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    Intouch with Health Highly Commended at the HSJ Partnership Awards

    Intouch with Health has been Highly Commended for its contribution toward the Dorset Health Village project

    We are delighted to announce that Intouch with Health has been Highly Commended in the Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative category at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 alongside University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust, recognising our outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.

    Winners and those highly commended in a total of 21 categories were announced during a ceremony at Evolution London, on 23 March 2023, hosted by comedian Joel Dommett. The event was attended by over 900 guests, bringing together national healthcare leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds to celebrate the crucial contributions of the private and third sector within the NHS. The evening celebrated the achievements of a total of 141 finalists.

    Pete Beaumont, Divisional Sales Director at VitalHub UK comments, “We are delighted to have been Highly Commended alongside University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust in the Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative category, recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of the teams to successfully implement The Dorset Health Village. We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for patients, and to be included in the category among the other incredible nominees is a real achievement. To be recognised by the judges in this way in the renowned HSJ Partnership Awards feels like a stamp of approval for the work that we strive to deliver and is recompense for all the hard work of both our team and our NHS partners at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.”

    HSJ editor Alastair McLellan comments: “We’re delighted that Intouch with Health is Highly Commended in the Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative category at this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards 2023. The work of Intouch with Health has been recognised in an outstanding field of nominees, each showcasing the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector today.”

    The full list of Winners and those Highly Commended for the 2023 HSJ Partnership Awards can be found at

    About the Project: The Dorset Health Village

    In April 2021, facing a backlog of more than 110,000 pandemic-delayed outpatient appointments, UHD began a ground-breaking project to open a remote outpatient assessment clinic in a department store. As part of the trust’s innovative and ambitious ‘ThinkBIG’ initiative to help them tackle their backlog of outpatient appointments, clinically-led plans were drawn up to transform what was an empty shop floor into 1,600 square metres of partitioned clinical space, taking the trust’s services into the heart of the community. The Dorset Health Village opened on 20 December 2021, with 98% of patients that have attended the facility rating the experience as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.