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NHS Lewisham CCG Governing Body of the Year



We are delighted to announce that NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group was last week announced as winner of the NHS Board/Governing Body of the Year award at the London NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2013.

This is excellent news for our CCG and recognition of the depth of local  involvement and strength of leadership we have in place.  It confirms we have established a highly capable and cohesive organisation where both managers and clinicians work hand in hand together to deliver real improvements and ensure high quality services for local people alongside our provider organisations, community partners and Lewisham Council.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our local partners who have supported us in making our collaborative approach in Lewisham so successful.    

This award belongs to everyone who is part of our CCG, and those of you that work so closely with us to strive for best value, better health and best care for the people of Lewisham.

Our strengths which helped us to win the award in this particularly challenging year were: 

  • How our managerial and clinical teams respect each other’s skills and viewpoints.
  • Our close work with the local authority to develop shared priorities and sharing resources to ensure their efficient use.
  • The improvements that have been made in quality and service developments.
  • Involvement of members and wider primary care to generate an environment of shared learning and experience.
  • Our openness around data sharing which has seen significant improvements in areas that have previously resisted change.

As winners of the London award we now go automatically through to the national awards which will take place in February 2014.  

A special thanks also goes to Dr Helen Tattersfield for her strength and vision in leading us though authorisation and a particularly challenging start as a new statutory body. 

We always knew that we had a strong, collaborative and skilled team and membership in Lewisham and this Award makes us both very proud to be part of such an effective and now award winning organisation!

Dr Marc Rowland, Chair                                       Martin Wilkinson, Chief Officer