Alliance for Better Care Shortlisted for the 2021 HSJ Awards

PRESS RELEASE: 24th August

Alliance for Better Care is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for Primary Care Networks, GP or Community Provider of the Year at the HSJ Awards 2021, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

Despite the demanding circumstances of the past 18 months, over 1000 entries have been received for this year’s HSJ Awards, with 205 organisations, projects and individuals making it to the final shortlist. The volume and standards of applications has been a true testament to those health and social care staff, who continue to push outstanding work and transformational projects across the sector.

The judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including Sir Bruce Keogh (Chair, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT); Marie Gabriel CBE (Chair, NHS Race and Health Observatory); and former HSJ Trust of the Year winners Ann Marr OBE (Chief Executive, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust) and Richard Mitchell (Chief Executive, Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT).

Following the intense and in-depth judging process, Alliance for Better Care was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held later this year (November 18th). Standing out amongst tough competition from hundreds of other exemplary applicants, Alliance for Better Care was selected based on ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that they had on both patient and staff experiences.

“We are so thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award and delighted that the hard work and dedication of our team is being recognised. It is a privilege to be a finalist during a time when so many of our healthcare professionals have continued to deliver outstanding patient care in the most challenging of circumstances. We look forward to celebrating the successes of all the finalists in November,” said Katherine Saunders, Alliance for Better Care CEO.

HSJ editor Alistair McLellan, comments “On behalf of all my colleagues, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Alliance for Better Care on being nominated in the category of Primary Care Networks, GP or Community Provider of the Year in this year’s HSJ Awards. The applications we receive always present our panel of judges with a very difficult task as the standard is unfailingly high and the breadth of innovation and passion for patient care is always so inspiring.
“This year, we really have been overwhelmed with the level of entries, particularly when set against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and the huge challenges faced by our health and social care workforce.
“We are therefore looking forward to welcoming all our finalists to the live ceremony in November and joining us in celebrating their incredible achievements and commitment to excellence.”
The full list of nominees for the HSJ Awards 2021 can be found on

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Evolution, London on November 18th 2021