Mark Heasman, Group Chief Executive of Essex-based Provide Community, which has its headquarters in Colchester has won the Expanding Impact Award in the 2023 Healthcare Honours for leading the organisation’s upstanding contribution to NHS services.
One of the most prestigious awards in the sector, the Healthcare Honours recognises outstanding achievements in healthcare management and leadership, celebrating individuals and organisations that are uncovering new levels of innovation and efficiency in healthcare.
Run by the British Journal of Healthcare Management, the awards were held in a unique event hosted by Sir Jonathan Van-Tam MBE at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday 23 November 2023. The judging panel included esteemed professionals from across the NHS with shortlisted nominees from the most talented and dedicated leaders in healthcare.
For the Expanding Impact Award, the Healthcare Honours judging panel were looking for an NHS organisation or service provider that had achieved organisation-level goals, with a demonstrable impact on patients, staff and the overall quality of services.
Following the awards, Mr Heasman said: “Tonight was one of the highlights of my career, and an incredible accolade for Provide Community. As an employee-owned, community interest company, we have a unique opportunity to make a difference across so many touchpoints in healthcare and expanding that impact has been our mission.
“As an organisation, as teams and as individuals we live our values of care, innovation and compassion, and we never underestimate the difference we can make. Provide Community is powered by caring, talented, exceptional people and it is an organisation I lead with pride and gratitude. I am so proud and thank everyone involved for this incredible achievement .”