Monday, September 23, 2019


The FORWARD HEALTHCARE AWARDS by Leading Healthcare aim to celebrate and share great work across health and care.

**The shortlisted entries are now available to view below!**

The FORWARD HEALTHCARE AWARDS are purely digital, and the shortlisted entries and winners will be promoted live through our digital awards evening on 25th September on our website, Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter using #ForwardHealthcareAwards.

Sponsored by Dedalus UK

Dedalus UK is part of the Dedalus Group, which is the largest European provider of healthcare information systems, with implementations in 25 countries.With over 3,000 global customers, Dedalus is a leading specialist in diagnostic and clinical workflow solutions. Its 4Health Solutions span the entire healthcare ecosystem and enable full cross-boundary care.

Shortlisted Entries

- Excellence in Communication and Engagement

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust - Now We’re Talking for Healthy Minds. The Now We’re Talking campaign was launched in Oct 2018 to increase awareness and referrals into Worcestershire Healthy Minds, a service supporting people with more common mental health issues such as stress and anxiety. The campaign has had a huge impact – with self-referrals almost doubling.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - making sure our NHS is 'fit for the future’. The brief was to go ‘back to basics’ to start and position how the NHS has changed since its inception 70 years ago - as part of the first phase of an engagement programme about the future of healthcare in North Tyneside and Northumberland.

NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit - Savings for over the counter prescribing. Across the NHS in the North East and Cumbria, NECS developed and delivered an approach to support efficiencies around over the counter prescribing. The aims were to raise awareness of prescribing costs and to save costs for prescribing items that patients can easily buy to treat minor ailments.

Black Country Partnership NHS FT - Collaborative Workspace, Instant Messaging, Event Management on a device and domain agnostic platform. Develop a secure and cost neutral analogue of social media and instant messaging applications on Trust devices to meet the requirements of peripatetic corporate colleagues and clinical colleagues in the community who want the same sense of inclusion and chat groups that free to use platforms provide outside of work.

Zero Suicide Alliance - Suicide - Let's Talk campaign. The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) launched a free online suicide prevention course in 2017 aimed at tackling difficult conversations with those in crisis and maybe help save a life. Over 200,000 people have now accessed the training, which has been endorsed by the Prime Minister for all NHS workers.

Norfolk Children & Young People's Health Services - Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust. A thunder clap launch for an NHS self care resource: 7 days to launch

- Driving Healthcare Forward - Initiative of the Year

iPLATO Healthcare - Saving lives with patient messaging.

Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - The development of a new cardiac assessment unit in the Emergency department at Russell's Hall Hospital in Dudley.  

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust - Paper Health Records Scanning – time reduced by nearly 2000%. The use of RPA at MPFT saves staff approximately 10 hours of work per day, frees up resources within the Health Records team, ensures that clinicians can quickly see the most recent episode of care.

- Creating a Supportive Staff Culture

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust - Understanding the importance of facilities in providing a safe, effective and responsive service that is both fit for purpose and meets clinical requirements.

Compass Wellbeing CIC. #ConnectingPrimaryCare - Recruiting and Retaining GP's of the Future. Scheme to recruit and retain GPs in Newham delivered successfully!

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Women and Children’s Health - In March 2018 the Women and Children’s Division at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) launched Randomised Coffee Trials (RCTS). Over 80 people joined and the trust matched staff members at random across the division. The Feedback captured 2018 and 2019 was excellent and supports a happy and supportive culture.

- Healthcare Team of the Year

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Women and Children’s Health - Multidisciplinary team based at the neonatal intensive care unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge

Sheffield Health and Social Care. Implementation of a weekly music therapy session to help reduce boredom and aggression in a PICU ward. Collaborative project ran by The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) and The Royal College of Psychiatrist.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust- The Mass Clinic – concept and results of a new 18-week care model. The Mass Clinic has led to dramatic reductions in waiting-times and cost-savings. “One-stop-shop” consultant-led care, pre-assessment, surgery-scheduling, and physiotherapy reduces the need for further appointments and lowers patient-anxiety.

- Acute Sector Innovation

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - The GP led ward was a new concept created following recognition that alternative workforce models needed creating to ensure the safe, effective running of additional beds opened during the winter period.

Art in Site Reducing Violence & Aggression through Interior Design & Art for Emergency Department, St Thomas’ Hospital. The work for the newly refurbished interior of the Emergency at St Thomas’ Hospital blends art, interior design and information together to bring better patient flow, orientation and a calming atmosphere, thus helping to reduce violence/aggression.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - The ‘invisible hand’ – PR in the NHS. Every year extensive efforts are made to plan, prepare and ultimately cope with the added pressures winter brings to the NHS. Yet this additional demand is increasingly a year round phenomenon (attendances in July 2018 exceeded those of January) and so a short term ‘sticking plaster’ approach no longer works.

