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We are delighted to announce that the West Midlands Adult Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative has been Highly Commended in the Value of the Year Award category at the HSJ Value Awards 2021.

The judging panel was led by a wide range of respected representatives from across the UK healthcare community. Following an extensive and thorough process of consideration, the Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative has been Highly Commended in these prestigious awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution, over what has been one of the most challenging periods in the history of the healthcare sector.

The collaborative, which is led by MPFT, consists of five core partners together with people who use the service, their carers and other partner organisations. It provides adult eating disorder services serving a population of 4.5 million covering the West Midlands.

Through working together, the partners in the collaborative have improved the quality and consistency of service, including reducing the distance many patients need to travel to receive care. Since the launch of the collaborative, fewer patients have needed to be admitted to hospital for care of their eating disorder, improving patient satisfaction and reducing disruption to their lives.

Mel Watson, Head of Operations for MPFT’s Specialist Group said: “We are so pleased to have been Highly Commended in the Value of the Year Award category. It really does mean a huge amount to everyone involved to have been formally recognised in this way, particularly against the backdrop of the recent difficulties we’ve all faced. However, we’re confident that the impact of this commendation will help to create a really positive and enduring legacy, as we look to the future.”

Mel continues; “This award will provide a big boost to the team who are involved in making this project a success and will really encourage us all as we continue to develop our services.”

The partners in the Collaborative are; Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust; Birmingham & Solihull NHS Foundation Trust; Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust; Woodbourne, Priory Healthcare and Elysium Healthcare.

Deputy editor of the Health Service Journal Dave West offered his congratulations to those Highly Commended on their success; “We all know and appreciate what an incredibly tough and testing time this has been for so many of our colleagues working in the healthcare industry, and that’s what makes it such an honour to be celebrating projects of such high calibre and significance.”

“We also know that Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is not alone in supporting and growing such a culture of hard work and innovation in healthcare – with value at its core – but, on this occasion, they really did stand out as delivering exceptional services and ideas. I’d therefore like to offer my congratulations to the West Midlands Adult Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative on being Highly Commended for the Value of the Year Award category at this year’s HSJ Value Awards.”

Winners and those Highly Commended were announced across 20 categories during the HSJ Value Awards ceremony held at Manchester Central on the 2nd of September 2021. 

The full list of winners for the 2021 HSJ Value Awards can be found on https://value.hsj.co.uk/ 

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