WINNER: Primary Care Heart Failure Service: Inspira Health, Medtronic, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Foundation Trust, Manchester University FT, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Kettering General Hospital FT, and University Hospitals Plymouth Trust

The Primary Care Heart Failure (PCHF) service is a nationwide cardiologist-led service, funded by Medtronic. PCHF identifies missed heart failure patients in primary care and enables the optimisation of medication and device prescription with the aim of addressing health inequalities. Cardiologists attend GP practices for face-to-face consultations following audit of GP records. To date, 47 per cent of patients seen have required medicines optimisation and 22 per cent have required complex device therapy. PCHF reduces inequalities in treatment and by geographical variation and boosted participant satisfaction with its specialist care closer to home and improved outcomes. Judges said: “This was a hugely impactful, UK-wide reaching partnership, with powerful influence on access.”

Highly commended:

  • Giving People A Voice – Involving Employees And Local Communities In Determining Their Own Futures: Wellbeing Enterprises CIC, Cheshire East Council and NHS Cheshire and Merseyside


  • Public Health Respiratory Support For Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic Families: Barnardo’s, NHS England, Department Of Health and Social Care, and Clinical Expert Advisory Group

  • Poverty Proofing Health Settings: Children North East, Child Health and Wellbeing Network, and North East and North Cumbria ICS

  • Engaging The Disengaged In Drug Treatment Services Through HCV Testing And Linkage To Care: Gilead Sciences, CGL, Forward Trust, Humankind, NHS APA, Turning Point, WDP, We Are With You, NHS England, and The Hepatitis C Trust

  • Empowering Global Majority And Minoritised Communities: Island23, Southeast London ICS and South London and Maudsley FT

  • Empowering Our Communities: Royal Borough Of Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority and NHS Frimley

  • UK Victims Of Terrorism Support Service: The Home Office, Cruse Bereavement Care, Peace Foundation, and South London and Maudsley FT

  • Straight Talking - Making Health Literature Equitable: Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, University Of Huddersfield, Third Sector Leaders Kirklees, Neighbourhood Matters, and the AL Hickman Centre

HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 winners revealed