We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted six times at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising our outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to showcase our achievements on a national platform.

The pressures faced across the healthcare sector haven’t been far from the headlines over the past 12 months – yet the quality and overriding positivity of the team at LSCft has shone through and these shortlistings highlight our enduring devotion and dedication to improving patient outcomes.

We have been shortlisted in the following categories, despite tough competition: Freedom to Speak Up Award, Innovation and Improvement in Reducing Healthcare Inequalities Award, Mental Health Innovation of the Year, Patient Safety Award, Primary and Community Care Innovation of the Year and Staff Wellbeing Award.

Despite a staggering 1067 entries from hundreds of applicants with 219 projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist (from across 162 organisations), we have stood out as a success story worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlists based on our ambition; outcome; value and crucially, the ability for our work to be scaled up and replicated elsewhere for the benefit of both patients and professional colleagues.

Our Chief Executive Caroline Donovan, said:

“This really is wonderful news - the fact we’ve been shortlisted for six categories in the HSJ Awards 2022 is undoubtedly a huge ‘pat on the back’ for our amazingly hard working and deserving team.

Our staff always go above and beyond to improve patient outcomes and quality of service and care – and aligning with the HSJ Awards programme really allows us to share our success as well as everything we’ve learnt through implementing our project.”

The judging panel was made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including; Sarah-Jane Marsh (Chief Executive, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Foundation Trust); David Probert (Chief Executive, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust); Dr Bola Owolabi (Director Health Inequalities, NHS England and NHS Improvement); Eugine Yafele (Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust); Tracy Allen (Chief Executive Officer, Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust).

The news follows other recent successes, with the Trust also being nominated for seven Nursing Times Awards and eight HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

The full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on November 17 2022.