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North West London Integrated Care Pilot ‘highly commended’ in national awards

06 July 2012

The North West London Integrated Care Pilot (ICP)—in which Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is a key partner—has been Highly Commended in a prestigious national awards scheme for its work in bringing together the care of people living with diabetes.

The North West London Integrated Care Pilot (ICP)—in which Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is a key partner—has been Highly Commended in a prestigious national awards scheme for its work in bringing together the care of people living with diabetes.

The ICP’s success came in the ‘Diabetes Care’ category of the Care Integration Awards 2012—winners and highly commended entries were announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 4 July.

These awards are organised by Health Service Journal and Nursing Times magazines to recognise, promote and reward the outstanding efforts of staff throughout the country to achieve more integrated pathways of care to meet the needs of patients with long-term conditions.

Alastair McLellan, Editor of the Health Service Journal, said: “The NHS faces a decade of financial austerity which could threaten the huge advances made in patient safety since the 1990s. Some of those advances are reflected in the outstanding achievements of tonight’s award winners, many of which have set new standards in patient safety. We hope and believe the example of our award winners will be beacons of excellence to inspire others in making sure that patient safety remains a priority whatever financial pressures the NHS has to endure.”

The ICP won the ‘Managing Long Term Conditions’ of the Health Service Journal Awards 2011 for its work with not only diabetes patients but also patients aged 75 and over. It is clinically led by GPs, hospital doctors and community care professionals working in partnership.