#BeeWell & Greater Manchester Combined Authority Information Governance win an award!

The GMCA Information Governance Team have won the ?Information Governance Innovator of the Year Award at this year’s National Strategic Information Governance Network (SIGN) Annual Awards.

The nomination was submitted in support of a collaborative extended team approach to Information Governance which worked together with #BeeWell, a ground-breaking £2mn collaboration between the University of Manchester, the Anna Freud Centre, GMCA and the Gregson Family Foundation.

#BeeWell measures young people’s wellbeing on an annual basis aiming to bring about positive change in Greater Manchester’s communities. It is a programme co-created with young people, surveying the wellbeing of pupils in secondary schools across Greater Manchester. #BeeWell utilises the shared data to provide schools with confidential reports on wellbeing and publicly publishes survey results on a neighbourhood level, making data and acting on it everybody’s business.

This programme has been possible due to cooperation and collaboration between the GMCA, the 10 Greater Manchester Local Authorities, The University of Manchester and Schools in Greater Manchester working together to enable the necessary data sharing by ensuring all the appropriate Information Governance is in place, without which the survey would not have happened. The data sharing has allowed the voices of 38,000 young people to be unlocked and inequalities experienced by young people to be addressed. As a result, more than £600,000 has been committed by partners to respond to the voices of young people.

It is a great achievement for the Information Governance Team and the #BeeWell project team to be recognised for the work they have put in to make this project a success. We would like to thank everyone involved and specifically Neil Humphrey from the University of Manchester and Karen Lane from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council who were pivotal to the Information Governance work.

Well done to everyone involved!