Trust and partners win major HSJ award
27 March 2019

Trust and partners win major HSJ award

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) was part of the team that picked up a major award at the HSJ Partnership Awards.

Alongside Sussex MSK Partnership (Central) and Here (Care Unbound) the Trust won Best Educational Programme for the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2019.

The project, called Shared Decision Making - Putting Patients in Control, was praised by judges for leading culture change.

The judges said about the Best Educational Programme for the NHS entry: "The winners of this category had a cost effective, experiential learning programme, leading to whole system culture change. The judges loved that patients were involved in both the design and delivery of the programme. This project is about empowering patients aligning exactly to the ambition of the NHS Long Term Plan. The model could be applied to other patient pathways."

The winners of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2019 were announced on 20 March at a prestigious black-tie awards ceremony at Park Plaza, Westminster.

First launched in 2017, the HSJ Partnership Awards reward inspirational work carried out for the NHS by organisations ranging from architects, builders and facilities managers to IT experts, pharma companies, healthcare providers and MedTech firms. It celebrates projects that have made a tangible difference to the NHS by, for example, improving services, facilities or quality of life for patients, or working more efficiently to save money.

The awards saw fierce competition with over 100 entries, and from those 16 deserving winners were decided by our exert panel of judges, and not to forget the 7 partnerships also receiving a high commendation in their category.

HSJ Editor, Alastair McLellan, said: "Partnership working is essential to the continued smooth operation of the NHS, and the sustainable delivery of world class healthcare. Thousands of organisations provide critical services and support every day that assist healthcare professionals, their innovation leading to improvements in service provision despite ever-tightening budgets. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists, our expert panel of judges faced a tough decision selecting from among hundreds of high calibre entries."