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Steven Michael in the Top 10 of the LGC and HSJ Care Integration 50

Posted by Altogether Better Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Congratulations to Steven Michael for being in the Top 10 of the LGC and HSJ Care Integration 50!

The LGC (Local Government Chronicle) and HSJ (Health Service Journal), in partnership with Nutricia,  have sought to identify the people who are at the cutting edge of change are who doing the most to overcome historical organisational barriers to create a new care system.

These people could be in local government, NHS or Whitehall, or the third or private sectors, however all are united by their innovative outlook and willingness to overturn the status quo.

Our very own Steven Michael, Chief executive, South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership Foundation Trust came 6th in the awards:

Steven Michael’s work at South West Yorkshire has been in the vanguard of innovative community-rooted integration for some years. In particular, Mr Michael is credited for the foundation trust’s hosting of Altogether Better, a programme which encourages patients and communities to work alongside health and social care providers to help shape and further integrate their services. After winning additional Big Lottery funding in 2013, the project was extended to support community health champions to work with healthcare practitioners, social care providers and local authorities in Sunderland, Northumberland, Tyneside, Shropshire and Yorkshire and the Humber.”  

The Judges’ comment

 “Steven Michael has pushed integration since before it was trendy and has personally driven agendas in mental health and community care for his whole career.” June 2014 LGC/HSJ Integration50 Supplement 11

We would also like to give a special mention to our friends and colleagues; Olivia Butterworth - Head of Public Voice, NHS England and Jeremy Taylor - Chief Executive, National Voices who were included in the top 40 “Influencers” in the effective delivery of person-centred care.

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