Cheshire East Council has been shortlisted in the 2021 Health Service Journal awards for its involvement in the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Value Partnership.
The awards have recognised Cheshire East’s outstanding contribution to creating social value across the borough during a challenging period for the sector, with the council earning a nomination in the health and local government partnership category.
Despite the demanding circumstances of the past 18 months, more than 1,000 entries have been received for this year’s HSJ awards, with 205 organisations, projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist.
Nichola Thompson, director of commissioning at Cheshire East Council, said,
“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the health and local government partnership award. This recognition reflects the collaborative efforts and dedication of our colleagues who have worked so hard to successfully deliver the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Value Partnership.
“Knowing that there was such stiff competition this year really does make this announcement feel like a wonderful achievement. I would like to thank everyone involved in this partnership – the nomination has been a tremendous boost to staff at Cheshire East.”
Following the intense and in-depth judging process, the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Value Partnership was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (18 November). The partnership was selected based on ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that the project has on outcomes for local people and places.
Heath Service Journal editor, Alistair McLellan, said:
“On behalf of all my colleagues, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Cheshire East Council on being nominated in the category of health and local government partnership in this year’s HSJ awards.
“The applications we receive always present our panel of judges with a very difficult task, as the standard is unfailingly high and the breadth of innovation and passion for transforming partnership work and social value is always so inspiring.
“This year, we really have been overwhelmed with the level of entries, particularly when set against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the huge challenges faced by our health and social care workforce.
“We are therefore looking forward to welcoming all our finalists to the live ceremony in November and joining us in celebrating their incredible achievements and commitment to excellence.”
The full list of nominees for the Health Service Journal awards 2021 is available from the awards’ website. Winners will be announced at a live ceremony at Evolution, London on 18th November.