Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, Cheshire East Council and NHS Cheshire and Merseyside receive High Commendation at the HSJ Partnership Awards
Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, Cheshire East Council and NHS Cheshire and Merseyside are delighted to announce that giving people a voice – involving employees and local communities in determining their own futures has been Highly Commended in the ‘Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities’ category at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023, recognising their outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.
Winners and Highly Commended projects across 21 categories were unveiled during a ceremony at Evolution London, on 23 March 2023, hosted by comedian Joel Dommett. The event was attended by over 900 guests, bringing together national healthcare leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds to celebrate the crucial contributions of the private and third sector within the NHS. The evening celebrated the achievements of a total of 141 finalists.
The Health & Care Act cites collaboration and partnership working as the key success factor for the future sustainability of the NHS. The HSJ Partnerships Awards are therefore not just a celebration of success stories but also a platform to shape the future of our integrated health and care system.
The prestigious award programme, now in its sixth year, recognises and honours the most effective partnerships, innovative projects and collaborations in the UK health system. Entering and being honoured with a Highly Commendation shines a light on Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, Cheshire East Council and NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s role in strengthening the healthcare system. This accolade also validates the importance of this project and gives the team the confidence to continue its tireless work.
The judging panel comprised a diverse range of 90 highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector.
NHS Cheshire and Merseyside (formerly Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership) has been working in collaboration with Wellbeing Enterprises CIC and Cheshire East Council for a number of years on embedding social value and sustainability principles and processes. Reducing health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing by tackling climate change is at the heart of the work, with its strategic direction shaped by the voice of patients and communities.
Mark Swift, CEO and co founder of Wellbeing Enterprises said he is "delighted that Wellbeing Enterprises has received a highly commended accolade along with partners for work that will ultimately leverage greater social value in the Cheshire and Merseyside region over the coming month and years ahead. It's been a pleasure and privilege to play a part."
Dave Sweeney, Associate Director of Sustainability and Partnerships at NHS Cheshire and Merseyside commented, “We are delighted to have been Highly Commended in the ‘Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities’ recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our teams to successfully implement our social value and anchor institution work, and to engage directly with the people who matter most – our communities. We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for our population, and to be included in the category among the other incredible nominees is a real achievement. To be recognised by the judges in this way in the renowned HSJ Partnership Awards feels like a stamp of approval for the work that we strive to deliver and is recompense for all the hard work of both our team and our partners at Cheshire East Council and Wellbeing Enterprises CIC. We will move forward in our work with an extra sense of pride and a continued commitment to improve.”
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan comments: “The national healthcare sector faced innumerable pressures over the past 12 months, yet the standard and overriding positivity of the partnerships yet again this year highlights the enduring dedication to improving patient outcomes. So, we’re delighted that Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, Cheshire East Council and NHS Cheshire and Merseyside are Highly Commended in the category of ‘Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities’ at this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards 2023. The work of Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, Cheshire East Council and NHS Cheshire and Merseyside has been recognised in an outstanding field of nominees, each showcasing the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector today. Well done Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, Cheshire East Council and NHS Cheshire and Merseyside - all credit to you and your teams – you can be proud of all that you’ve achieved.”
Winners and Highly Commended projects were selected following a rigorous judging stage ahead of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 awards ceremony. The full list of Winners and Highly Commended for the 2023 HSJ Partnership Awards can be found at https://partnership.hsj.co.uk/winners-2023.
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