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Local projects shortlisted for national healthcare awards

From a palliative care helpline to environmental sustainability, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) partners have been shortlisted in four of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2021. The HSJ is the leading Healthcare Sector publication for healthcare leaders.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS comprises all NHS Trusts and organisations, local authorities and key voluntary sector partners who are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of local people. In our area, projects developed and delivered by ICS partners have been shortlisted for the following awards: 

  • 111 Option 3 – the new Palliative Care Telephone Service has been shortlisted in the Primary Care Innovation of the Year award. The project has been created by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, HUC and East of England Ambulance Service Trust. 
  • Royal Papworth Hospital has been shortlisted for Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year. 
  • HUC virtual waiting room has been shortlisted for Driving Efficiency through Technology Award. The project has been developed and delivered by Herts Urgent Care (HUC), Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North West Anglia Foundation Trust (NWAngliaFT). 
  • Real Ambition, Real Vision, Real Action and Real Outcomes for 'Net-Zero' Circular Economy Healthcare for Environmental Sustainability Award for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 


These projects show the future of the ICS and how patients and their needs are at the heart of our work. The HUC waiting room allows patients to call 111 and then wait in a virtual waiting room for a consultation with a specialised clinician or Emergency Department healthcare professional, without even leaving their home. The Palliative Care Hub helps patients approaching the end of their lives with access to a palliative care clinical nurse specialist who will help co-ordinate care and provide referrals to relevant services as well as providing medical advice to support patients approaching the end of their lives. 

Louis Kamfer, Deputy Accountable Officer, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, said: “We’re delighted to see so many ICS partners being shortlisted for prestigious HSJ awards. Working together in partnership delivers tangible results for local people, and these projects clearly demonstrate the early successes that greater collaboration in our area can achieve. We wish all of our partners the very best of luck for the finals which take place in November.” 

Despite the demanding circumstances of the past 18 months, over 1,000 entries were received for this year’s HSJ Awards, with 205 organisations, projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist. 

The judging panel consisted of a diverse group of respected figures from the healthcare community, including Sir Bruce Keogh (Chair, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT); Marie Gabriel CBE (Chair, NHS Race and Health Observatory); and former HSJ Trust of the Year winners Ann Marr OBE (Chief Executive, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust) and Richard Mitchell (Chief Executive, Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT). 

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Evolution, London on 18 November 2021.