The Self Care Forum is delighted to announce the awards for Self Care Week 2018, which was a remarkable year with more than 600 organisations and individuals participating.
Speaking about the awards, Self Care Forum co-chair Dr Selwyn Hodge, who has been on the judging panel since the awards began in 2015 said “each year it becomes more difficult to choose the award winners.
“Year on year the bar is raised by exemplary Self Care Week initiatives that are more creative, more innovative and more empowering.”
Self Care Forum Board Member, Dr Knut Schroeder, who is also on the judging panel said “It is heartening to know that so many organisations are realising the benefit of using Self Care Week as a vehicle to help improve people’s understanding of how to better look after their own physical health and mental wellbeing. I am very much looking forward to seeing what’s in store for Self Care Week 2019.”
Julie Wood, NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Chief Executive added “we are delighted this year to partner with the Self Care Forum to support the hotly contested award for the CCG of the Year. Supporting and empowering people to self care is one of the core priorities for our members right across the country. It not only improves outcomes for individuals, but also helps to ensure that we can target our limited resources to where they will have most impact for patients and populations. The quantity and quality of nominees in this category shows of the range of impressive work that CCGs are undertaking in their local areas to get the word out about the importance of self care. Big congratulations to Fylde Coast CCG for winning the Self Care Week Outstanding CCG award, and well done to all the entrants in a very remarkable field.”
Winner – Bradford and Craven
Outstanding Clinical Commissioning Group – Flyde Coast CCG (Joint Self Care Forum/NHS Clinical Commissioners Award)
Innovator – Bath Spa University’s Students Union
Highly Commended – Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Children & Young People’s Health Services