Medilink Yorkshire and Humber Healthcare Business Awards 2017

Updated on 13 Apr, 2017

This prestigious event gives academia, the NHS and industry the opportunity to celebrate their ongoing commitment to world-class quality services and products which give people better options in their treatments and rehabilitation.

A showcase for one of the region’s manufacturing strengths as well as a diverse sector to demonstrate its capabilities, innovations and commercial successes spanning Yorkshire and the world.

Shortlisted for the Patient Engagement Award

The CCG was recently shortlisted for a prestigious Healthcare Business Award in Patient Engagement for the work the CCG has undertaken over the past year.

The CCG recently launched a gluten free ‘top-up’ visa card pilot which gives patients across the Vale of York access to a greater choice of staple gluten free foods at the touch of a button.

The award showcased the CCGs revolutionary new scheme to improve the lives and diets of coeliac patients across the Vale of York.

The pilot, the first of its kind in the UK, gives patients the freedom to shop for their gluten free foods at over 33million retail outlets.

The CCG continues to liaise closely with Coeliac UK throughout this scheme and initial feedback from patients using the card has been overwhelmingly positive; recent figures show that 75% of those coeliac patients asked said that the card has improved the quality of their diet.