trust
  • Make Kit Food LTD – Healthy London Partnership (HLP), Hackney Borough Council



Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!

30 June 2017