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#DoingOur Bit fitness platform is shortlisted as a finalist for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023

The NIHR Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM) is delighted to announce that its partnership with fibodo, Study Active and Active IQ, has been shortlisted for Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023.

The group’s #DoingOurBit fitness and wellbeing platform for NHS Health and Social Care staff, has been recognised for outstanding dedication to improving healthcare, and effective collaboration with the NHS.

The national healthcare sector faced innumerable pressures over the past 12 months – yet the standard and overriding positivity of the partnerships this year highlight the enduring dedication to improving patient outcomes.

Julie Davis, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the CRN WM and founder of the #DoingOurBit platform, said: “Being shortlisted for a HSJ Partnership Award has ensured that our life-enhancing project is nationally acclaimed and the team’s efforts and relentless work is recognised.”

The HSJ Partnership Awards recognise and honour the most effective partnerships, innovative projects and collaborations in the UK health system. The prestigious award programme, now in its sixth year, is not just a celebration of success stories but also a platform to shape the future of our new integrated health and care system.

The judging panel comprised a diverse range of highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector. To be shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition from a pool of brilliant applications, is a mark of real achievement for #DoingOurBit. The partners have been selected based on their diligence, ambition, and the positive impact that the project has had on both practitioners and patients within the health care industry. 

In June 2020, the CRN WM launched their fitness platform alongside with three leisure industry companies and personal trainers who provide their services for free.  They ran online sessions for Network and Host Trust staff initially, with the service being made available to the wider NHS in July.  By the end of October 2022, 130 NHS organisations in England & Wales had signed up to offer the platform to more than 750,000 staff via the platform.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan comments: “We would like to congratulate #DoingOurBit on being nominated in the category of Workforce and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year ahead of HSJ Partnership Awards 2023. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in March, to join us in recognising the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector. This year’s finalists are of an outstanding calibre and all of them are exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK.

The winners will be selected following a rigorous judging stage ahead of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 awards ceremony. The awards evening is expected to be attended by national healthcare leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds to celebrate innovation and collaboration in healthcare.

The full list of nominees for the 2023 HSJ Partnership Awards can be found on the HSJ Awards website.

The selected winners will be announced during a private ceremony at Evolution London, on 23 March 2023.


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