NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been shortlisted for a top national healthcare award.
The CCG, which is responsible for planning and buying hospital and community health services in Liverpool, is up for CCG of the Year at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards. There are more than 200 CCGs in England.
NHS Liverpool CCG, which is among 11 organisations from across the country shortlisted for the accolade, was praised for demonstrating “outstanding practice and innovation” that has “helped to improve patient care and enhance value and efficiency.”
Katherine Sheerin, Chief Officer at NHS Liverpool CCG (pictured), said: “I am incredibly proud that we have been shortlisted for this award and it is testament to the quality of work that our staff are delivering during a challenging time for the health service.”
The CCG, which is also responsible for the care delivered to patients registered with all 93 GP practices in the city, is behind Healthy Liverpool, which is a plan to make sure that the city’s health and care services meet the needs of the people who use them.
Healthy Liverpool involves looking at hospital, GP, community and emergency care services and making sure they are providing the best care possible, while also supporting people to live healthier lives and making the most of new digital ways of working and providing care.
Alastair McLellan, Editor of HSJ, which is the leading trade publication for the NHS, said: “The HSJ awards are once again the best reminder of the excellence the NHS is capable of. Taken together, the entries to the HSJ awards represent work which, directly or indirectly, has saved thousands of lives and enhanced many times that number.”
The shortlisted organisations will now face a judging panel made up of senior figures from the health sector and NHS England before the winners are announced on 23 November 2016.