"I am extremely excited about being short listed for such a prestigious award. I hope that this success will raise awareness within the NHS about the importance of taking action to reduce carbon emissions, thereby saving money that can be redirected into patient care which will contribute to improving the health and well-being of our population"
"It is immensely satisfying that the commitment that these two Trusts have demonstrated in their carbon management work with NEP over the last 18 months is being recognised. The two Trusts have worked with NEP to integrate carbon accounting into the DNA of healthcare locally. There has truly been boardroom to boiler house engagement, across all areas of the organisations work. Not many organisations within or beyond the NHS have managed to achive this holistic approach; an essential approach if the full potential financial savings from natural resource efficiency are to be understood and achieved. The level of detail achieved in carbon footprintng has allowed the Trusts to break down the problem of carbon management to many individual tasks at a human level, supporting staff engagement and action, one footprint many feet!"
"What an absolute honour being shortlisted for a HSJ is. My practice team are absolutely thrilled as am I and this is a massive achievement for us and has given the staff are wonderful morale boost. These types of awards are brilliant to show the staff what we are achieving and how well they are doing, we will also be advertising this fact to our patients on our main notice board and in our next Newsletter. Thank you once again for this opportunity it means so much to the practice, the practice team and myself."
"We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for an HSJ award this year which also coincides with the hospitals 100 year anniversary. This recognition reflects all the hard work and dedication of our staff who have taken this project forward. As a specialist orthopaedic hospital it is sometimes easy to be overlooked and this nomination give us the recognition for the achievements we have made to improve efficiency and the overall experience for the patients we serve "
"It's an absolute honour to be finalists for not one but two categories of this year's prestigious HSJ awards. The motivation for entering our work was to share good practice nationally and to demonstrate that the seemingly impossible can be done with a bit of imagination, ingenuity and a great deal of dedication and hard work. We already feel like winners when we look at the results of our patient satisfaction questionnaires but to be considered for such prestigious awards is a huge moral boost."
"Being shortlisted for this prestigious award truly is an honour and we are delighted to have reached the final stages. Winning this award and gaining recognition at a national level would make The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust justifiably proud, further enhancing our reputation as a leader in NHS innovation."
"We are thrilled to have been shortlisted and to have our work recognised in this way. During this time of change for Primary Care Trusts and the NHS as a whole, our work so far on this project has gone a long way to establish and improve our relationship with GPs. A project like this really will mean the best outcomes for patients and staff alike. The people of Warwickshire should feel proud that their local NHS is providing their GP practices with one of the most advanced website systems in the country."
"We are thrilled to be shortlisted in the Best Social Marketing Project category for this project. Bringing the Stop Smoking Service to the heart of deprived communities has a profound impact on improving health inequalities, and we are extremely proud of our achievements in Southwark. Recognition of this work from the Health Service Journal is the icing on a large cake of 225 successful quitters. We know our client NHS Southwark will promote this success and we are adamant our supermarket partners Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Tesco should be congratulated for the huge part they played, so we will be letting them know and asking them to announce this achievement. We will of course include the nomination on our website and e-mail sign offs, and be contacting all our clients with the news. We have already case studied this innovative work but will be adding this news to the communication."
"What a year for Blackpool ...
"The StHealth Board and our Practices are delighted to have been shortlisted for Primary Care Organisation of the Year. It is a tribute to everyone who has contributed to StHealth projects over the past 18 months and it is a real morale boost for all involved."
"We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. This recognition is really motivational; encouraging our teams to continue being creative and innovative in meeting NHS challenges both now and into the future."
"Having our programme nominated for a HSJ award is a major breakthrough for our organisation. The 'Ignite Your Life' Community Resilience Programme aims to teach every day people the practical skills to stay strong during difficult times. The programme places emphasis on the innate skills, talents and resources within our communities and the ways in which we can mobilise these assets to improve the quality of people's lives. To have been shortlisted as a HSJ Award Finalist has not only helped to raise the profile of our organisation regionally and nationally, but it has also been a tremendous boost to our staff, our volunteers, clients and partners agencies who believe passionately in our approaches to driving meaningful improvements in mental health and wellbeing".
