LLR Care Record up for three major national awards

The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Care Record is nominated in three categories in the HSJ (Health Service Journal) Digital Awards

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The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Care Record has been shortlisted in three categories in the prestigious 2024 HSJ (Health Service Journal) Digital Awards.

The programme has been recognised in the ‘Digital Team of the Year’, ‘Digital Leader’ and the ‘Connecting Health and Social Care Through Digital’ categories.

The awards recognise innovative digital projects that are transforming care delivery, enhancing efficiency and improving patient outcomes. Judges will now further examine all the shortlisted entries prior to the awards final in Manchester on 6 June 2024.

The LLR Care Record is joining up people’s health and care records across the NHS and local authorities. It means information recorded about someone’s health and care such as illnesses, treatments and hospital admissions can be accessed by different people who are directly involved in their care. Hospitals, GPs and other health and care workers have always tended to have separate records - the LLR Care Record is allowing the data from these to be seen in one place.

In 2023-24, LLR Care Record has been rolled out across LLR organisations, building on pilot projects in primary care, outpatient, inpatient and hospice settings, community care and social care. These included early adopter sites at Ibstock GP surgery in Ibstock, Forest House GP practice in Leicester Forest East, the integrated hospital discharge team, Leicestershire Partnership Trust’s community health services, social care teams in Rutland, Leicester and Leicestershire, and University Hospitals of Leicester’s renal care, physiotherapy and infection prevention teams.

More than a million people’s records are now accessible on the LLR Care Record to professionals directly involved in their care.

Laura Godtschalk, LLR Care Record Programme Manager, who has been nominated in the Digital Leader of the Year category, said: The team is delighted to be shortlisted in the awards – it is recognition of all the hard work that the team has put in and the outstanding support and enthusiasm of all the many hundreds of colleagues who have contributed to get us this far. It is a true partnership project that is bringing together health, social care and voluntary sector organisations for the benefit of all local people.”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan added: “It always gives me great pleasure to congratulate our finalists at this stage of the judging process and this year is no exception as we acknowledge LLR for being shortlisted. We can’t wait to welcome our finalists to the awards ceremony in June, celebrating their impressive achievements and jointly acknowledging our values of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and continuously driving for better service.”

The 2024 awards judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including Olubukola (Buki) Adeyemo, Chief Executive, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Hatim Abdulhussein, National Clinical Lead, AI and Digital Workforce (WT&E), NHS England, Dame Margaret Whitehead, Chair, Independent Review Equity in Medical Devices and Luke Readman, Regional Director of Digital Transformation, NHS England (London).

The full list of nominees for the 2024 HSJ Digital Awards can be found on the Digital Awards website. 

To find out more about the LLR Care Record, visit the LLR Integrated Care Board website.

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