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  • UHUK Spring Newsletter 2023

    Author: Sarah Fletcher

    UHUK Spring Newsletter 2023 Highlights include:

    • Message from the CEO
    • UHUK Conference and Awards
    • Ummanu Sponsored Article
    • Audit Update
    • Members News
    • Day in the Life Article
    • Lockton Feature Article
    • Sponsors Cards
    • UHUK Info

  • UHUK Welcome IC24 to their membership

    Author: Sarah Fletcher

    Urgent Health UK (UHUK) are delighted to announce the addition of Integrated Care 24 (IC24) to our growing membership which now covers over 55% of the UK population.

    Covering Norfolk, Sussex, Kent and Essex, IC24 has been at the forefront of Urgent Care since the early 1990’s and was the first organisation to be awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark. They are proud to be a social enterprise organisation.

    IC24 delivers Integrated Urgent Care, Primary Care, 111, Home visiting and GP support services for 6 million patients. In addition, through experience in providing urgent care services, IC24’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CLEO Systems, is leading digital transformation in urgent, emergency and outpatient care through the development of innovative clinical systems for use within the health service.

    Commenting on joining UHUK, IC24 Chief Executive, Dr Andrew Catto says: "As a leading social enterprise healthcare provider we are delighted to be joining UHUK and having the opportunity to collaborate more closely with other like-minded organisations to make a bigger difference together and demonstrate the benefits of our innovative technology. It is clear to me that social enterprises have a huge amount of experience and expertise to offer both on a regional and national level when it comes to the delivery of high quality healthcare. I hope that together we can continue to demonstrate the benefit of the social enterprise model, and in IC24’s case, show how integrated urgent care services can relieve some of the pressure on acute and primary care sectors.”

    UHUK is a partnership of non-profit and social enterprise healthcare providers serving over 37million people across the UK. Like IC24, its members deliver compassionate, high-quality NHS services – supporting GP Practices, emergency departments, urgent treatment centres, NHS111, community nursing, emergency dentistry, minor injury units and more. 

    Conor Burke, CEO UHUK commented “IC24 is a dynamic and innovative organisation, and I am thrilled they have chosen to join UHUK. By harnessing IC24s and our existing members drive and expertise we will inspire collective action and improvement within and across UK health and care systems. 

    UHUK members are united by our commitment to provide the best possible care to our patients and our passion to make a difference to society.

  • UHUK Hold Inaugural Awards Ceremony 2022

    Author: Sarah Fletcher

    We were excited to hold the first UHUK Awards ceremony at the Annual Conference in Chester in October 2022.

    We received 41 nominations across the categories, and these were judged independently by a panel of 3, looking at the anonymised submissions and scoring each for; Quality, Innovation, Ambition, Effectiveness, Care and Impact. The scores were then collated and a winner and highly commended was identified for each category.

    Nominations were received from the following:

    Best Service:

    • Badger - Ummanu and WMAS
    • CHoC - Virtual Treatment Centre
    • DHU Health Care - Palliative Care Urgent Response Service
    • FCMS - Homeless Health Nurse Led Team Special Award for Health Inequalities
    • FCMS - Mini Health Checks and Ear Syringing Bus 
    • Kernow Health - Cornwall 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service Highly Commended
    • Mastercall - Technology Enhanced Living service 
    • NEMS - NEMS Community Pathfinder Highly Commended
    • PC24 - Operation Silver Puncture
    • PELC - Outreach Service WINNER
    • SPCT - EPiC 24 model 
    • Suffolk GP Fed - Post pandemic LARC backlog support service

    Best Use of Tech:

    Best Team:

    Best Collaboration:

    • Badger - Ummanu and WMAS Special Award for Crisis Management
    • BrisDoc - System Clinical Assessment Service Highly Commended
    • CHoC - Asylum Seeker Health Check Service
    • CHoC - Digital Care Home Service
    • DHU Health Care - COVID Medicines Delivery Unit WINNER
    • FCMS - Morecambe Bay Urgent Treatment Centre
    • FCMS - ADDER Project 
    • FCMS - Primary Care Support Team 
    • Mastercall - Greater Manchester Urgent Primary Care Alliance
    • NEMS - NEMS, NHIS and Nottingham CityCare
    • PELC - BHRUT and PELC
    • SPCT - SPCT and Salford Care Organisation 
    • SELDOC - Virtual Ward with GSTT
    • Suffolk GP Fed - Ipswich Hospital ED streaming service

  • UHUK Summer 2022 Newsletter

    Author: Sarah Fletcher

    Download the Summer 2022 newsletter here.