Integrated Urgent Care (111) services in Yorkshire and Humber project shortlisted in HSJ Awards 2019

Greater Huddersfield CCG and Attain Health Management Ltd are delighted to announce that their ‘Integrated Urgent Care (111) services in Yorkshire & Humber’ project has been shortlisted for the System Leadership Initiative of the Year category at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

Greater Huddersfield CCG and Attain Health Management Ltd are delighted to announce that their ‘Integrated Urgent Care (111) services in Yorkshire & Humber’ project has been shortlisted for the System Leadership Initiative of the Year category at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have shortlisted Greater Huddersfield CCG and Attain Health Management Ltd despite the tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. They were selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that their project has had on patient and staff experiences within the health and social care sector.

21 Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England, supported by Attain Health Management Ltd jointly procured Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) comprising NHS 111, telephony and clinical advice services (CAS) for Yorkshire and the Humber, covering 5.4 million people and an area of 16,000 km2.  A ‘Competitive Dialogue’ procurement was executed with central governance arrangements and decision making. A 5-year contract has been awarded to Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. The new service delivers more integrated and seamless care for residents (not limited to NHS 111 service), achieved through large scale transformation.

Martin Pursey, Head of Contracting and Procurement at NHS Greater Huddersfield CCG, which is the lead commissioning organisation for the service, comments: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for System Leadership Initiative of the Year recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of colleagues over the last 12 months to successfully implement Integrated Urgent Care (111) services in Yorkshire & Humber. We are committed to delivering improved outcomes across our region and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement. This nomination has been a tremendous boost to Greater Huddersfield CCG and colleagues involved in the process and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve our services”.

Maninder Singh Dulku, Associate Director at Attain and project lead with the CCG comments: “We are proud to have supported Greater Huddersfield CCG and other commissioners within the Yorkshire & Humber region with their strategic ambitions to ensure patients and communities experience fully joined-up care and develop the NHS 111 service to deliver truly integrated urgent care that improves health and wellbeing”.

HSJ editor Alistair Mclellan, comments: “We would like to congratulate Greater Huddersfield CCG and Attain Health Management Ltd on being nominated in the category of System Leadership Initiative of the Year ahead of this year’s 2019 HSJ awards. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in November, to join us in recognising the very best achievements and innovations in the healthcare sector. The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the finalists in this category have been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare.”

The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards can be found on the HSJ Awards 2019 website

Winners will be selected ahead of the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 6th.