NHS South Yorkshire is delighted that four providers from our region have been shortlisted at this year’s Health Service Journal Awards (HSJ) Awards, the most prestigious showcase for NHS services.

Gavin Boyle, Chief Executive of NHS South Yorkshire, said: “It’s great to see our local partners being celebrated at this year’s HSJ awards. The number of national entries was very high and there was tough competition. It’s a credit to all our partners that our joined-up working is being recognised on a national stage and we’re able to showcase how our integrated approach is helping to deliver better care for South Yorkshire people.”

Cathy Winfield MBE, Chief Nursing Officer of NHS South Yorkshire, said: “Having four of our local providers shortlisted across a number of categories is an honour and highlights the dedication of our colleagues and partners across South Yorkshire who are committed to transforming our services to provide the best care for our local population.”

South Yorkshire has been included in the following categories:

Mental Health Innovation of the Year Category
NHS South Yorkshire ICB, Doncaster Team for ‘Mental Health Crisis Alternatives’

The Mental Health Crisis Alternatives programme stood out as a ‘success story’ for creating a Crisis Alternatives Alliance. The programme launched in 2019 and has brought together many organisations across the public and Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sectors to deliver pathways of care for those experiencing mental health crisis but not requiring clinical support. Read more here.

Using Data to Connect Services Category
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust for ‘Taking a holistic approach to overhauling real-time patient flow’

Rotherham’s successful project saw clinical site teams, discharge teams, porters, operations teams and social services work together to develop a new approach to optimising patient flow throughout the organisation and beyond. The ‘Rotherham-wide’ holistic approach includes key stakeholders in a patient’s journey - before arrival to hospital, throughout a hospital stay, supported discharge and social care. They have developed an integrated health and social care command centre that has successfully enhanced patient experiences. Read more here

Primary and Community Care Provider of the Year Category
Primary Care Sheffield

Primary Care Sheffield (PCS) was developed by a general practice in Sheffield to provide support in delivering world class primary care which helps people live healthier and happier lives. This will be the third year that the work of the PCS has been recognised at the HSJ awards, an outstanding achievement for their dedicated team. Read more here.

Performance Recovery Category
Children's Hospital Alliance (CHA) (Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust collaboration) for National Paediatric Accelerator: Recovery Programme

Sheffield Children's Hospital is a proud part of the Children’s Hospital Alliance (CHA). For over a year Children's hospital trusts have been collaborating together to reduce waiting lists.  This year's shortlisting recognises the outstanding contribution the collective has made for young patients. By continuing to work together the hospitals are able to share innovations and ideas at the cutting edge of care – improving care for children and young people across the country. Read more here.

Now in its 42nd year, the national awards continue to uphold the values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes, and innovating drivers of better service.

This year’s diverse judging panel shortlisted based on ambition; outcome; value; involvement and working together, and how the project might be ‘picked up’ and replicated elsewhere for the benefit of both patients and professional colleagues.

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on 17 November 2022.

Details of this HSJ Awards 2022 can be found here: https://awards.hsj.co.uk/