HSJ Partnership Awards – Finalists for Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare

11th December 2023

HSJ Partnership Awards - Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare

Active Hospitals shortlisted for 2024 HSJ Partnership Awards Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare

NHS Transformation Unit, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and Sport England are delighted to announce that Phase 2 of the Active Hospitals project has been shortlisted for Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare at the HSJ Partnership Awards recognising an outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

Now in its seventh year, 228 entries have been received for this year’s Partnership Awards, with 188 projects and individuals meriting inclusion on the final shortlist, The high volume - and exceptional quality – of applications once again mirrors the impressive levels of innovation and care continually being developed across the UK’s healthcare system.

Following the thorough judging process, Phase 2 of the Active Hospitals programme was shortlisted as a real ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held next year (21 March).

About the Project

The Active Hospitals programme embedded the promotion of physical activity within the culture and practice of hospital trusts. Active Hospitals helped to improve staff awareness of the importance of physical activity, which led to an increase in conversations with patients about how to build activity into their routine. Hospitals developed new and transferable approaches that provided patients with opportunities to increase physical activity and to ultimately improve patient experience and outcomes.

Active Hospitals was developed as part of the Moving Healthcare Professionals Programme (MHPP), by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) and Sport England working with the Faculty for Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) (Phase 1) and the NHS Transformation Unit, which supported the leadership and delivery of Phase 2 of the programme between 2019-2022.

Statement from Lucy Davies, Delivery Director, NHS Transformation Unit

“It is brilliant that this multi-year piece of work has been shortlisted for a HSJ Partnership Award. Working on this national agenda with OHID and Sport England, we have seen ground up, improvement driven piloting of different ways to bring physical activity into our care pathways at our four Phase 2 Active Hospital sites across the country. We are delighted to be recognised for as one of Most Impactful Partnerships in Preventative Healthcare.” 

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, adds; “It always gives me great pleasure to congratulate our finalists at this stage of the judging process and this year is no exception as we acknowledge Active for being shortlisted in the category of Most Impactful Partnership in Preventative Healthcare.”

 “The calibre of entries left our panel of expert judges with some tough decisions to deliberate over. However, it’s always important to remember that the HSJ Partnership Awards are not just a celebration of success stories, but also a platform to shape the future collaboration within the NHS.”

 “We can’t wait to welcome our finalists to the awards ceremony in March and to recognise and applaud such impressive achievements across the sector.”

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Evolution London on March 21st 2024.

The 2023 awards judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including; Tosca Fairchild, Chief of Staff, South East London ICB, Matthew Hopkins, Chief Executive, Mid and South Essex NHS FT, Shabina Azmi, Chief Pharmacist, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICB, Professor Edward Kunonga, Director of Population Health Management, NENC ICB and NECS, as well as a range of esteemed healthcare leaders from across the UK.

The full list of nominees for the 2024 HSJ Partnership Awards can be found at https://partnership.hsj.co.uk/



For more information/media enquiries relating to the 2024 HSJ Partnership Awards, please contact Rebecca Bright via mailto:rebecca.bright@wilmingtonplc.com or tel: +44 20 7608 9056.

For more information relating to the NHS Transformation Unit please contact: transformationunit@nhs.net

For more information relating to OHID please contact: physicalactivity@dhsc.gov.uk

For more information relating to Sport England please contact: Info@sportengland.org

About NHS Transformation Unit

NHS Transformation Unit (TU) is a team of transformation specialists, working alongside health and care clients to deliver major change programmes since 2015. We work in partnership with our clients to transform care and health outcomes for people and communities, empowering change from within. We deliver strategic transformation, for the NHS, by the NHS. NHS Transformation Unit is part of Midlands & Lancashire CSU.

For more information, contact NHS Transformation Unit by email transformationunit@nhs.net or visit our website www.transformationunit.nhs.uk


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