John Taylor Hospice project shortlisted as a finalist for the HSJ Value Awards 2021

John Taylor Hospice is delighted to announce that their Personal Health Budgets (PHB) project has been shortlisted in the Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative category at the HSJ Value Awards 2021.

This recognises the outstanding dedication they have given to making things better across their organisation during an extremely challenging year for the NHS.

The judging panel comprised a diverse range of highly-regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector. To be shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition from hundreds of brilliant applicants, is a mark of real achievement for John Taylor Hospice. The Personal Health Budgets (PHB) Team has been selected based on their diligence, ambition and the positive impact that the project has had within their wider organisation. 

PHBs are a new, cost effective way of providing services for people within the last 12 weeks of their life. In partnership with their healthcare team, patients develop a personalised care plan and use PHB in a way that best meets their needs. PHBs therefore enable patients and their families more choice and control over their health and social care needs, encouraging uniquely individualised care.

The project has so far supported 155 patients across Birmingham and this support has ranged from seeking help with cleaning and household chores, to providing beds and linen so people can die at home in comfort and with dignity surrounded by their loved ones.

Jan Hipkiss, PHB and Social Nurse Specialist Lead, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award and are very grateful to HSJ for recognising the impact our project has made. We are committed to ensuring people at the end of their life have a voice, the ability to take control and make informed choices. PHBs also help families and loved ones have a better experience of grief and bereavement, and we are committed to evolving and expanding this service so it can reach even more people. I feel honoured to lead such a special service and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement. This nomination has been a tremendous boost to both to our team and our organisation.”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan comments: “We would like to congratulate John Taylor Hospice on being shortlisted in the Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative category for the HSJ Value Awards 2021. This year’s finalists have not only contributed to the continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic within the NHS but have also been exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK. We are honoured to be recognising and celebrating their outstanding work after what is, no doubt, the most challenging year in the history of the NHS. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in June.” 

The winners will be selected following a rigorous, second stage of judging ahead of the HSJ Value Awards 2021 awards ceremony. Held at Manchester Central at the end of June, the evening will provide a great opportunity for influential figures to unite and celebrate the achievements of their industry peers. The awards evening is expected to be attended by leaders and professionals from within the NHS.

John Taylor Hospice work in partnership with the Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) on the Personal Health Budget (PHB) project.

The full list of finalists for the 2021 HSJ Value Awards can be found at

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