Our people are committed to delivering best-in-class support to the NHS and care sector. Here are some of our recent industry award successes.
HSJ Partnership Awards 2024: Diagnostics Project of the Year – Finalist
Our Transformation Unit and Cheshire and Merseyside Acute and Specialist Trusts Collaborative (CMAST) are delighted to announce that the Echocardiography Recovery Plan has been shortlisted for Diagnostic Project of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards recognising an outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.
HSJ Partnership Awards 2024: Most Effective Contribution to Integrated Health and Care – Finalist
Our Transformation Unit and Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board are delighted to announce that the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board’s (ICB) Clinical and Care Professional Leadership Framework has been shortlisted for Most Effective Contribution to Integrated Health and Care at the HSJ Partnership Awards recognising an outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.
HSJ Partnership Awards 2024: Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare – Finalist
Our Transformation Unit, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and Sport England are delighted to announce that Phase 2 of the Active Hospitals project has been shortlisted for Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare at the HSJ Partnership Awards recognising an outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.
ISDN ‘Excellence in Informatics Level 2 Certificate’ Award – Winner
Our Data, Digital and Technology directorate has achieved the prestigious “Excellence in Informatics” Level 2 accreditation from the North West Informatics Skills Development Network (ISDN). The team has been acknowledged for achieving consistent good practice in “Informatics Workforce Development”.
Winner at HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2023
Our Medicines Management and Optimisation team were recognised by the HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2023 as winners in the Learning Disabilities Initiatives of the Year category for a project that centred on promoting the Community of Practice Learning Disability and Autism pilot and aimed to up-skill pharmacists working in primary care networks to conduct holistic structured medication reviews for individuals with a learning disability and/or autism.
Our work to develop a community of practice for stopping the over medication of people (STOMP) with learning disabilities, autism or both was shortlisted for the HSJ Awards in the Innovation and Improvement in Reducing Healthcare Inequalities category. The project was a collaboration with NHS England and Specialist Pharmacy Services.
Finalists for four nominations at HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2023
The NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU (MLCSU) is thrilled to share that we have been shortlisted for four projects. Our project to reduce mortality in people with learning disabilities and epilepsy has been shortlisted for Learning Disabilities Initiative of the Year followed by three in projects in the Improving Medicines Safety Award category.
UK National GO Awards Shortlists MLCSU as finalists for Contract Management Excellence
We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Contract and Supplier Management 22/23 category for our entry titled “Effectively utilising independent sector capacity.” It is an honour to have our efforts in contract and supplier management recognised, and we are proud of the hard work our team has put in to achieve this milestone.
HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 – Finalist
The NHS Transformation Unit was shortlisted in the ‘Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign’ category for their work on an end-to-end pathway review across all gynaecological cancer services across Cheshire and Merseyside. For more information about this work, visit the NHS TU’s website.
UK National GO Awards Shortlists MLCSU as finalists for Collaborative Procurement Initiative
We are delighted to share the news that our collaborative endeavour with the North Midlands and Black Country Procurement Group (NMBC) has earned us a finalist spot in the Collaborative Procurement Initiative Award 22/23 category at the prestigious UK National GO Awards.
HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 – Finalist
Finalists for the ‘Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative’ at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 for their work on an automated waiting list validation solution helping hospital trusts reduce waiting lists. Read more in our case study on using automation to reduce waiting lists across two ICSs
ISDN ‘Excellence in Informatics Level 1 Certificate’ Award – Winner
MLCSU’s Informatics Team has been awarded the prestigious ISDN ‘Excellence in Informatics Level 1 Certificate’. They were presented with the certificate at the North West Connect Conference. The team has been acknowledged for achieving consistent good practice in “Informatics Workforce Development”.
Business Contribution in a Digital Apprenticeship Award 2023 – Winner and Nomination
Ashley Burton, Senior Project Manager at the NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU (MLCSU), was announced the winner of the Business Contribution in a Digital Apprenticeship Award as part of the National Apprenticeships Awards 2023. Another MLCSU employee, Zainab Parvin, IT Apprentice Developer at MLCSU’s Development and Contracting team, is pursuing a Master’s Degree apprenticeship in conjunction with Brunel University and was also nominated for the Business Contribution award.
HR Excellence Awards 2022 – Winner and Finalist
Our People Services was recognised by HR Magazine with an award for Best Health and Wellbeing Strategy as part of their HR Excellence Awards. We were also finalists in Best Recruitment and Workforce Planning Strategy – for our Talent One recruitment service, and in Best Flexible Working Strategy – for our strategy of agile working.
Innovate Awards 2022 – Highly commended
Our work with Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership to improve the remote management of patients with uncontrolled hypertension was highly commended in the Innovate Awards. The Digital First ‘Hypertension Accelerator’ project is a collaboration with the BP@Home approach.
