The Salford Together partnership is delighted to announce that its work to integrate health and social care services has been shortlisted for System Leadership Initiative of the Year at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.
The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted Salford Together despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. Salford Together has been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that they have had on patient and staff experiences within the health and social care sector.
Salford Together is a partnership of public, voluntary and third sector organisations working across the city to transform the health and social care system in order to improve population health, quality and safety and patient experience.
Established in 2016 the partnership created an integrated care organisation (ICO) bringing together more than 2,000 health and social care staff. It was one of the first integrated care organisations in England and remains the driving force for transformation and integration of health and social care in the city. The aims of the partnership include a reduction of duplication, streamlined pathways of care and avoiding unnecessary A&E attendances and admissions to hospital.
Transformational change has been enabled by joint commissioning arrangements and a pooled budget, with additional money coming from the Greater Manchester Transformation Fund. This has allowed the partnership to focus on schemes in community settings to develop integrated neighbourhood community services, community-based urgent response services and improvement initiatives for care homes and home care services.
The outcomes of transformation are being measured so that a robust understanding of system impact can be determined and used for planning services that are resilient for the future. To date for Salford registered population there is a mitigated growth in A&E attendance, reduced non-elective and care home admissions and improvements to reduce delays in the transfer of care.
Dr Tom Tasker, Chair of NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Being shortlisted for a national accolade such as a HSJ Award is recognition of Salford Together’s collaborative efforts and dedication of our health and social care staff over the last 12 months. The Salford Together partnership is committed to delivering improved outcomes for our patients, and to be chosen among the other outstanding nominees is a wonderful achievement.”
Councillor Gina Reynolds, Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing at Salford City Council said, “This is great news for the people of Salford. I’m sure this nomination will be a tremendous boost to staff working hard in our neighbourhoods and I am sure it will bolster their continued efforts to improve services for our local communities.”
HSJ editor Alistair Mclellan, comments “We would like to congratulate Salford Together on being nominated in the category of System Leadership Initiative of the Year ahead of this year’s 2019 HSJ awards. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in November, to join us in recognising the very best achievements and innovations in the healthcare sector. The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the finalists in this category has been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare.”
The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards (partnered by GRI) have been announced. Winners will be selected ahead of the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 6th.
About the HSJ Awards
The most coveted accolade in UK healthcare, the HSJ awards is the largest annual benchmarking and recognition programme for the health sector. Over the last 39 years the awards have been celebrating healthcare excellence through huge political, technological and financial challenges within the sector. Through a rigorous, fair and transparent judging process the awards produce a roll call of the best organisations, teams and people in the NHS and the wider health sector.
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