NHS Norwich CCG has been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal Awards for “CCG of the Year”.
The CCG submitted an entry based on our “New Model of Care” which incorporates our YourNorwich that helps keep people out of hospital with schemes such as HomeWard and the Norwich Escalation Avoidance Team, Healthy Norwich and our work to support primary care, eg our work with OneNorwich. The Norwich New Model of Care is delivering accessible, good quality, sustainable services in the community, ‘wrapped around’ patients, delivered by the right professionals, enabling people to keep well at home.
The entry stressed our ‘New Model of Care” is a partnership, involving our member practices, all other providers in the local ‘system’ including social care and therefore the shortlisting of Norwich CCG in the HSJ awards is a credit to all.
In announcing those shortlisted for all categories, the Editor of the HSJ has written “The NHS has many claims to fame, and one of them is that its restless desire to improve provides the inspirational content for the world’s biggest celebration of healthcare excellence.... Entrants demonstrated outstanding practice and innovation, which help to safeguard and improve patient care, improve value and efficiency in healthcare and have been judged to be leading the way in this increasingly important area.”
All of the CCGs in this category have been asked to make a short presentation to the final judging panel in October and the winners will be announced on 22nd November.