Great North Care Record highly commended at HSJ Awards

The Great North Care Record has been highly commended at the at the HSJ Awards 2021 for the Connecting Services and Information Award category.

The comprehensive assessment process involved a first round of remote judging – overseen by a panel of dedicated industry professionals – followed by a live presentation. Having successfully completed both of these highly competitive stages, the Great North Care Record went on to be highly commended, standing out amongst a very impressive shortlist.

On being awarded this distinguished commendation, Graham King, CIO at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, comments; “We are so proud to have been recognised by the HSJ Awards and highlighted as Highly Commended in the Connecting Services and Information Award category. This recognition means a huge amount to everyone involved in the project and the HSJ Awards will help us to maintain focus as we look to the future.”

“Being amongst a remarkable cohort of nominees was a brilliant experience, and we are certain that this commendation will bolster our efforts moving forward and will motivate the team further in continually developing and improving our services.”

Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal Editor adds; “I’d like to offer my congratulations to the Great North Care Record on being Highly Commended in the Connecting Services and Information Award category at this year’s HSJ Awards. It is always inspirational to see projects adapting, developing and improving their services to provide innovative, effective treatments for patients across the country.

“Each year, I am overwhelmed by the many impressive individuals, teams and Trusts who submit details of their work and projects to the HSJ Awards – and this year was no exception. The sheer quality and standard of nominees is outstanding and all finalists – should be very proud of their contribution to healthcare excellence.

“Congratulations again on your brilliant efforts, I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you and your colleagues!”

The HSJ Awards is the largest annual benchmarking and recognition programme for the health sector. Over the last 40 years the awards have been celebrating healthcare excellence through huge political, technological and financial challenges within the sector. 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 winners and those highly commended were announced across 23 categories during the HSJ Awards ceremony held at Evolution London on November 18.

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