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Trust staff member shortlisted for prestigious HSJ Award

Lynne Hallam from Nottinghamshire Healthcare has been shortlisted in the Clinical Leader of the Year category at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with Celesio, to be held on 18 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Lynne is Clinical Director for the Rushcliffe area of Nottingham and she was nominated for her commitment to improved patient care and collaborative working.

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, is the largest celebration of excellence in UK healthcare, highlighting the most innovative and successful people and projects in the sector.

The awards were created in 1981 to recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation. By shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK.
This year, over 600 unique organisations submitted over 1600 entries. The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. These include:

•Rob Webster, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation
•Mike Durkin, Director of Patient Safety, NHS England
•Ursula Ward, CEO, Portsmouth Hospitals Trust
•David Haslam, Chair, NICE
•Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive, MacMillan Cancer Support
•Gillian Fairfield, Chief Executive, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
•Gill Morgan, Chair, Foundation Trust Network

Paul Smeeton, Chief Operating Executive of Health Partnerships, a Division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare, commented:

“Four years ago Lynne was a Community Matron who decided to take the courageous step of becoming Clinical Director (CD) for the Rushcliffe Directorate of County Health Partnerships. She is now a highly respected clinical leader in the South Notts health community. This nomination is also supported by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), Rushcliffe CCG and the Chair of the South Notts Urgent Care Board. We are delighted for Lynne to have been shortlisted.

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said:

"The NHS is experiencing one of the toughest periods in its 67 year history, with demand and expectation rising and funding in short supply. The fact that the HSJ Awards has seen the biggest ever increase in entries shows the service remains undaunted in its mission to provide world beating patient care."

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