The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) in Hull has been shortlisted for best Community/Primary Care Service Redesign in the North, Midlands and East at this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards – recognising the outstanding contribution the ICC team has made to improving the lives of frail, older people in the city.
The ICC was developed through CHP’s LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) programme. The building is owned by a subsidiary of the local LIFT company, Citycare Ltd. of which CHP owns 40%. The land it sits on was provided by Hull City Council and CHP have taken the 25-year head lease for the whole building.
The HSJ judging panel, made up of a diverse range of influential figures within the healthcare community, has shortlisted the ICC despite tough competition from hundreds of excellent applicants. A fully re-designed community frailty pathway at the ICC led by local geriatricians means that GPs, advanced nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists and other specialists have been working for the first time as a single system. The ICC was opened in 2018 by older people’s champion fundraiser Jean Bishop BEM, Hull’s ‘bee lady’, and more than 2,500 patients have received a comprehensive geriatric assessment in its first year.
The clinical teams within the Centre are provided by City Health Care Partnership CIC, the social care teams by Hull City Council and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service support rehabilitation . Development partners Citycare oversaw the construction of the award-winning ICC health care building.
NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group Chief Officer Emma Latimer said:
“It is wonderful news that the ICC has been shortlisted for such a prestigious award. The centre offers a completely integrated service for older people, putting them firmly at the centre and it is very rewarding to see and hear how different the experience feels for them.”
The full list of nominees for the 2019 HSJ awards can be found on https://awards.hsj.co.uk/2019-shortlist.
Winners will be announced at the 2019 HSJ awards ceremony, which is due to be held in London on November 6 2019.