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Lambeth CCG highly commended in HSJ CCG of the year award

NHS Lambeth was highly commended and came a close second as one of six finalists for CCG of the Year at yesterday’s prestigious Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Awards held at Grosvenor House, London.
Judges praised the CCG for our work with local communities and partners over the past year to make a real difference through the BIG Lambeth Health Debate - engaging with local people about the future of health in Lambeth  - to developing  our exciting new strategic vision ‘Healthier Together’ and delivering a range of innovative projects along the way.

Adrian McLachlan, Chair NHS Lambeth CCG said:
“This commendation is acknowledgement that NHS Lambeth CCG has a lot to be proud of.  Going through the application process has crystallised what’s special about working in Lambeth and it is a privilege to work in such a diverse inner city London borough. Our place as a finalist in this competition is testament to our belief in working together to make a real difference to improve local health outcomes. Thank you to all our members, partners, local people and staff for your commitment and dedication, this is a recognition of what we have done so far and I hope an inspiration to carry on working together to make Lambeth a healthier borough. ”

Lambeth CCG is an innovative system leader and has helped to reduce health inequalities for example by supporting people living with diabetes to better manage their care through the Diabetes Modernisation Initiative’s ground-breaking partnership approach to developing effective, high quality diabetes care; supporting mothers and babies  - through projects led by the award winning Strategic Breastfeeding Group (recent winner of an All-Parliamentary Group on Maternity Award); collaborative working to improve mental health outcomes through the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative, also an award winner in its own right; and working to put patients with long term conditions at the centre of their care through Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care. The CCG’s successful track record in collaborative and partnership working contributed to the award of £36m from the Big Lottery Fund in June this year, to improve the health of children in the most deprived wards in Lambeth.
Engagement with local people, members and partners has helped us to develop a vision for health services that are people and prevention focused, integrated, consistent, innovative and deliver best value. This vision will continue to shape the way that we work to deliver our strategy over the coming years.

NHS Lambeth CGG was also shortlisted in the ‘Improving Partnerships in Health and Local Government’ category with Lambeth Council and King's Health Partners, for the exciting collaboration to deliver the £14.2m West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre which opened in July 2014.  The new centre provides leisure facilities, GP surgeries and dental suites and training facilities all in one place.