The North Alliance, which includes all local NHS Trusts as well as the Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, has been shortlisted as a finalist in two HSJ Value Awards categories, for “Value Award of the Year” and for “System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative”.
The North Alliance works to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for nearly 500,000 people in Peterborough, Huntingdonshire and Fenland. The shortlisted project focuses on improving health and wellbeing outcomes for patients who are seen in outpatient or diagnostics departments.
Miss Janine Nethercliffe, Deputy Medical Director for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust and Co-chair of the Outpatients Board states:
“It has been really wonderful to be part of this process, working closely with all stakeholders in patient care, with the focus on better care for our patients and breaking down some of the boundaries that previously existed.”
Co-chair, Dr Neil Modha, Clinical Director for Central Thistlemoor Primary Care Network, reports:
“From a primary care perspective being part of the decision making alongside hospital and community colleagues and providing joint leadership and communications to colleagues has been a real joy. Making changes for people in our area by working differently and together has been amazing. We understand that there is much more to do but feel we have the right people, sense of purpose and desire for making things better for our patients that we are keen to continue and further develop this work.”
The winners of the HSJ Value Awards 2021 will be announced in June.