Carers Leeds has been shortlisted for a 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award! We were shortlisted for our Yellow Card scheme and our partnership work with Leeds Adult Social Care and the 3 Leeds CCG’s.

For 35 years the HSJ Awards, have recognised, celebrated, and promoted the finest achievements in NHS, and has grown to become the most sought after accolade in British healthcare.

Carers Leeds has demonstrated outstanding practice and innovation that helped to improve patient care and enhance value and efficiency. We have overcome fierce competition to be judged as among UK healthcare’s leading exponents.

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said: “With the NHS experiencing a tough time as funding fails to keep up with demand, the HSJ Awards are once again the best reminder of the excellence the service is capable of. Taken together the entries to the HSJ Awards represent work which, directly or indirectly, has saved thousands of lives and enhanced many times that number.”

Val Hewison, Chief Executive, Carers Leeds said “The role of an unpaid carer is essential to our community. We strive every day to support, advise and inform carers to enable them to balance their caring role with their own wellbeing. Being shortlisted for this prestigious HSJ award is testament to the city’s ambition to be the greatest city for carers. Our partnership work with doctor’s surgeries through the yellow card scheme has helped to identify many carers and keep carers caring in a safe and sustainable way.”

The results are announced in November.