The AHSN Network is delighted that three AHSN supported initiatives have been nominated for a prestigious HSJ Partnership Award, recognising their outstanding dedication to improving healthcare.
Yorkshire & Humber AHSN have been nominated in two categories:
- Most Effective Contribution to Patient Safety for our work with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust implementing Placental Growth Factor Testing
- Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign for our work with York Teaching Hospitals to implement the Faecal Calprotectin Pathway across the region.
Placental growth factor-based tests help predict the risk of pre-eclampsia quickly so that pregnant women receive the most appropriate care and deliver a better patient experience. The test ensures only women in need of admission are admitted, allowing those who are found to be at low risk to be discharged home with robust plans in place for follow up and retesting.
The Faecal Calprotectin Pathway helps GPs to make the difficult distinction between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. As many as 19 out of 20 patients presenting symptoms of these conditions are unnecessarily referred to secondary care while, for other patients, diagnosis can be delayed.
Yorkshire & Humber AHSN led the implementation of the Faecal Calprotectin pathway since 2015 in partnership with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and we spearheaded the roll-out of the pathway on behalf of the AHSN Network to make the best use of NHS resources and deliver a better patient experience.
Peppy Health, an app that provides health support through life’s big transitions, such as becoming a parent, going through the menopause or going through a fertility journey was shortlisted for the Regional COVID-19 Response Partnership Award. The innovation was selected earlier this year by DigitalHealth.London to join its Accelerator programme for SMEs and has been supported by the Health Innovation Network.
Peppy Health also won funding and support via TechForce19 earlier this year, an initiative that was open to innovative UK tech companies to find solutions to the effects of social isolation. Launched by NHSX, TechForce19 was supported by the AHSN Network, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and PUBLIC.
The HSJ Partnership Award winners will be announced in June 2021. Read more about all the finalists.