COMMERCIAL: The North of England Commissioning Support has been recognised at the European Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Excellence Awards.

It was given the award for “network innovation” for its RAIDR (reporting analysis and intelligence delivering results) product.

The judges said of the CSU’s team which works on the product: “By utilising disparate data sets to identify high level diseases, the North of England Commissioning Support have not only designed a model that is saving costs, but also saving lives.” It particularly recognised RAIDR’s introduction of a dedicated dementia dashboard to the tool, bringing together data on this topic.

The CSU supports clinical commissioning groups in the North East and Cumbria, and some of its products are also used more widely.