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Proud winner's HSJ System Leadership Initiative of the Year Award

HSJ Award 2019
Proud winner's HSJ System Leadership Initiative of the Year Award
11 November 2019

Fareham and Gosport CCG is part of a team that has scooped up a trophy at the national HSJ Awards.

The North East London CSU in collaboration with Fareham and Gosport CCG, OptiMedis Cobic, Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), Social Finance and PPL, are the 2019 Health Service Journal (HSJ) winners for the System Leadership Initiative of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony took place last week at the Battersea Evolution Centre where they were up against eight tough contestants for the System Leadership Initiative of the Year award.

The HSJ judging panel felt that the initiative demonstrated how a system integrator could deliver improved proactive and preventive care, benefitting individual patients, population health and the public purse. You can read the full case study here.

GPs, acute and community providers worked together to analyse what the most significant opportunities were for improvement in Fareham and Gosport. As a result, they created a collaborative framework and aligned incentives to enable better management of patients with or at risk of type 2 diabetes.

This initiative involved identifying particular cohorts of patients, using data to give GPs insights into clinical practice, and support for GPs and commissioners to roll out best practice. Patients were involved in pinpointing what was important to them. It resulted in the creation of a system integrator handbook to support future population health projects. 

Dr Donal Collins, of the CCG, said: “As a frontline GP this was a career defining piece of work in a subject area I am passionate about. Trying to fix root causes of diseases, diet, exercise, and the real relationships with people and the purpose in life. The health system needs to act as one and remember why it exists- which is to improve the health and wellbeing of the population it serves. The system can sometimes put short term financial costs ahead of this. This was the question we tried to find an answer to and are pleased to share this enthusiasm with the HSJ judging panel.

A list of all the finalists can be found here