NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) shortlisted for the 2021 HSJ AWARDS

An innovative project rolled out by NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to help improve the sleep health of children and young people, has been shortlisted for Mental Health Innovation of the Year at the HSJ Awards 2021, which recognise outstanding contributions to healthcare. Standing out among tough competition from hundreds of other exemplary…

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Partnership nominated for leadership award

The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of the strength of its joint working to improve mental health outcomes for its population.

The Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership has been shortlisted for the Health Services Journal (HSJ) Award for “System Leadership Initiative of the Year”. The HSJ judging panel, made up of a diverse range of influential figures within the healthcare community, has shortlisted the Partnership despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants.

The Award recognises the progress made since the Partnership was established to improve mental health services by working together. The Mental Health Partnership has achieved many successes by bringing together all the organisations that are responsible for commissioning (“buying”) and providing mental health services across our region to put in place care that is seamless and built around the needs of individuals regardless of which organisation is responsible for each element of that person’s care.

The Partnership’s many successes include the development of specialist mental health services for new and expectant mothers across the region and the launch of the Every Mum Matters campaign; ensuring more people are treated closer to home by significantly reducing the number of patients in “out of area” placements; developing and securing funding for a Partnership-wide suicide prevention strategy and securing over £1 million additional funding to support people with enduring mental health problems into employment.

Michele Moran, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Mental Health Partnership Board and Chief Executive, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are overjoyed to have been shortlisted for another HSJ award. Being nominated for this award highlights the fantastic work that our staff members carry out to transform and improve mental health services, in an area stretching across Northern Lincolnshire, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, York and Scarborough. As a partnership we have achieved a number of notable successes through collaborative working between partners and this is something that we are all proud of. To be nominated is an amazing achievement in itself and, as always, we would like to thank all of our patients, stakeholders, our staff, and those working in close partnership across Humber, Coast and Vale. This is about working together to make a difference for our communities.”

Stephen Eames, Independent Chair for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, said: “This is fantastic news and a testament to the hard work and commitment of local leaders. This
is well-earned recognition for the cutting-edge work the Mental Health Partnership is doing, which is improving peoples’ lives across Humber, Coast and Vale.”

The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards can be found here. Winners will be announced at the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held in London on 6 November 2019.

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Customer Service Excellence award for NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG

Published on Feb 26, 2018

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group has secured the prestigious Customer Service Excellence Award for the third year running.

The highly-prized accreditation, awarded through the Cabinet Office, was given to the CCG following rigorous independent scrutiny against more than 50 separate criteria relating to how well the CCG engages with patients.

NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG scored “compliance plus” in 12 areas and was judged to be “compliant” in a further 42 areas.

The report published by the Customer Service Excellence Body shows continual improvement with more “compliance plus” awarded to the CCG than ever before.

Sally Brown, Associate Director of Corporate Affairs for NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG said: “We are thrilled to have received the Customer Service Excellence award for the third year running – it’s testament to the hard work we put in to ensure the priorities and needs of our patients are considered as part of the process to commission local health services.

“It’s particularly pleasing that CSE assessors have recognised our efforts to consult, listen and engage with residents from a range of backgrounds.”

Andy Hudson, NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG Governing Body Lay Member and chairman of the CCG’s Communications and Engagement Committee, added: “We are extremely proud to have secure the Customer Service Excellence accolade for the third time and it’s particularly pleasing to have done it with more ‘compliance plus’ marks than ever. It’s huge credit to our staff and shows how much we value patient input in the decision-making process.”

In their evaluation, CSE assessors praised NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG for the commitment to putting patients first and the ethos of openness focused around delivering services that patients and communities want and in ways that best suit their needs.

Assessors also credited the CCG for “identifying the needs of disadvantaged groups and to commission appropriate services”, with mental health service users, the LGBT community, young people and older people’s forums among the groups actively engaged by commissioners in the last year.

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