We are delighted to announce that NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group Chief Officer Emma Latimer has been shortlisted for a top health industry award – Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Chief Executive of the Year 2018.
The annual HSJ awards recognise excellence and innovation in health care across the UK and Emma is one of only seven leaders to be shortlisted across the NHS. Under Emma Latimer’s leadership Hull CCG has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating for two consecutive years and Hull was awarded HSJ CCG of the Year 2017.
Judged against strict criteria, Emma’s impact in driving forward improvements in health care in Hull include:
- Emma’s five-year vision to reduce unnecessary admissions to hospital and improve the lives of Hull’s older and frail residents was realised with the opening of the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) in July 2018.
- Under Emma, the CCG and Hull City Council have agreed a ground-breaking £673m financial plan for 2018-19 – pooling the health and social care budgets for children, adults and public health. Confidence and trust built up between the CCG and Council senior leaders and members has helped both organisations work well together to do the best for residents.
- Colleagues at all levels describe Emma as an inclusive and motivational leader who is not afraid of trying new ideas and approaches. She is committed to learning from success from the sport and business world, as well as bringing in expertise from other public services including fire and police to enhance the way the CCG works.
- A strong champion of involving patients and the public in the work of the CCG, Emma set up the Healthier Hull Community Fund and has personally visited many voluntary organisations across the city to see the work they do on the ground.
NHS Hull CCG’s Chair Dr Dan Roper said:
“It is great honour for us, and for Hull, that Emma has been nominated for such a prestigious award. Emma puts improving health at the forefront of everything we do as an organisation and I am pleased to see wider recognition for her vision and fantastic leadership of Hull CCG.”