The Family Mosaic Health and Wellbeing service in London has won the ‘Community led Improvement’ category in the recent NHS Alliance ‘Innovation in Action’ awards.

The awards recognise organisations who have supported communities to make real change happen or who are working in partnership with patients to improve health in their community.

Our submission for the competition was a talking heads film, showing customers talking about the impact that the project has had on their health and wellbeing. Our main aim was to highlight the positive impact of the work that we do and give examples of how, through working in partnership with our participants, we have supported them in a range of holistic and person-centred ways to feel healthier and happier.

The NHS Alliance brings together clinicians of every kind, and managers and patients. It also brings together providers in primary care all with a mission to improve and do their very best for each and every patient. Its strong values over the past fifteen years have given it the ear of government, while its tireless work in patient and public involvement has provided a voice for patients.

Kate Simpson, Operations Manager for the Health and Wellbeing service is really proud that the service has been recognised in this way:

“Our team work incredibly hard to support our customers to improve their health and wellbeing. We offer a range of interventions and work closely with health professionals to offer support with many different issues that our customers may have. We have noticed significant improvements for them and it’s wonderful to be able to showcase the project through this award.”

The awards ceremony was held at the end of their ‘Breaking Boundaries and Beyond’ conference at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and the awards were distributed following a discussion between The Nuffield Trust Chief Exec, Nigel Edwards and the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.