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Liverpool Stroke Recovery Partnership shortlisted for HSJ Award

04 Mar 2020

The Liverpool Stroke Recovery Partnership, a collaboration between NHS Liverpool CCG, Liverpool University Hospitals FT, and the Stroke Association has been shortlisted for an HSJ Value Awards 2020, recognising their outstanding dedication to making things better in the NHS.

The partnership is shortlisted in the category of ‘Mental Health Service Redesign’ for its ground-breaking approach to improving rehabilitation and recovery for stroke patients in the city.

The service is made up of Early Supported Discharge therapy teams that deliver a personally-tailored, holistic package of recovery support to patients which includes occupational, physio and speech therapy, along with emotional wellbeing, psychological and Life After Stroke support.

Patients using the service have shown a wide range of improved outcomes, including: a better understanding of their condition, greater ability to self-manage their condition, reduced emotional distress, and feeling more reassured.

The judging panel comprised a diverse range of highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector.

The final winners will be selected following a rigorous, “live panel” judging stage where the team have to present about their work, and announced at the HSJ Value Awards 2020 awards ceremony being held in Manchester on 21 May 2020.

Paula Guest, Programme Manager, NHS Liverpool CCG was involved in setting up the new service. She said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for an HSJ Value Award, recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of the whole team who have been involved in setting up this new service, in order to improve outcomes for stroke patients in Liverpool. To be chosen as finalists from amongst so many other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement and boost for the team.”

Dr Nik Sharma, Divisional Medical Director for Acute and Emergency Care at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who was involved in setting up the new service, said: 

“It’s fantastic to have been shortlisted for this HSJ Value Award. The partnership has proven invaluable in supporting our patients and has produced really positive outcomes including getting stroke survivors back home to their families quicker. We look forward to continuing to develop this service and supporting the stroke patients of Liverpool. To be shortlisted alongside other brilliant nominees is testament to the hard work of the team and collaborative working.”

Kate Charles, Director at the Stroke Association, said: 

“The emotional and psychological impact of stroke can be just as devastating as the physical. This collaborative approach has led to improved emotional wellbeing for stroke survivors, as well their families and carers across Liverpool. We’re thrilled that the partnership is being recognised for supporting people affected by stroke to rebuild their lives.”


The full list of finalists for the 2020 HSJ Value Awards can be found at:

You can also watch a short film with more information about the Liverpool Stroke Recovery Partnership here: 

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