Health and social care partners in Lancashire and South Cumbria have been nominated for six national awards.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB), which organises health services for the region, has been working in partnership with local authorities to deliver an integrated approach in delivering health and social care.
This collaborative approach has resulted in six nominations at the HSJ Digital Awards 2023.
The awards recognise outstanding contributions to healthcare and aim to shine a light on the efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the digital sector deliver on a daily basis.
Asim Patel, chief digital officer for Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB, said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised in this many categories for the HSJ Digital Awards. It’s a great reflection on the team and their dedication to ensuring digital systems improve patient health outcomes.
“Our staff always go above and beyond to improve patient outcomes and quality of service and care – and aligning with the HSJ Digital Awards programme really allows us to share our success as well as everything we’ve learnt through implementing our projects.”
The teams have been shortlisted in the following categories:
- Connecting health and social care through digital
- Improving out of hospital care through digital
- Improving urgent and emergency care through digital
- Moving towards net zero through digital
- Digital team of the year
The projects that have been shortlisted include the shared care record and viewer, the digital catalogue, the move to Net Zero and the digital adoption and transformation of regulated care (further information in Notes to Editors).
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds: “On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB on being shortlisted. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice.
“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in June, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service. But we never forget that the award ceremony is not just a celebration within a night, but a platform to recognise the hard work of all our NHS staff, all year round.”
The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Manchester Central on Thursday 22 June.