IC24 shortlisted for the 2024 HSJ Partnership Awards
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IC24 is delighted to announce that our work delivering the NHS Enhance Programme for Foundation Year 2 Doctors has been shortlisted for Best Educational Programme for the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards recognising an outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.
Now in its seventh year, 228 entries have been received for this year’s Partnership Awards, with 188 projects and individuals meriting inclusion on the final shortlist, the high volume - and exceptional quality – of applications once again mirrors the impressive levels of innovation and care continually being developed across the UK’s healthcare system.
Following the thorough judging process, IC24 was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held next year (21 March), with our delivery of the NHS Enhance Programme for Foundation Year 2 Doctors standing out as a real ‘success story’ worthy of a prized place on the panel’s shortlist.
IC24, in conjunction with East of England Deanery and Broomfield Hospital Foundation Trust (BHFT), started training Foundation Year 2 (FY2) doctors within the urgent care setting on August 5, 2023. The Enhance Programme (NHS England) is a new educational offer from East of England Deanery supporting future doctors to develop generalist skills designed to help them meet future predicted NHS healthcare demands with respect for patient, learner, and healthcare system needs. This involves Generalist Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (GLIC) placements for foundation doctors in the community alongside their hospital posts. FY2 doctors receiving exposure to community urgent care alongside their hospital post helps them understand the patient journey before A&E and which of these patients could be managed safely in the community. They get a holistic view of how patients end up in A&E when they could be better treated in a different setting. The intention is that this early exposure will influence how FY2 doctors see urgent care, empowering them to provide personalised approaches to multi-morbidity and complexity.
Dr Sanjeev Rana, our regional medical director for Mid and South Essex, said: “It’s been a great privilege working with East of England Deanery, Broomfield Hospital Foundation Trust, and the Mid and South Essex ICB to be able to train Foundation Year 2 doctors within the IC24 organisation as part of the Enhance Program. They are the clinical workforce of the future, so enabling them to get a birds-eye view of urgent care will not only benefit them but also the healthcare systems they will work in as they develop in their careers.”