The inaugural winners have been named in the new awards from the AHSN Network and NHS Confederation, following an award ceremony attended by almost 400 NHS leaders, innovators and partners.
Technology thought-leader and Countdown arithmetician Anne-Marie Imafidon, hosted the ceremony, which provided a fantastic celebration of excellence in health and care transformation.
With more than 190 entries received, in the first year of the awards, the expert panel of judges interrogated and scored the entries and deemed the following entries as outstanding:
Richard Stubbs, Vice Chair of the AHSN Network and Chief Executive of Yorkshire and Humber AHSN, who has led the coordination of the awards, said: “Well done to all the teams and organisations named as winners or highly commended in the Innovate Awards.
“It is really important that we continuously recognise, showcase and celebrate the fantastic and innovative activity being delivered across the NHS. We are delighted with the response that we’ve had to this year’s awards both in terms of the volume of entries and also the impressively high standard of the applications. Recognising and celebrating these great case studies through the awards is only the start of the work. We also need to make sure that the learning spreads to everywhere in the NHS where it has the potential to improve patient care.”
Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive at NHS Confederation, added: “The past few years have been challenging for everyone working in health and care, so it is more important than ever to recognise and celebrate the efforts and achievements of health and care teams.
“These awards have celebrated the exceptional efforts in helping transform health and care. They give the recognition, acknowledgement and appreciation individuals, teams and organisations deserve for leading the way in health and care innovation.
“Thank you to all those teams that took time to enter the awards this year – we hope to build on the success of this year’s awards next year.”
Thank you to the award headline sponsors IQVIA; and the category supporters Boehringer Ingelheim; NHS Employers; Big Health; Healthy.IO; and North of England Commissioning Support Unit; and Roche.
For more information about all the innovations and initiatives that featured in this year’s awards, visit the Innovate Awards website.
Following the success of this year’s event, organisers at the AHSN Network and NHS Confederation have confirmed the intention for the awards to return in 2023. More information about next year’s awards will be issued soon via the Innovate Awards website.
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