Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is delighted to announce that the West Midlands Adult Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative has been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Value Award 2021, Value of the Year Award category.

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, Specialist Group, MPFT, says “We are extremely proud of our collaborative and delighted to have been shortlisted for this award.  We believe the shared clinical leadership and partnership with the people using our services has resulted in a positive impact on both the quality of services and the patient experience.”

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.

The HSJ Value Awards 2021 recognise the outstanding dedication to making things better across the NHS during this extremely challenging year.

The judging panel comprised a diverse range of highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector. To be shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition from hundreds of brilliant applicants, is a mark of real achievement.  The West Midlands Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative has been selected based on their diligence, ambition and the positive impact that the project has had within their wider health care system. 

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan comments: “We would like to congratulate Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on being shortlisted in the Value Award of the Year category for the HSJ Value Awards 2021. This year’s finalists have not only contributed to the continued fight against the covid-19 pandemic within the NHS but have also been exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK. We are honoured to be recognising and celebrating their outstanding work after what is, no doubt, the most challenging year in the history of the NHS. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in June." 

The winners will be selected following a rigorous, second stage of judging ahead of the HSJ Value Awards 2021 awards ceremony. Held at Manchester Central at the end of June, the evening will provide a great opportunity for influential figures to unite and celebrate the achievements of their industry peers. The awards evening is expected to be attended by leaders and professionals from within the NHS.

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

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