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Best Healthcare Policy Programme

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Transforming specialised commissioning for patients with rare and complex conditions

by Specialised Healthcare Alliance

Summary of work

Winner: Transforming specialised commissioning for patients with rare and complex conditions

The hundreds of thousands of people who need treatment for rare and complex conditions at any time face a brighter future. Conditions, including rarer cancers, cystic fibrosis, neurological conditions, spinal injury, severe burns and many services for children, have a record of inconsistent provision and frequently poor outcomes.

A successful campaign to transform specialised commissioning has seen responsibility and £10bn budget exclusively vested in the NHS Commissioning Board. For the first time, this paves the way for consistent standards of access and care for patients across England, supported by the first national framework for ethical decision-making.

Judges comments

Quiet, consistent and tenacious, this campaign engendered trust and showed very strong outcomes.

Highly commended


Think Doppler - by hanover Communications for Deltex Medical

Towards the best in Europe - delivering improved outcomes for patients with rarer cancers - by MHP Health Mandate for Rarer Cancers Foundation

Quality care. Everywhere – The Prostate Cancer Charity's campaign for quality care - by MHP Health Mandate for The Prostate Cancer Charity

Louise Dunn, Communications Consultant – Co-chair Communiqué Awards

Key dates

Entry deadline 11 March 2022
Extended entry deadline 18 March 2022
(additional fee applies)
Judging days May 2022
Awards Ceremony 7th July 2022

Contact information:

For sponsorship opportunities:
Sales Team
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414200

General event enquiries:
Debbie Tuesley
Tel: +44 (0)1372 414243

Entry and dinner booking enquiries:
Saoirse Meenaghan
Tel: 01372 414253