Lancashire Care recently received an award at the prestigious National Go Awards 2019 that was held to celebrate innovations, initiatives and advancements whilst improving patient experience.
The Trust came Highly Commended in the ‘Procurement Project of the Year’ category for working collaboratively with local NHS and public sector partners to improve the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) across the Lancashire Integrated Care System. The HSCN is a new data network that allows health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information, helping clinicians to deliver more timely care and a better patient experience
The project has not only created considerable savings for the NHS, but has also included Lancashire Fire & Rescue (LFR) connecting nearly 400 sites across Lancashire with improved network performance, speed and security. The new network underpins the healthcare systems that doctors and nurses use, and will deliver important improvements in performance as well as securing against future malware and cyber-attacks.
Stephen McGarry, Head of Procurement and Commercial Finance at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“To be Highly Commended in such a competitive category, with such august company, is a major achievement and recognises the very special efforts and hard work of many individuals who came together to help create this rewarding outcome.”
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on 30 April 2019 at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham where judges described the Lancashire Care project as “a very successful procurement with tangible cashable savings and service benefits, delivered in an innovative approach.”
The awards reward those individuals, teams and organisations that have gone above and beyond normal standards in public procurement to make real differences to the quality of public services across the UK. This year’s UK National GO Awards was Hosted by TV presenter Sarah Heaney.
For more information please visit www.goawards.co.uk/national/2019-20-winners/.