Collaborative Newcastle shortlisted for the 2021 HSJ Awards

Collaborative Newcastle has been shortlisted for the Health and Local Government Partnership Award at the national HSJ Awards 2021, recognising its outstanding contribution to healthcare – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

Collaborative Newcastle is an innovative partnership that includes Newcastle City Council, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Gateshead CCG, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle University and Northumbria University – working closely with Newcastle GP Services, the GP Federation for Newcastle, Primary Care Networks and the voluntary and community sector.

Collaborative Newcastle’s vision is to work collectively and creatively to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle. Through radical new ways of joint working, Collaborative Newcastle is seeking to reduce inequality and provide better opportunities for people of all ages. The HSJ Award entry focussed on the partnership’s collective work to support care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the demanding circumstances of the past 18 months, over 1000 entries were received for this year’s HSJ Awards, with 205 organisations, projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist.

The judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within 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).

Following an in-depth judging process, Collaborative Newcastle was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (November 18th). Collaborative Newcastle was selected based on ‘ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that it has had on both patient and staff experiences’.

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


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