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We’ve been shortlisted for the 2024 HSJ partnership awards

We’re delighted to announce that Dementia UK, Livewell Southwest CiC and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust have been shortlisted for ‘Most Effective Contribution to Integrated Health and Care’ at the HSJ Partnership Awards recognising an outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

Now in its seventh year, 228 entries have been received for this year’s Partnership Awards, with 188 projects and individuals meriting inclusion on the final shortlist, The high volume – and exceptional quality – of applications once again mirrors the impressive levels of innovation and care continually being developed across the UK’s healthcare system.

Following the thorough judging process, Dementia UK, Livewell Southwest CiC and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust were shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held next year (21st March 2024), for its service supporting families affected by dementia across transitions of care, which stood out as a real ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist.

The service is lead by two dementia specialist Admiral Nurses and supports families affected by dementia with the most complex needs as they transition in and out of hospital. This can be a particularly challenging time for families and the Admiral Nurses work closely with family carers, hospital staff and care providers to ensure that the person living with dementia experiences a smooth and timely discharge, where possible facilitating a pathway back home.

Rachel Johnstone, Regional Account Manager at Dementia UK comments:

I’m delighted that this service has been recognised by the HSJ Partnership Awards. By embracing collaboration, this service has been able to support a ‘home-first’ approach – improving discharge experiences and reducing hospital stays for people living with dementia.

Dementia is a huge and growing health crisis, and was the leading cause of death in the UK in 2022. Dementia UK’s specialist Admiral Nurses provide life-changing advice and support to anyone affected by dementia, and collaborative projects like this help use ensure we are present in as many healthcare settings as possible.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds; “It always gives me great pleasure to congratulate our finalists at this stage of the judging process and this year is no exception as we acknowledge Dementia UK, Livewell Southwest CiC and University Hospitals Plymouth Trust for being shortlisted in the category of Most Effective Contribution to Integrated Health and Care.

“The calibre of entries left our panel of expert judges with some tough decisions to deliberate over. However, it’s always important to remember that the HSJ Partnership Awards are not just a celebration of success stories, but also a platform to shape the future collaboration within the NHS.

“We can’t wait to welcome our finalists to the awards ceremony in March and to recognise and applaud such impressive achievements across the sector.

When will the winners be announced?

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Evolution London on 21st March 2024.

The 2023 awards judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including; Tosca Fairchild, Chief of Staff, South East London ICB, Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive, Mid and South Essex NHS FT, Shabina Azmi, Chief Pharmacist, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICB, Professor Edward Kunonga, Director of Population Health Management, NENC ICB and NECS, as well as a range of esteemed healthcare leaders from across the UK.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2024 HSJ Partnership Awards.