West Yorkshire Partnership Shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Awards


 West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership (WY HCP) is proud to reveal that they have been shortlisted for several awards at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to showcase their achievements on a national platform. This includes being short listed for Integrated Care System (ICS) of the Year and Communications Initiative of the Year Award for their Root Out Racism Movement, developed in partnership with West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit. West Yorkshire Vascular Service has also been shortlisted for the HSJ Provider Collaboration of the Year.

Other organisations which make up WY HCP, including Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, were shortlisted in the Performance Recovery Award Category for Technology and Relationships Improving Flow. Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has also been shortlisted for the Staff Wellbeing Award.

WY HCP won the HSJ Award for ICS of the Year in 2021.

The pressures faced across the healthcare sector haven’t been far from the headlines over the past 12 months – yet the quality and overriding positivity of the award entries this year highlight the enduring devotion of workers within the health and social care industry, dedicated to improving patient outcome.

A staggering 1067 entries have been received for the HSJ Awards 2022, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 162 organisations). The high volume – and exceptional quality – of applications is once again reflecting the breadth of innovation and care within the UK’s healthcare networks.

Now in its 42nd year, the HSJ Awards continue to provide an opportunity to shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements that individuals and teams across the sector deliver daily.

Of the 25 categories, three are new for 2022, representing some of the recent challenges and triumphs within the NHS. These comprise new awards for Covid Vaccination Programme, Reducing Healthcare Inequalities and Performance Recovery Award.

The judging panel was made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including; Sarah-Jane Marsh (Chief Executive, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT); David Probert (Chief Executive, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust); Dr Bola Owolabi (Director Health Inequalities, NHS England and NHS Improvement); Eugine Yafele (Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust); Tracy Allen (Chief Executive Officer, Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust)

Following the thorough judging process, WY HCP was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (November 17th).

Shortlist for ICS of the Year: Since 2016, WY HCP focus has been on the collective difference they make to people’s lives, improving quality and efficiency of services. This long-term change covers all aspects of integrating health and care and making lasting improvements to inequalities by concentrating on wider determinants of health as set out in WY HCP’s improving population health annual report 2021/22. The five local places (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield District), provider collaboratives, primary care networks, VCSE, communities and local people are the vehicles for change. WY HCP tackle issues reaching far beyond the ‘NHS norm. WY HCP won the HSJ Award for ICS of the Year in 2021.

Being short listed for Communications Initiative of the Year, a WY HCP race review (2020) identified the need for an anti-racism movement aimed at colleagues and communities. The Partnership serves one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the UK (20% of people are from minority ethnic communities), and its structure offers a reach of 100,000+ workforce, with a population of 2.4 million. The Root Out Racism Movement was co-created with a project group of 42 colleagues and over 100 other staff involved in focus groups, the majority of whom have a lived experience of racism. The movement has over 550 organisations and community champion supporters.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, said: “On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate WY HCP on being shortlisted as a finalist in the category of ICS of the Year and Communications Initiative of the Year. All of the applications represent the ‘very best of the NHS’ and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice!


“Year on year the number of entrants continue to rise which I find so encouraging and is testament to the effect that HSJ Awards can have on improved staff culture and morale.


“We’re all very much looking forward to welcoming our finalists to the awards ceremony in November, 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 full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards can be found at https://awards.hsj.co.uk/ alongside details of the Awards partners; https://awards.hsj.co.uk/partners

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

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