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12 October 2016

Healios are part of bid shortlisted for UK’s prestigious HSJ awards

October 2016, Southampton, U.K. – Healios is thrilled to be part of a bid that has been shortlisted in the ‘CCG/LA Commissioning for Carers’ category of the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards in partnership with Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Collaborative. Healios partnered with Surrey in 2015 to support carers of those affected by mental illness. Healios’ transformative digital service is a key component of Surrey’s application, demonstrating new ways for carers of all ages to access high-quality clinical interventions.

The HSJ Awards, now in their 35th year, are the most sought after accolade in British healthcare that recognises, celebrates, and promotes the best achievements in the NHS.

Healios’ carers project with Surrey has demonstrated an integrated partnership approach involving multiple organisations that have reached nearly 30,000 carers in one year. With Healios, carers received tailored clinical interventions through an online interactive platform, allowing families and carers to conveniently access sessions anywhere with an internet connection. The project is now fully recruited with interim results showing a significant improvement in carer mental wellbeing, quality of life and overall family functioning, as well as improvements in the health of those affected by mental illness.

Debbie Hustings, Partnership Manager for Carers at Guildford & Waverley, East Surrey and Surrey Downs CCG said, “The Surrey CCG collaborative have been delighted to see the impact this service has had over the past twelve months. The outcomes have been extremely positive. Carers have fed back to the commissioners how much they value this service which allows them to receive support and training from the comfort of their own home. Carers Trust estimate that 1 in 4 carers are caring for someone with a mental health condition. The Healios service provides carers with a personalised and tailored intervention which helps support them in their caring role.”

Richard Andrews, Founder and Chairman of Healios said, “It’s a pleasure to partner with Surrey on this project that has been truly focussed on creating the best opportunity for carers to get the support they need. We’re extremely proud of the many families and carers lives we’ve touched through this programme and are honoured to be shortlisted for this award. It’s a great feeling to be recognised by the HSJ for something that, at Healios, we see as fundamental to providing the best treatment - supporting the families and carers throughout the whole treatment journey.”

About Healios

Healios is the UK’s leading digital healthcare company, bringing the whole family together to maximise long-term outcomes and well-being. We reimagine the way children, young people, and adults access and receive mental health services by blending the best of technology with specialised clinical expertise and a personal human connection.

At Healios, we transform mental health services by providing quicker diagnosis, faster access to evidence-based psychological therapies, and earlier intervention to create a unique online experience - getting patients and families the right care when and where they need it.

Healios is commissioned by NHS CCGs, Mental Health Trusts and local authorities across the UK, and can also be accessed privately. Healios’ Family Intervention service manual for psychosis and schizophrenia has been endorsed by NICE for both the clinical guidelines and quality standards.

For more information, visit www.healios.org.uk

About Surrey CCG Collaborative

The Surrey CCGs Collaborative Strategy Group has an agreed Framework for Collaboration Agreement that sets out the scope, governance, risks and obligations of the six CCGs in Surrey:

  • East Surrey CCG
  • North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG
  • Guildford and Waverley CCG
  • North West Surrey CCG
  • Surrey Downs CCG
  • Surrey Heath CCG

The responsibilities of the CCGs are to commission:

  • Urgent and emergency care
  • Elective hospitals treatment
  • Community care health services
  • Other community-based services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Maternity and newborn services
  • Children’s healthcare services
  • Services for people with learning disabilities
  • Mental health services

About HSJ (Health Service Journal)

HSJ serves English healthcare’s senior leadership community with vital intelligence. It provides a clear and unbiased view of what’s happening now and what’s coming up at both political and practical levels, locally and nationally. HSJ strives to shape the NHS agenda, providing a forum for decision makers to connect and influence change, with views of the UK’s most senior healthcare leaders in provider, commissioner, government, regulatory and private sector supplier organisations.

Media Contact:

Healios: Richard Andrews, Founder, Chairman and CEO. Tel: 0330 124 4222 Email: communications@healios.org.uk

Surrey CCG collaborative: Jo Lang, Communications Manager, NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group. Tel: 01483 405426 Email: jo.lang@nhs.net

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