Over 600 organisations and individuals took part in the third Self Care Awards in 2018, which has grown in popularity over the last three years.
NHSCC partnered with the Self Care Forum, who run the initiative, and supported the promotion of the week as well as taking part in the judging panel for the awards themselves. For the first time the awards included a joint Self Care Forum/NHSCC Award for Outstanding Clinical Commissioning Group which was won by Fylde Coast CCG.
Dr Selywn Hodges, the co-chair of The Self Care Forum said: “each year it becomes more difficult to choose the award winners. Year on year the bar is raised by exemplary Self Care Week initiatives that are more creative, more innovative and more empowering.”
Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners, said “We are delighted this year to partner with the Self Care Forum to support the hotly contested award for the CCG of the Year. Supporting and empowering people to self care is one of the core priorities for our members right across the country. It not only improves outcomes for individuals, but also helps to ensure that we can target our limited resources to where they will have most impact for patients and populations. The quantity and quality of nominees in this category shows of the range of impressive work that CCGs are undertaking in their local areas to get the word out about the importance of self care. Big congratulations to Fylde Coast CCG for winning the Self Care Week Outstanding CCG Award, and well done to all the entrants in a very remarkable field.”
Self Care Forum Board Member, Dr Knut Schroeder, who is also on the judging panel, said “It is heartening to know that so many organisations are realising the benefit of using Self Care Week as a vehicle to help improve people’s understanding of how to better look after their own physical health and mental wellbeing. I am very much looking forward to seeing what’s in store for Self Care Week 2019.”
Winner – Bradford and Craven
Outstanding Clinical Commissioning Group – Flyde Coast CCG (Joint Self Care Forum/NHS Clinical Commissioners Award)
Innovator – Bath Spa University’s Students Union
Highly Commended – Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Children & Young People’s Health Services
26 March 2019