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IMPOWER and Manchester LCO win silver at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2024!

by | Mar 26, 2024 | Adult social care, Being IMPOWER, Health and NHS improvements, Local government transformation | 0 comments

Delighted to be awarded silver in the ‘Most Effective Contribution to Integrated Healthcare’ category.

We are delighted to announce that our work with Manchester Local Care Organisation has been named as the runner up of the ‘Most Effective Contribution to Integrated Healthcare’ award at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2024, in recognition of outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

Better Outcomes, Better Lives is described by the Local Government Association as ‘an exemplar model’ and has achieved significant impact to date:

  • 21% increase in referrals into reablement from a community setting, indicating a more proactive and preventative approach
  • 61% of citizens required no package of care at the end of a period of reablement, significantly exceeding the service target of 54%

The Resilient Discharge Programme has resulted in improved patient outcomes:

  • Average length of stay for patients on intervention wards down by 1.5 days
  • The new Hospital@Home offer is supporting five patients a week to be discharged

Strengths-based practice has become embedded within the organisation:

  • 49% increase in ward staff’s understanding of strengths-based practice
  • Back to Basics work now led by each of the three hospitals’ directors of nursing
  • Transfer of Care hub established to coordinate discharge across the system
  • Achieved system-wide agreement on a new model for bed-based services to support discharge, which is now being implemented

With 28 separate categories this year, the winners were announced during an impressive ceremony held at Evolution London, on Thursday 21 March, hosted by Miles Jupp. The event was attended by representatives from the NHS, and both the private and third sector as well as key players from non-clinical backgrounds, all coming together to celebrate the importance of positive partnerships and acknowledging how these underpin the future sustainability of the NHS.

Our work being recognised in this way is a real stamp of approval for partnership working with health and local government, particularly as ICSs move from planning to delivery.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan comments: “HSJ created the Partnership Awards in 2018 to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the suppliers of goods and services to the quality and development of British healthcare.

“This year’s awards demonstrate there is almost no NHS clinical or support service which does not rely – sometimes almost completely – on the efforts of external suppliers.

“Almost any attempt to improve NHS productivity – the service’s greatest challenge – without working in concert with suppliers starts at a major disadvantage. Indeed, many of the best ideas for improving productivity do and will come from suppliers. Every one of the businesses on the Partnership Awards shortlist has shown the kind of thinking and determination it takes to deliver change in healthcare services.”

A huge thank you to the panel of judges who recognised our clients’ efforts and willingness to innovate in order to achieve better outcomes for residents in Manchester. We look forward to continuing to implement positive change across the region this year and beyond!