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Local health partnership wins prestigious national award for Diabetes work in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

A partnership of local NHS organisations working in conjunction with Kaleidoscope Health and Care and Edge Health, has won Best Consultancy Partnership with the NHS category at this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards.
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The accolade was awarded for the team’s work establishing digital diabetes care services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to improve diabetes remission and care. Kaleidoscope worked in partnership with Edge Health, staff and patients to identify the key areas for progress to create real change. 

As a result of the pilot scheme, three Primary Care Networks (PCN) improved their process performances (Ely South PCN, Ely North PCN and Octagon North PCN) and over 400 additional patients received care. The model has now been rolled out to a further four areas.

Dr Jessica Randall-Carrick, Diabetes Clinical Lead at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, said:

"We are delighted to see this work recognised with the award of Best Consultancy Partnership. The innovative approach adopted by our team working with Kaleidoscope and Edge health, has transformed ways of working in the area. 

“The benefits can already be seen in improvements in our treatment targets, but the real value is for our local communities. People get better services, and they are staying healthier for longer as we work to improve population health and tackle health inequalities.”

Clare Allcock part of the team at Kaleidoscope who managed the project, said:

“We are delighted to have won this award. Kaleidoscope has a mission to bring people together to improve health and care in a way that empowers staff and patients as well as improves services. It’s fantastic to see all the hard work with our fantastic partners at Edge health and in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough recognised like this.” 

Jennifer Connolly, from Edge Health, said:

“It’s a real honour to have won this award. At Edge Health we connect data with people so they can understand problems better. Working with our partners on the project gave invaluable insight, that has been translated into tangible benefits for the community so readily.”

Dave West, Health Service Journal’s Deputy Editor congratulated the teams on their successful win. “This year’s entrants displayed a varied range of projects and partnerships, all working together to benefit the nation’s healthcare sector. The winners were chosen after considerable deliberation on many success factors, but primarily on the innovativeness and commitment to healthcare. On this occasion, I congratulate the winners for their hard work and workmanship, and I look forward to learning the future of their projects, now with the added accolade from the HSJ family.”

The awards recognise outstanding contribution to healthcare in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

The judging panel for the awards was made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including Dr Matt Aiello (National Programmes Lead, Education Reform, Health Education England); Dr Elena Bechberger (National Programme Director – LVHC Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement); Claire Igoe (Head of Environmental Sustainability - Manchester University FT) and Vinice Thomas (Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS England and NHS Improvement). 

The awards ceremony was held on 24 March at Park Plaza, London, and was attended by leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds.