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West Northants joint health partnership shortlisted for award

12 August 2022

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A major new programme of transformation work driven by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and its Northamptonshire health and care partners has been shortlisted for a prestigious award at this year’s Health Services Journal (HSJ) Awards.

Integrated Care Across Northamptonshire (ICAN), which is about supporting more people to live well and stay well at home and brings together the support they need across the NHS, local councils, voluntary and community organisations, has been named as a finalist for Provider Collaboration of the Year.

The ICAN Programme’s purpose is to deliver a person focused set of services that help people manage long term health conditions and risks associated with becoming frail or elderly. We are doing this by working with residents and their GPs to help people age well and improve the quality of care in the community as well as ensuring more people return home in a timely way after a stay in hospital. We believe working together we can help people achieve the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes and help them to maintain their independence and resilience for as long as possible.

Cllr Matt Golby, WNC’s Cabinet Member for Adult Care, Wellbeing, and Health Integration, said: “We are delighted that ICAN has been shortlisted for the Provider Collaboration of the Year award. This is an outstanding achievement, and one that truly reflects the ethos of collaborative working across health, social care and voluntary sector partners in Northamptonshire.

“As recognised in this shortlisting, the outputs of the ICAN programme to date have already made a huge difference in reducing the likelihood of people being admitted to hospital, as well as helping those with long term conditions or needing crisis support to access the right care at home.

“The work of ICAN is a fantastic example of joined-up working to better improve residents’ experience of care they receive and I am thrilled to see such positive improvements already being made. This shortlisting recognises everyone’s hard work and commitment across our health and social care system and we are looking forward to empowering residents further and delivering more positive changes through this programme.”

More than 1,000 entries were received for the HSJ Awards 2022, with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 162 organisations).

Further to this, a key partner organisation of ICAN, Northamptonshire Carers, has been shortlisted for the System Led Support for Carers Award. The full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards can be found at alongside details of the Awards partners;

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on 17 November 2022.

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