Corby health group shortlisted for top award

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Corby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and pays for health services in the area, has been nominated for a top award.

It has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal’s Commissioning Group of the Year Award.

Led by local GPs, it was set up last year as a result of the Government’s NHS reforms.

Corby is the smallest of the 211 CCGs in England and only six have been shortlisted for the top award.

Its chief executive, Carole Dehghani, said “We’re very excited to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. We see this as a recognition of our hard work and our commitment to ensuring that the people of Corby have the best possible health services.”

Achievements featured in Corby CCG’s award entry include the opening of the Corby Urgent Care Centre, which has meant fewer admissions to Kettering General Hospital via its accident and emergency department.

Run by the main trade magazine for people working in health services, the HSJ awards are fiercely contested and this year there have been more than 1,300 entries from 500 different organisations for the various categories.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on November 19.