The GP Care Group is delighted to be shortlisted for this year's HSJ Awards in the Primary Care Networks, GP or Community Provider of the Year category, recognising our outstanding contribution to healthcare in the borough.
Despite the tough competition from more than 1,000 entries, we impressed the judges and were selected for our ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that we have had on patient and staff experiences within the healthcare sector in Tower Hamlets.
Our 'Place based care' approach within the borough, which simply means employing a joined up, collaborative approach with GP practices, local partners and the community within Tower Hamlets, shows how primary care can work effectively at different levels of scale from practice to community organisation to improve the health and wellbeing of its local population.
The judging panel is made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community including: Sir Bruce Keogh, Chair, Birmingham Women's and Children's FT, Mark Axcell, Chief Executive, Black Country Healthcare FT and Caroline Beardall, Director of Workforce and OD, NHS England and NHS Improvement – South East.
Chris Banks, Joint Chief Executive Tower Hamlets GP Care Group, said:
"We are delighted to have our work to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population recognised in this way, alongside our fellow inspiring nominees. Being shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Award is a resounding endorsement of our GP Federation and the services we provide."
"Making the shortlist, particularly in a year that has seen more challenges than most, is testament to the hard work, dedication and spirit of everyone we work with in the Tower Hamlets healthcare landscape. Through collaboration, we will continue to deliver our quality services, in partnership, to our local residents."
Now in its 40th year, the HSJ Awards is the largest annual benchmarking and recognition programme for healthcare. Through a rigorous, fair and transparent judging process the awards produce a roll call of the best organisations, teams and people in the NHS and the wider health sector.
The full list of finalists for the 2020 HSJ Awards can be found on https://awards.hsj.co.uk/shortlist-2020.
Winners will be selected ahead of the ceremony, which will take place virtually in March 2021.