Dorset’s integrated care system (ICS), Our Dorset, has been shortlisted in five categories for this year’s HSJ Awards, including two nominations for Integrated Care System of the Year.

The HSJ Awards is an annual event that celebrates the very best of health care across the UK. Of the 1067 entries for this year’s awards, 219 projects and individuals made it to the final shortlist, including the five Our Dorset projects.

Chair of Dorset ICS, Jenni Douglas-Todd, said: “Establishing a new ICS during challenging times for health and care is both daunting and full of hope, so we are delighted that our commitment and examples of partnership working have resulted in being shortlisted for a number of these awards.”

NHS Dorset Chief Executive Patricia Miller added: “I am delighted to see the Dorset Integrated Care System nominated for several awards. This is testament to the dedication, hard work, and commitment of the teams across the system whilst working in very challenging times. These projects are wonderful examples of the collaborative working across the county to better meet the needs of our local communities.”