Health and Local Government Partnership Award
Place-based Partnership Award

The ageing population and rise in the number of older people with multiple long-term conditions presents challenges to a public sector in which health, local government and voluntary and third sector organisations have traditionally operated in silos. The introduction of “place” within Integrated Care Systems offer the opportunity to strengthen relationships between these parties – with a focus on population health and the integration of services across the end-to-end care pathway. Whilst establishing joined-up care remains the top priority, there will be increasing emphasis to look at the wider social determinants of health and establish relationships with colleagues in housing, public health, transport and environment. 


This award will recognise NHS, public and third sector which have already made progress in working together at a place level. Our judges will be looking for evidence of strong, collaborative partnerships which are leading to demonstrable improvements for patients and citizens. 



  • Provide a clear rationale for specific efforts to bolster partnership working across the NHS, public and third sector at a place level, describing the context with supporting information. 
  • What is the nature of the partnership and what challenges are being addressed?
  • Describe the team involved in the collaboration in terms of expertise and experience.
  • What planning in place and what targets are set? Provide evidence on financial and outcome goals.


  • Provide a description of the results of the partnership, were targets met and what challenges were faced?
  • Evidence how place-based partnership working has led to improved patient care, improved experience, improved outcomes and/or improved value for money. This must have a quantitative aspect, but can include qualitative feedback as well.


  • Give detail on how partnership working has demonstrably spread throughout organisations and the local area.
  • How has the partnership team worked to inform and share the learnings achieved?


  • How has the partnership added value to services including descriptions of capacity, efficiency and sharing of information? How has this improved outcomes and value for money?
  • What impact has there been on staff including their ability to deliver quality care and their satisfaction?
  • Provide quantitative evidence that value for money has improved as a result of the strengthened partnerships at a place level. 


  • Describe the engagement of staff at all levels, on both the health and the local government sides
  • What involvement of citizens and patients has been included in the planning and operations and what feedback is sought? Provide evidence of positive impact of engagement.

Place-based Partnership Award

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 Health and Local Government Partnership Award
Place-based Partnership Award

To find out more

Entries, attendance and sponsorship enquiries, contact Ryan Bessent  0207 608 9045;
Media and marketing enquiries, contact Honey de Gracia 0207 608 9002;
Judging and event management, contact Sheena Patel 0207 608 9039