Ten teams, made up of nurses, allied health professionals, GPs, other clinicians and patients have received awards for the Transforming Community Services Multi Professional Leadership Challenges 2011.
The winning teams are from a range of NHS organisations and settings including acute trusts, mental health, social care, primary care and community partnerships.
The teams used health data, patient and communities’ experience and professional views in identifying areas for action, which take into account local priorities and the best use of resources. Each team was assessed on its leadership skills and the potential for the idea to improve the quality and productivity of services within their local area.
Members from two of the winning teams talk about their involvement below.