Innovative healthcare organisations and suppliers of ground-breaking goods and services gathered in London last week for the annual HSJ Awards.
Held at the Intercontinental London at The O2, the ceremony followed a lengthy judging programme which examined more than 1,500 entries across 26 categories.
HSJ editor, Alastair McLellan, said: “In this historic year for the NHS, its 70th anniversary, we were inundated with applications demonstrating continued determination to deliver first-class healthcare, harnessing the latest innovations while ensuring value for money.
“Our judging panel was consistently impressed with evidence of all entrants enduring commitment to excellence in healthcare.
“I hope that each of the winners will be a source of inspiration for teams across the country as they seek to innovate and improve service provision.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
Award for Best Acute or Specialist Services Redesign (London and the South) :
Winner: Imperial College Healthcare, Connecting Care for Children.
Award for Best Acute or Specialist Services Redesign (North, Midlands and East) :
Winner: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital.
Highly commended: Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Award for Acute Sector Innovation:
Winner: RM Partners, hosted by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with Imperial College Healthcare Trust, St George's Healthcare Trust and Epsom and St Helier hospitals.
Highly commended: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Award for Chief Executive of the Year:
Winner: Lesley Watts, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Highly commended: Yvonne Ormston, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
Award for Clinical Leader of the Year:
Winner: Anthony Clarkson, organ donation and transplantation, NHS Blood and Transplant.
Award for Community or Primary Care Services Redesign (London and the South):
Winner: Newham Clinical Commissioning Group.
Award for Community or Primary Care Services Redesign (North, Midlands and the East):
Winner: Conexus Healthcare
Highly commended: Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Award for Compassionate Patient Care:
Winner: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Developing a birth reflection service.
Award for Creating a Supportive Staff Culture:
Winner: East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Highly commended: Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.
Award for Enhancing Care By Sharing Data and Information:
Winner: Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Highly commended: South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
Award for Improvement in Emergency and Urgent Care:
Winner: Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
HSJ Partnership of the Year:
Award for Improved Partnership Between Health and Local Government:
Winner: Gateshead Care Partnership.
Highly commended: Swindon Borough Council with Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Award for Improving Care With Technology:
Winner: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Award for Improving Outcomes Through Learning and Development:
Winner: Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, maternity department
Award for Innovation in Mental Health:
Winner: East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.
Award for Optimisation of Medicines Management:
Winner: AT Medics
Highly commended: Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group, Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group, and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Award for Patient Digital Participation:
Winner: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust picked up the Award for Enhancing Care By Sharing Data and Information
Highly commended: mHabitat, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust. .
Award for Primary Care Innovation:
Winner: Mid-Mersey A&E Delivery Board, Widnes Vikings, Renova Developments, and Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership
Highly commended: Parchmore Medical Centre
Highly commended: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Award for Trust of the Year:
Winner: Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Award for Staff Engagement:
Winner: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Highly commended: Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Award for Using Technology to Improve Efficiency:
Highly commended: Genomics England
Winner: Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Highly commended: Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust
Award for Widening Participation:
Winner: Royal United Hospitals Bath FT Project SEARCH partnership with Virgin Care and Fosse Way School
Highly commended: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Award for System-Led Support for Carers:
Winner: Hertfordshire and West Essex STP Partnership
Highly commended: West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership
The Workforce Award was presented to Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust