The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the NHS Transformation Unit (TU) and Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted in the Health Service Journal (HSJ) partnership awards 2019.

Their work in delivering the Greater Manchester Oesophago-Gastric specialist cancer and complex benign surgery service, one of the biggest cancer surgical centres in Europe, has been shortlisted in the Best Clinical Service and Treatment Pathway Transformation Project category.

The HSJ Partnership Awards aim to showcase best practice in working in collaboration with the NHS to improve services.

Alex Heritage, Chief Executive of the NHS Transformation Unit, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted with our partners in these prestigious awards and to have this chance to showcase our work. We aim to support the NHS to make improvements to patient care by supporting other organisations through complex change programmes.”

HSJ editor, Alastair McLellan, said: “The HSJ Partnership Awards highlights the invaluable work performed by the organisations that work alongside the NHS to deliver first class patient care, shining a spotlight on their efforts which are often unseen but are essential. Each of the shortlisted organisations is delivering tangible benefits to NHS patients, clinicians and the facilities they use, making a real difference in these challenging economic times.”

The NHS TU submitted to the HSJ on behalf of a partnership with the Greater Manchester Health and Social care Partnership and Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The winners of the partnership awards will be announced on Wednesday 20th March at Park Plaza Westminster, London.