Collaborating for success: Health Business Award win

Collaborative Newcastle has scooped another national award recognising excellence and collaboration in the health and care sector.

At the recent Health Business Awards, Collaborative Newcastle was presented with the NHS Collaboration Award for its work to develop a joint system leadership programme and its work to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle.

The judging panel commented: The NHS Collaboration Award recognises an NHS organisation which has worked with other public and private sector organisations to benefit the local community. The Health Business Awards judging panel were first made aware of the Collaborative Newcastle partnership at the end of 2020, acknowledging it as amongst the first of its kind in the country and importantly supported by a groundbreaking legal agreement between the four key health and social care organisations in the city. 

“The initiative’s vision to work collectively and creatively to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle exemplifies the basis of the Integration White Paper in targeting social prescribing at scale, creating new opportunities of delivering mental health support, as well as being significant in the region’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, in which the Integrated Covid Hub North East transformed test and trace capabilities for the region.

“Collaborative Newcastle puts Newcastle residents front and centre and the benefits of a joined-up and seamless system of care are likely to be seen both in the immediate future and in the years to come.”

The latest Health Business Awards were announced live online by Dr Mark Porter MBE, who hosted the online ceremony and revealed the winners across 17 categories.

Since 2010, the Health Business Awards has been staged annually in order to recognise the many examples of innovation and excellence that happen every day in the NHS. Supported by Health Business magazine, the award categories incorporate facilities, technology, human resources, hospital management and transport as well as the collaboration award won by Collaborative Newcastle.

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