- Community or Primary Care Innovation

Havering CCG - Havering Community integrated Diabetes services. We have developed integrated Diabetes services in the community in partnership with the primary, secondary and community service providers.

Mid Cheshire foundation Trust Hospitals (Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership) - CCICP Musculoskeletal Single Point of Access. Musculoskeletal conditions affect 1 in 4 of the adult population in England. In response to growing pressures on NHS services the MSK Single Point of Access was launched for patients with orthopaedic, pain and Rheumatology problems.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust - Implementation of a full electronic patient record in Gateshead community mental health services; primary and secondary care working in partnership. Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust have digitised and standardised patient records in Community Mental Services. The EMIS system allows clinicians to access patient notes while working in the community.

Compass Wellbeing CIC #ConnectingPrimaryCare - Recruiting and Retaining GP's of the Future.

- Acute or Specialist Services Redesign

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust - A ‘team within a team’ - The Cambridgeshire Children’s Occupational Therapy Service have redesigned their workforce to provide more family support, lower costs and have an instant impact on their heavy workload. The ‘team within a team’ initiative created a dedicated support system to help clinicians and families get what they need.

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - The JointCare programme at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. JointCare is an optimised pathway based on education, collaboration, wellness and recovery. The majority of our patients now go home just 24 – 48 hours after their joint replacement surgery.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ketogenic Dietary therapy, used in the management of complex epilepsy is historically initiated in hospital. Commencing therapy at home was successfully implemented and retrospective audit data shows both efficacy and safety. Families prefer home initiation, which is cost effective and releases hospital bed capacity for use to other services.

- Enhancing Care through Technology

Black Country Partnership NHS FT - On Call Managers: On-Call digital device, domain and OS agnostic application to support the On Call Managers and Directors in managing incidents and emergencies.

Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust - An innovative, new, affordable hearing headset to help children with the most common cause of hearing loss: glue ear (also known as 'Otitis Media with Effusion, OME', where fluid/ mucus builds up behind the ear drum during the common cold or an ear infection). The innovative new headset can connect via Bluetooth to a microphone to help children hear at school or home.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - The National Collaboration for Integrated Care and Support highlights that partners should have a shared understanding and recognition that information systems and governance are critically important in progressing integration and better care for patients.

DrDoctor- DrDoctor provides healthcare transformation services through a digital patient layer which automates patient engagement from referral, through the booking process, to collecting outcomes and informing scheduling decisions.

- Partnership of the Year

Civica and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust – partnership in Cito implementation. The trust’s recent, successful roll-out of the Cito clinical information management system was the product of close collaboration on functional requirements and a partnership approach to deployment; giving staff faster online access to patient information at the point of care.

Ingenica Solutions and Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - To successfully meet and exceed the inventory management element of the Department of Health’s Scan4Safety programme; a unique partnership which has delivered exceptional results and sustainable, long-term change, replicable across the entire NHS.

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Shiny Mind/Cynergy- Shiny Mind: the Health and Wellbeing App for Walton Staff. The Walton Centre’s staff collaborated with Cynergy, to create the smartphone App called Shiny Mind, which supports them with tools to help during a stressful day. The app combines health and wellbeing training with positive messages which users can send to each other every day and access 24/7.

- Digital Patient

Liva Healthcare - Empowering patients by modernising the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Liva Healthcare is a digital health coaching platform for scalable chronic conditions management.

Liopa - Patient/Carer communication aid based on AI-based Automated LipReading. Liopa, along with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Queens University Belfast, are developing SRAVI (Speech Recognition for Voice Impaired) , an easy-to-use, accurate and cost effective smartphone application for patient/carer communication. SRAVI will be used initially with tracheostomy patients who can move their lips normally but cannot speak.

Lifebox Health - LifeBox Health has successfully created an online pre-assessment tool that is being used in both private and NHS hospitals. It enhances care through technology by reducing surgical risk via a standardised pre-assessment improving patient safety and encouraging their participation.

Join us LIVE on 25th September to find out the winners and highly commended entries for the categories:

• Acute Sector Innovation

• Community or Primary Care Innovation

• Acute or Specialist Services Redesign

• Enhancing Care through Technology

• Healthcare Team of the Year

• Driving Healthcare Forward - Initiative of the Year

• Excellence in Communication and Engagement

• Creating a Supportive Staff Culture

• Partnership of the Year

• Patient Digital Participation

Summary Information

The Forward Healthcare Awards are purely digital.

Winning and Highly Commended entries will receive a trophy, and all entries will be showcased across our network (we will seek your approval first).

The Awards are live on 25th September 2019 from 7:00pm across social media and live on

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