WINNER: Thr1ve Young People’s Social Prescribing Service: Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust, Derbyshire Voluntary Action and Derbyshire Community Health Services FT and North Hardwick and Bolsover Primary Care Network

Thr1ve brings two NHS organisations into a pre-existing pioneering partnership between Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust and Derbyshire Voluntary Action, to create an integrated Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing Service. The partners have developed a trusted referral pathway from school nurses and GPs to a specialist team of Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing Link Workers and Occupational Therapist. Focusing on social prescribing for under-18s, inclusion of an occupational therapist, use of a new IT system for referrals and tracking, and working with research teams to develop young people-specific outcome measures, Thr1ve is a truly innovative project. The judges felt that this work was outstanding, the passion of the panel shone through. “It’s a simple solution to a very complex issue. The service is genuinely embedded in the community and the data sharing solution is ground-breaking. There is huge potential for spread and scale across the UK; well done to everyone involved.”


  • Pioneering A Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Provider Collaborative Across Kent and Medway: Attain, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust and Kent and Medway ICS
  • AI-Guided Clinical Coaching Intervention: Preventing 34 per cent of A&E Attendances and Significantly Reducing Health Inequalities HN and Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent ICS
  • Population Health Management Development Programme: Optum and NHS England
  • Building Place-Based Partnerships for the Benefit of Local Populations: PA Consulting and NHS England
  • Implementation of a Cloud-Based, Shared Non-Medical and Medical Bank System Across Seven London-Based Partner Organisations: Rldatix, Locum’s Nest, and North Central London ICS
  • Empowering Our Communities: Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority and NHS Frimley

HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 winners revealed