HSJ Awards 2022 – Finalist
Our joint project with the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership to align priorities between organisations, which lead to greater efficiency and the development of person-centred services, was shortlisted for an HSJ Award in the Provider Collaboration of the Year category.
Future Focused Finance – Level 3 Towards Excellence Accreditation
We are delighted to announce that following a recommendation by the Future-Focused Finance (FFF) assessors, the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit’s Finance team have been awarded Level 3 Towards Excellence Accreditation. Read more about the award.
Civil Service Awards 2021 – Winner
The COVID-19 Oxygen, Ventilation, Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables Programme, which NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU staff supported, won the One Civil Service Award at the Civil Service Awards 2021.
CHC Strategic Improvement Programme (SIP) Collaborative award – Finalist
The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Continuing Healthcare team was shortlisted for the ‘Best working across CCGs and Local Authorities’ award for their work to complete all deferred patient assessments following the COVID-19 suspension of the NHS national framework for continuing healthcare funding.
HFMA WEST MIDLANDS FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR 2021 – WINNER
The Healthcare Financial Management Association recognised the contribution that our Finance Team has made in the last twelve months to promoting and improving teamwork, innovation, collaboration, transformation and governance in the NHS finance community.
Nursing Times Workforce Award 2021 – Finalist
MLCSU was short-listed for Nursing Times 2021 Workforce Team of the Year for development of a Bring Back Staff returners programme.
Nursing Times Award 2021 – Finalist
Our Clinical Directorate was short-listed for a Nursing Times Award 2021 (public health category) for work on the Lancashire and South Cumbria mass vaccination programme
WMAHSN MERIDIAN CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION AWARDS 2020 – WINNER
Our Medicines Management and Optimisation Team won this award with its collaborative stakeholder approach to the development of a streamlined medication ordering process – working in partnership with Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group, Blakenhall Family Practice, Boots Community Pharmacist and Parklands Court Nursing Home. The work was part of the medicines optimisation in care homes pilot project across the Black Country.
PHARMACY AND MEDICINES OPTIMISATION AWARD – FINALIST
Our Medicines Management and Optimisation Team has been shortlisted for its Birmingham polypharmacy review, which improved patient care and reduced costs.
CLINICAL SUPPORT SERVICES AWARD – FINALIST
Our Children’s Continuing Care Team has been shortlisted for its Leicestershire project delivering personal health budgets for children and young people with complex health needs.
PROCUREMENT INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD – HIGHLY COMMENDED
Our Procurement Team and West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group have been highly commended for procurement of the iHELP community pain management service.
PROCUREMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR – FINALIST
Our Procurement Team and West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group have been shortlisted in the sub £20million category for procurement of the iHELP community pain management service.
Procurement Project of the Year – Finalist
Our Procurement Team and West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Leicester City CCG and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG, have been shortlisted in the sub £20million category for developing an innovative procurement process to support transformation of a discharge pathway.
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Awards 2017
Mental Health Innovation Award category – Winner
Strategy Unit joint submission with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust for the Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge Plus service (Integrated Mental Health Urgent Care Test Bed), to achieve predictive, preventative, integrated and efficient urgent care services for patients who are most at risk of a mental health crisis, and to support their relatives and carers.
West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Awards 2016
Innovative Organisation of the Year – Winner
Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) 2016
Commissioner of the Year – Winner
For our patient-centred focus in our insight and involvement work and experience-led commissioning.
Health Service Journal Value Awards 2016
Value and Improvement in the Use of Information Technology to Drive Value in Non-clinical Support Services category – Winner
Joint submission with Birmingham CrossCity CCG for an innovative £4.5 million project – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards 2016
Healthcare Campaign category
Communications and engagement team helped George Eliot Hospital win with its #jointeameliiot nurse recruitment campaign.
HSJ Value Awards 2017
Improving the Value of NHS Support Services category for implementing a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS), called Adam, to place Continuing Healthcare (CHC) patients in the best possible care homes.
Communications category – the communications and engagement team helped two clients secure shortlisted places. George Eliot Hospital (#jointeameliot nurse recruitment campaign) and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (internal communications).
Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards 2016
Education Communications Campaign category – communications and engagement team supported NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with GP engagement and their primary care clinical leaders’ programme.
Internal Communications Campaign category – Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and communications and engagement team for work on ‘creating an approachable and collaborative culture’. In the CCG’s annual staff survey 92% of staff said they felt proud to work for the CCG.
Best Event category – communications and engagement team and Solihull Together for Better Lives (ST4BL) for ST4BL Awards to celebrate the achievements of people and organisations who are working together to improve the quality of life for all Solihull residents.
Best Use of Digital category – communications and engagement team for work in transforming Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital’s website.