Last week, Fiona and Natalie from the Best Beginnings team attended the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2016 in Blackpool, organised by the NHS North West Procurement Development.

This was a great opportunity hear about the fantastic work taking place within the NHS in North West England. We felt very proud to be amongst such passionate and hard working teams contributing to such high quality provision.

Innovation (clinical and non-clinical), Small Business and Community Care were just some of the many of awards that were being presented on the night. Best Beginnings attended as finalists for the Support Services Award. Despite incredibly strong competition, we are extremely proud to announce that we were the WINNERS of this category on the night!

We won this award for the work we have carried out in both Cheshire West and Chester and Blackpool, embedding Best Beginnings resources, including Baby Buddy app, into local care pathways in partnership with their healthcare professionals. It was particularly special to receive this award in Blackpool, as this was our pilot site for Baby Buddy app, before its national launch in 2014.

Congratulations to all of the finalists, highly commended services and over all winners! Here's to another year of award winning work in the North West!

Our embedding work is taking place across many localities in the UK - if you would like to know more, you can contact natalie@bestbeginnings.org.uk