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At Arden & GEM, we are extremely proud of our track record of delivering high quality services for our customers, so we are pleased to have received extensive national recognition for our achievements. The awards and accreditation process also supports our ambition to be a learning organisation that continually improves and innovates.

Association of Healthcare Communications and Marketing Awards

2017 - Winners in the Best Internal Communications category for our 'Focus on Mental Health' e-learning and internal communications package, commissioned by NHS England to better equip 111 call handlers.

CIPR Midlands PRide Awards

2019 - Silver winners in the 'Public sector campaign' category at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Midlands PRide Awards for our campaign, with West Midlands Police, to raise awareness of modern slavery in the West Midlands.

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Supply Management Awards

2019 - Finalists in the Public Procurement and Ethical Procurement categories for projects to improve health outcomes through the West Midlands 'Thrive into Work' programme and provide integrated out of hospital community services for patients in Nottingham.

2018 - Winner of the International Procurement Project category for a highly complex procurement programme, run in partnership with and on behalf of NHS England Specialised Commissioning, to increase access to Proton Beam Therapy treatment for NHS cancer patients.

2017 - Winner of the Best Public Procurement Project category for our initiative to improve community services across Nottinghamshire, working with six Nottinghamshire CCGs, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Nottinghamshire Hospice.

GO Public Procurement Award

2019 - Finalists in the UK National GO Public Procurement Awards in the Social and Community Benefit in Procurement category for a West Midlands project to improve outcomes for people with long term health conditions by supporting them into employment.

2017 - Winners in the Collaborative Procurement category for leading a successful partnership approach to delivering direct commissioning support to NHS England, in partnership with North East London CSU, South Central & West CSU and North of England CSU. 

Health Business Awards

2018 - Commended in the Patient Data and Publicity Campaign categories for our project to design and develop of clinical measures system for AQuA and our campaign to change the behaviour of Derbyshire mums-to-be who smoke.

2017 - Winners in the 'Patient Data' category for our work to develop a Risk Stratification solution which helps organisations predict behaviours such as unplanned admissions, and intervene earlier to improve patient care and reduce the burden on emergency services. Commended in the Publicity Campaign and Healthcare IT categories.

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

2019 - Highly commended in the Financial or Procurement Initiative of the Year category for a complex and sensitive procurement to make a real difference for children and young people with rare cancers by increasing PBT treatment capacity and access.

2017 - Shortlisted in the Value and Improvement in Procurement category for our collaborative partnership to improve community services across Nottinghamshire.

Patient Safety Awards

2019 - Winners, with NHS Norwich CCG, in the Medicines Management Initiative category in acknowledgement of a highly effective project to improve patient safety in care homes through a medication review service.

2017 - Shortlisted, as part of the Arden and Solihull Transforming Care Partnership, for a collaborative project that completely transformed services and improved care for people with complex learning disabilities and autism across Coventry and Warwickshire.

ISO 9001 Certification

We have achieved the globally recognised ISO 9001:2015 standard for quality management - the only Commissioning Support Unit to have gained the accreditation. Designed to help organisations ensure they meet the needs of their customers, the successful certification recognises our effective business management system that ensures consistent service delivery and a drive for continual improvement.