We are delighted to announce that NEL, is shortlisted for the System Leadership Initiative of the Year Award at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, has shortlisted us despite the fierce competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. NEL is working collaboration with, Fareham and Gosport CCG, OptiMedis Cobic, Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), Social Finance and PPL have been selected based on our ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that our project has had on patient and staff experiences within the health and social care sector.

NEL and partners worked on developing and implementing a Population Health Management model for Fareham and Gosport CCG to support patients diagnosed with, or at risk of type 2 diabetes. The Integrator model was designed and drew on lessons learnt from population health models in Gesundes Kinzigtal (GK) in Germany, one of the world’s most established, documented and effective integrated care systems. It delivers on all aspects of the Quadruple Aim of, better health of the population; improved provider satisfaction; and improved patient experience along with a reduction in health system cost. The model brings together contributions from patients, staff and clinicians. The system was able to assess and manage population health; redesign health and care services; achieve system integration at the macro level, and address local issues; establish partnerships with individuals and families and implement tailored solutions with the involvement of all stakeholders.

The key outputs from the project were an interactive dashboard, as part of a due diligence report, a benchmarking and system diagnostic highlighting areas of greatest need and opportunity within the local health system, an agreed shared contract (GPs, acute, community and wider stakeholders) to align incentives across the neighbourhood, a Change Academy programme and finally a System Integrator Handbook for the Hampshire Integrated Care System to enable other systems to roll out the learnings.

The clinical dimensions of the population and timeline dashboards were co-designed with local clinicians and project partners to ensure that they identified the relevant patient cohorts, replicating local data coding practices and adding value through segmenting patients by level of risk, lifestyle, complexity and co-morbidities, thereby enabling clinicians to target patients at risk and agree interventions. The project has already supported (in the first month of implementation) clinicians to target 1,058 patients at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and a cohort of 35 patients who had revised medicine management programmes implemented.

Graham Crawford, Director of Analytics at NEL comments, “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for System Leadership Award, recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our staff, working with Fareham and Gosport CCG, OptiMedis-Cobic, Imperial Health College Partners (ICHP), Social Finance and PPL to successfully implement a System Integrator Programme in Hampshire. We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for our customers and their patients and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement. This nomination has been a tremendous boost to our staff and will bolster our continued efforts to improve the service we provide.”

The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards (partnered by GRI) can be found on the shortlist.
Winners will be selected ahead of the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held at the Battersea Evolution Centre, London on 6 November 2019.