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Partnership shortlisted for national award

Monday, 23 December, 2019
Partnership shortlisted for national award

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and InHealth are delighted to announce that its partnership has been shortlisted for a national award.

The two organisations which have worked together for 15 years to provide MRI services are nominated for the Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS Award, at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020, recognising their dedication to improving healthcare.

To be shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition, is a mark of real achievement for Northumbria Healthcare and InHealth. The submission, which focused on partnering for the future, has been selected based on diligence, ambition and positive impact that the project has had on both practitioners and patients within the healthcare industry.

The greatest value of the partnership is the benefit it has brought to patients across Northumberland and North Tyneside. MRI scan appointments are now easily accessible across a wide geographical area, seven days a week and up to 14 hours per day, within 2.5 weeks of the patient’s referral being received. This facilitates greater patient choice, while significantly reducing travel time and the associated costs for many patients.

Graham Ogden, Director of Operations at InHealth, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this healthcare provider partnership award, which recognises the truly collaborative approach to partnership working that we have had with Northumbria Healthcare for many years.

“Since 2004, InHealth has been supporting the trust to deliver improved outcomes for patients, so to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement. This nomination is a fantastic boost for everyone involved in the continued projects that we deliver with our NHS partner at Northumbria and I am confident that it will continue to improve.”

Dr Rahul Dharmadhikari, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Business Unit Director for clinical support and cancer services at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are pleased that our long-standing partnership with InHealth to provide high quality MRI services across our trust has been shortlisted for this national award.

“Over the last 15 years we have worked together to give our patients across Northumberland and North Tyneside greater access to scans in a timely manner and it is fantastic news that this is being recognised by this award nomination.”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan comments: “We would like to congratulate InHealth Group and Northumbria Healthcare on being nominated in the category of Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS ahead of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in February, to join us in recognising the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector.

“This year’s finalists are of an outstanding calibre and all of them are exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK.”

The winners will be selected following a rigorous, “live panel” judging stage ahead of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020 awards ceremony. Held at the Park Plaza Westminster on 27 February, the evening will provide a great opportunity for influential figures to unite and celebrate the achievements of their industry peers.

The awards evening is expected to be attended by leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds to celebrate innovation and collaboration in healthcare. This year’s chosen charity partner is MediCinema a charity dedicated to improving the wellbeing of patients, their families and carers across the UK through the magic of the shared cinema experience.

Media contact:

Jaclyn Curry – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

0191 203 1654 / 07833 046680