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Local ICS Shortlisted for Health Service National Award

The Staffordshire and Stoke-in-Trent Integrated Care System (ICS) has been shortlisted for the Integrated Care System of the Year in the 2022 HSJ Awards.

The ICS is made up of the NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), which brings together all organisations responsible for delivering health and care, including the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector.

The pressures faced across the health and care sector haven’t been far from the headlines over the past 12 months – yet the quality and overriding positivity of the award entries this year highlight the enduring devotion of workers within the health and social care industry, dedicated to improving patient outcome.

ICS Chair Prem Singh said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in this category of annual awards for one of the nation’s leading health publications.

“ICSs rely completely on teamwork and our submission is a true reflection of how partners from across the system have worked together and shown real determination to make the ICS work in a collaborative way, in service of our citizens and communities.

“We realise that there is a massive task ahead of us as we look to integrate care, tackle health inequalities and make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent a healthy place to live and work. We now need to forge ahead as we look to get waiting lists down, deal with urgent and emergency care pressures whilst focussing on prevention and the wider determinants of health. ”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan, added: “On behalf of all my colleagues, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS on being shortlisted as a finalist. All of the applications represent the very best of the NHS and often leave our esteemed panel of judges with an impossible choice.”

Winners will be announced in November.