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The HSJ Awards 2018 have finalised their shortlist, including six of our member organisations from the West of England. The winners will be announced in London on 21 November 2018.

These awards serve as an annual programme of learning. Through a journey of analysis and collaboration, as well as an expert judging process, entrants are able to benchmark their contributions to healthcare excellence and develop their projects with partners across the UK and further afield.

One of the projects, KiActiv® Health’s collaboration with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), was supported and funded by the West of England AHSN. It is part of a diabetes digital self-management challenge, and has been shortlisted in the ‘Patient digital participation’ category. KiActiv® Health is a clinically proven digital behaviour change programme that redefines the use of physical activity as a potent medicine for diabetes and other long term conditions.

Dr Elizabeth Dymond, Deputy Director of Innovation & Growth at the West of England AHSN, said: “It’s great to hear that one of our challenge projects has been shortlisted for an HSJ award – congratulations to Gloucestershire CCG and KiActiv®. We worked with our member organisations and Diabetes UK to shape the call to industry and choose the diabetes self-management tools. It’s been a great example of partnership working and one we’re looking to repeat on different themes with our STP/ICS innovation hubs.”

We are proud to be working closely with each of the organisations as our members across the West of England.

Our members,partners and their projects that made the shortlist are:

  • KiActiv® and Gloucestershire CCG, Improving Diabetes Self-Management using Technology
  • Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Improving End of Life Care in Gloucestershire
  • University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust, Arrhythmia Advanced Nurse Practitioner Outreach Service – in two categories
  • Gloucestershire CCG, The Health Inequalities Fellowship and Newly Qualified GP schemes
  • Age UK South Gloucestershire in collaboration with Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG, Age UK South Gloucestershire Personalised Integrated Care (PIC) Service
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Increasing capacity and capability in Quality Improvement resulting in improved patient care across the organisation
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Improved outcomes for inpatients developing Sepsis and AKI using Quality Improvement methodology
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Managing Adult Malnutrition in GP Practice: A Service Evaluation
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath FT Project SEARCH partnership with, Virgin Care and Fosse Way School, Project Search

In addition, five of our fellow Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) collaborated on projects that made it to shortlist. read more about them here.

We wish them all good luck at the final awards ceremony in November.

See the full shortlist here.

Posted on September 3, 2018

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