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Lancashire Care’s partnership with GE Healthcare shortlisted in the HSJ Awards 2018

Posted on the 30th January 2018

An innovative application submitted by GE Healthcare and endorsed by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust which supports the changes in the health and social care environment, has been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year in the brand new HSJ Partnership Awards 2018.

The health and social care environment is changing, and includes an increasingly ageing population, staff shortages and various new initiatives which allow healthcare to be provided closer to home. These changes mean that providers have to redesign models, adapt their workforce and integrate better with other providers. The Workforce Repository and Planning Tool (WRaPT) service has been shortlisted for its initiative and long-standing partnership between the NHS and private sector which helps the health and care system to transform during these changes, by providing the tools and techniques to collect, analyse and model information about the whole workforce.

Fiona Lord, Manager of the WRaPT Service at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“We are delighted that the partnership between the Trust and GE Healthcare Finnamore has been shortlisted in the brand new HSJ Partnership Awards. The WRaPT service works with organisations and systems to understand their current workforce and model the changes needed to deliver high quality care in to the future by having the right people with the right skills. 

“We are really pleased and proud that our partnership, which brings the WRaPT tool and service to the health and care system, has been recognised nationally and look forward to the evening!”

Jennifer Hughes, WRaPT programme manager from GE Healthcare Partners said

“We have been working closely together with Lancashire Care and HEE NW on the WRaPT service for many years now, building and developing an offer that we feel really adds value to the system. It’s a genuine pleasure to work on an initiative that never feels like ‘just a project’, it’s a true partnership and one team, all invested together in this service. Because of the commitment and passion all partners and our clients bring to the table, it feels like we make it something that is greater than the sum of its parts, and that is a privilege to be part of.”

The winners will be announced at this year’s prestigious ceremony on 8 March 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. The awards look to recognise, celebrate and create a platform for the best products and services being used by the NHS. This year, there are 12 categories, to view the shortlist please visit and for more information about the WRaPT service please visit