"We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. This crowns a successful 12 months for our Primary Care Trust and GP commissioning colleagues when we achieved among the highest world class commissioning scores in the North West, putting us in the best possible position to continue to support our local GP Consortium in getting to grips with the challenging agenda proposed in the new NHS White Paper."
"We are very extremely proud for this innovation to be short listed. This is wonderful and exciting experience and this has energised the community development team and our project. This has spur the team to continue to bring greater benefits to the people and brought us a great deal of positive publicity from far and wide. I am grateful for HJS awards"
"This is a fantastic achievement for Orthopaedics here at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust," said David Loughton, Chief Executive CBE. "The HSJ Awards are widely considered to be the ‘Oscars' of the healthcare sector, celebrating innovative and inspirational achievements from across the country. Before 1 April we were buying theatre sessions at other venues. But by bringing this work back in-house, we were able to offer our patients a service that was much more local and familiar to them and also reduce any delays and cancellations."
"We are delighted to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award in recognition of the behaviour change on the Sub 21 campaign. Sub 21 is a really important project that has brought together the efforts of North Tyneside Primary Care Trust, North Tyneside Council's community youth services and licensing teams, off licences, Northumbria Police, local schools and Wallsend Boys Club in a true partnership to reduce harm from alcohol and kerb side drinking among young people. Winning the Health Service Journal best social marketing campaign would simply be the icing on the cake for all the partners involved, and most importantly recognition for those young people and licensees we've been working with."
"I am very proud and privileged to be part of such a prestigious event. Being short listed for the HSJ award has increased my confidence in engaging in further innovation projects. I am honoured to be presenting South Tees NHS Foundation Trust hospital as a valued member of the Corporate Practice Development Team."
"Being shortlisted for this award not only raises the profile of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Nottingham City Asperger Service, it puts the needs of people with Asperger Syndrome at the forefront of people's minds. The success of this team may also encourage other organisations nationally to use a similar model."
"We are very pleased to have been shortlisted from so many entries.The project is set to deliver substantial changes in the way conditions are managed, allowing millions of patients to be treated at home and it is great to have the hard work of the Stoke-on-Trent tele-healthcare team and patients involved recognised in this way."
"We are thrilled to be a finalist in the HSJ awards! we have been working so hard over the past two years with so many hearty committed people this proves we were not totally crazy hurrah!"
"Being shortlisted by the HSJ as finalists for the Improving Care with Technology category is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate some innovative ways to help children at risk of exclusion. CNWL NHS Foundation Trust has been using feedback from children and parents to develop exciting and effective methods of working with psychological and physiological symptoms. The new approach brings greater engagement of hard-to-reach patients with their treatment, and broadens their choices. The finals offer a great platform to invite interest in developing these ideas".
"We are delighted to be short-listed in 2010 for 5 awards; reflecting the commitment of our workforce to tackle health inequalities by adopting bold, audacious and innovative approaches. It is simply an honour to be short-listed and receive recognition from the Health Service Journal".
"One Medicare is very proud to be shortlisted for an HSJ award particularly for partnership working, a core value of the organisation. We strive to build valuable and meaningful partnerships with all those whom the organisation interacts, not only PCTs but local GPs, members of the healthcare community and especially patients. This project has shown that by really engaging with the local community and involving them in the design and ownership of services, truly effective outcomes can be achieved. We look forward to continuing this work further with our other partners."
"It is wonderful news that all our hard work is being recognised at the prestigious HSJ Awards. This is all about innovation and partnership working. We have made a great difference to the lives of Sheffield taxi drivers and have helped them to make better decisions about their health. I am very proud that we have been shortlisted for the awards - an accolade in itself!"
"The CABS campaign was a great way to get South Asian taxi drivers in Sheffield to think more about their unhealthy ways and put them on the pathway to better health. I now believe that many taxi drivers have improved health and lifestyles and feel confident this will continue. The message will spread. Great thanks and appreciation go to One Medicare and NHS Sheffield for this".
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