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Hospital Discharge

November 8, 2017

CHS Healthcare chief executive to judge Health Service Journal awards

CHS Healthcare chief executive Dr Richard Newland has been invited to be a judge in the prestigious Health Service Journal Value Awards, 2018.

The HSJ Awards are widely recognised by the NHS as a showcase for best practice, with many hundreds of entries assessed by leading figures in the health and social care field.

Dr Newland has been invited to judge the category: improving value through innovative financial management and procurement.

The Value Awards focus not only on effectiveness and efficiency, but also on overall outcomes in all aspects of healthcare. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in Manchester in June 2018.

Dr Newland comments: “I was absolutely delighted to be invited to act as a judge in these awards. The high calibre and broad range of expertise within the judging panel underlines the way these awards are so very well regarded. There is strong representation from NHS leadership, strategy, third sector and areas of specialist expertise.

“In the current climate, these awards are especially relevant and applicable. The NHS is being tasked with achieving very tough financial targets without compromising quality and outcome.

“This process will highlight many examples where, despite these challenges, solutions have been found, through innovation, rigour and introducing new ways of working. I am delighted to be involved and look forward to assessing the entries.”

CHS Healthcare has long supported the HSJ Awards, having twice been commended and shortlisted for our hospital discharge services, with evidence showing our services reduce delays to discharge and achieve significant savings.