Eight AHSNs are in the running for this year’s HSJ Awards, taking place on the evening of Wednesday 21 November 2018.

These awards recognise, celebrate, and reward the outstanding contributions of staff and organisation to healthcare.

Around 1,700 healthcare professionals will come together to celebrate at the InterContinental O2 in London for what are seen by many as the largest and most prestigious annual healthcare awards in the world.

AHSNs are finalists in the following categories:

  • Creating a supportive staff culture
    South West AHSN with frontline teams from across the region
    ‘Improving safety culture – a whole system approach in South West England’
  • Enhancing care by sharing data and information
    Imperial College Health Partners, Oxford Healthcare Improvement/Oxford AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative, Wessex AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative and the Patient Safety Measurement Unit, and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    ‘Evaluating sepsis improvement programmes – the Suspicion of Sepsis dashboard’
  • Innovation in Mental Health
    East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
    ‘Transforming ADHD care across the East Midlands’
  • Using technology to improve efficiency
    Eastern Academic Health Science Network and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust ‘Improving operational efficiency for patients with Medic Bleep’
  • Patient safety
    Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, supported by Wessex AHSN Patient Safety Collaborative
    ‘Your patient is deteriorating, it’s Time to ACT’
  • Patient digital participation
    KiActiv® and Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, supported by West of England AHSN
    ‘Improving diabetes self-management using technology’
  • Optimisation of Medicines Management
    Lambeth CCG, Southwark CCG and Kings College Hospital, supported by Health Innovation Network
    ‘Pharmacist led Virtual Clinics to improve rates of anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in general practice’


Here’s wishing all our AHSN teams and their partners the best of luck at the awards!

See the full list of finalists here.

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