EMLA Wins Award for Collaborative Innovation

Thu 14th Dec 2017 – by Liz McIntyre

The East Midlands Leadership Academy (EMLA) walked away as winners of the Collaborative Innovation Award at an event hosted by the Institute for Collaborative Working at the House of Lords on Monday 12th December.

The nomination focussed on work that supports NHS leaders with the transformation agenda through a ‘systems leadership’ model created by the team which is now being used across the country. This timely innovation complements the goals set out in the Government’s visionary ‘Five Year Forward View’.

The award recognises innovative approaches to collaborative working, within public / private sectors or academia. Director of the East Midlands Leadership Academy, Paul O’Neill said: “It’s an honour to be recognised at this level for the work that we’ve undertaken. I congratulate the EMLA team and look forward to working with colleagues to further improve and embed the model to ensure that we continue to create more joined up services for our patients.”

Chair of the Academy, Gavin Boyle said: “By its very nature, there are many parties we need to thank for their involvement in us winning this award, not least the national network and our member organisations. Collaboration is at the heart of what we’re working towards in the NHS and these improved integrated practices will continue to enhance the experience of every patient.”

Judge Frank Lee from BSI on behalf of the judging panel said: “This was an extremely impressive submission in an area where collaboration can bring enormous benefits to people’s lives and make a tangible difference in the care they receive. The judges were all incredibly impressed by the professionalism of the submission and the significant results shown in relation to patient outcomes being achieved.”

More information on the Systems Leadership Model is available at leadershipeastmidlands.nhs.uk.