The AHSN Network is proud to announce that a number of projects delivered and supported by AHSNs across the country have been shortlisted in the HSJ Value Awards 2020. The awards celebrate and recognise the teams and people who are committed and passionate about improving the NHS.
The judging panel included a diverse range of highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector, who had the difficult decision of shortlisting from hundreds of brilliant applications.
Health Innovation Manchester (HIM) has been shortlisted in four categories at the prestigious awards. Firstly, within the System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative category for its Hepatitis C Elimination: Prison-based Rapid Test and Treat project. The project has seen the redesign of the Hepatitis C prison pathway through a rapid test and treat model.
Secondly, HIM’s DECIDE GP Dermatology Education Programme has been shortlisted within the Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative category. DECIDE is an educational programme that supports community clinicians to improve their decision making around diagnosis and management of health problems to improve outcomes for patients.
HIM has also been recognised within the Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year category for its work within the Stroke/Atrial Fibrillation Project, alongside partners Tameside and Glossop CCG and Interface Clinical Services.
And lastly, HIM has been shortlisted within the Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year category, for its work on the Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Therapy Review Service alongside Tameside and Glossop CCG.
Yorkshire and Humber AHSN has been shortlisted within the Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year category for their work in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Healthy Hearts Project, alongside West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.
The Health Innovation Network has been shortlisted within the MSK Care Initiative of the Year category, for its Enabling Self-management and Coping of Arthritic Pain through Exercise, ESCAPE-pain project. ESCAPE-pain, an AHSN Network national programme which has been spread nationally across England, is a group-based rehabilitation programme for people with chronic hip and knee pain and integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with a personalised exercise plan.
ChatHealth, a confidential messaging service for teens that uses SMS, has beem shortlisted within the IT and Digital category and was supported by East Midlands AHSN to spread nationally. The AHSN has contributed to the service growing from being available to 60,000 people in Leicester, to over 1 million nationally.
Piers Ricketts, Chair of the AHSN Network, said: “It is fantastic that the work of the AHSNs has been recognised at the HSJ Value Awards. We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for patients, NHS staff and the wider health and social care community, and it’s brilliant to be recognised for this and for working effectively and collaboratively with our partners.”
The winners will be announced at the HSJ Value Awards 2020 awards ceremony on 21 May 2020 at Manchester Central. The full list of finalists for the HSJ Value Awards 2020 can be found on here.