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DGT Green Watch Project shortlisted for HSJ Award

Shortlisted for HSJ Award

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Award for the Green Watch project. The Trust have been shortlisted in the Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with de Poel health + care, to be held on 23 November at Intercontinental O2, London.

For 35 years the HSJ Awards, have recognised, celebrated, and promoted the finest achievements in NHS, and showcased them to the service’s most influential leaders. 

Over that time the HSJ Awards have grown to become the most sought after accolade in British healthcare – and very probably the largest awards programme of its type in the world. With 23 categories to choose from, the awards reflect the full spectrum of the NHS’s services and challenges.

The Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability category recognises that sustainable health, public health and social care system is one of the most important challenges of our time. The health system has a clear responsibility to take a leading role in tackling climate change and must create a system which is environmentally, financially and socially sustainable. This award category is about recognising NHS organisations and systems that have changed ways of working to improve sustainability while enhancing patient care. It is about organisations and systems that have improved environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Shortlisted entrants demonstrated outstanding practice and innovation that helped to improve patient care and enhance value and efficiency and have overcome fierce competition to be judged as among UK healthcare’s leading exponents.

The next stage for the Trust is to complete a presentations and interview to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. These include:

  • Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive, Salford Royal Foundation Trust 
  • Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, CQC 
  • Jonathan Fielden, Director of Specialised Commissioning, NHS England 
  • Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair, NHS England 
  • Ian Dodge, National Director of Commissioning Strategy, NHS England*

The awards will be presented out at an inspirational ceremony on 23 November 2016 at Intercontinental O2, London.

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said: "With the NHS experiencing a tough time as funding fails to keep up with demand, the HSJ Awards are once again the best reminder of the excellence the service is capable of. Taken together the entries to the HSJ Awards represent work which, directly or indirectly, has saved thousands of lives and enhanced many times that number."

For more information on the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards go tohttps://awards.hsj.co.uk