Northamptonshire Carers has won the System Led Support for Carers category at the at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2022.

The 2022 event reflects the HSJ Awards’ 42-year heritage of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and celebrating better service - but most importantly, in providing a well-deserved thank you to the health and social care sector.

With 1,040 entries across 25 categories, the awards applaud the “high-flyers” of healthcare excellence in both the NHS and its partners who strive to improve outcomes and services for both patients and staff alike. Three new awards were introduced for 2022; Covid Vaccination Programme Award; Innovation and Improvement in Reducing Healthcare Inequalities Award; Performance Recovery Award.

Northamptonshire Carers is lead on the Integrated care Across Northamptonshire (iCAN). A transformative initiative centred on co-developing and mainstreaming innovative, impactful, resource efficient system-wide collaborations for improving older people’s health and wellbeing. Working as a wider system partner, Northamptonshire Carers has supported unpaid carers and those that they care for to:

  • Stay-Well – by preventing escalation of their health and wellbeing needs.
  • Care-Well – by equipping unpaid carers to safely sustain their caring roles.
  • Choose-Well – by ensuring no one is in hospital without them having to be.
  • Live-Well – by enabling people to remain at home if that’s right for them.
This recognition from the esteemed judges at the HSJ Awards in the Systems Led Support for Carers award means a huge amount to everyone involved in this project – what a honour! The impact of winning an HSJ Award will really drive our team to build on this success and encourage us and our colleagues to keep exploring ways of improving outcomes and implementing new innovations to help enhance our future work.

Mark Major, CEO Northamptonshire Carers

I’d like to offer my congratulations to Northamptonshire Carers on being named the winner of the Systems Led Support for Carers at this year’s HSJ Awards. Our awards programme are not just a celebration of success stories but also a platform to shape the future of the NHS.  It is always so encouraging and heartening to see projects adapting, developing and improving their services with the vision of providing the very best in treatment and for their patients across the country. HSJ Awards shine a light on the outstanding efforts and achievements across the sector. Congratulations again on your brilliant efforts, I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for you and your colleagues!

HSJ Editor, Alastair McLellan

The HSJ Awards is the largest annual benchmarking and recognition programme for the health sector. Over the last 42 years the awards have been celebrating healthcare excellence through huge political, technological and financial challenges within the sector. Through a rigorous, fair and transparent two-step judging process (including a Live presentation) 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 25 categories during the HSJ Awards ceremony held at Evolution London on November 17.