The 17 high-calibre winners of the 2021 HSJ Partnership Awards have been announced during an awards ceremony at the Evolution London Tuesday 29th June 2021.
The HSJ Partnership Awards – now in their 4th year – are independently judged by experts from across the healthcare sector, looking specifically for organisations from the private and charitable sectors that clearly strive to improve collaboration and innovation within the NHS.
A great variety of different sectors and industries from all over the country were represented throughout the evening. The diversity on display – both in terms of the projects undertaken and the teamwork showcased – demonstrated a growing dedication to working efficiently and effectively with the NHS, particularly during the incredibly challenging past 15 months.
The awards ceremony was hosted by the lively and engaging Ed Gamble who led the evening with the dedication and respect that the finalists and winners rightly deserved.
Of the 17 winners, Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS was awarded to Boehringer-Ingelheim and Oxfordshire CCG for their project “Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Respiratory Team”, the judges highlighted that this was a fantastic example of true partnership working with excellent outcomes for patients and that there is a great potential for this initiative to spread to other areas.
Further winners from the evening were:
- Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust were awarded Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS their outstanding innovation focussing on “Fewer Incidents and Better Care in Inpatient Mental Health Hospitals”. The judges highlighted the profound difference this project made to patient safety in a non-intrusive manner. This initiative also delivers significant benefits to front line staff, who have been under great stress during the pandemic.
- A newly introduced award for this year, the Local Covid-19 Response Partnership Award, was won by Tower Hamlets Together. The project was highlighted for an inspirational example of local partnership working which had ambitious vision that engaged with staff, making a difference during the challenging times that were brought by the pandemic.
HSJ Editor Alastair McLellan said, “The HSJ Partnership Awards are always a wonderful showcase for the outstanding work across healthcare today. I am always extremely honoured to be involved in recognising high standards in healthcare. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees at this year’s awards.”
“It is always inspiring to hear of how organisations work together to help improve and continually contribute to innovation in the healthcare sector.”
The full list of award winners and those highly commended can be found on the HSJ Partnership Awards website https://partnership.hsj.co.uk/