Finalists announced in the Forward Healthcare Awards 2021!

Leading Healthcare is delighted to announce the Finalists in the Forward Healthcare Awards 2021, sponsored by CCube Solutions.

Running up to the awards week, we’ll showcase the organisations and programmes behind each entry. Stay tuned each week on our dedicated awards page to read about why each entry made it as a finalist in the awards, and to explore each programme in detail.

The finalists in the Forward Healthcare Awards 2021 include:

Early-stage pilot or early adopter of the year

  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – Eye care without boundaries: A true shared care vision for patient benefit in Wales
  • Health Education and Improvement Wales – Professional Judgement Game  
  • Vita Health Group – Piloting the innovative use of virtual reality technology to maximise COVID-19 vaccine uptake in people with needlestick phobia
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust and Meridian Health Group – Connected Health Network – cardiology pilot
  • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – Using AI to identify children who are unlikely to be brought for their hospital appointment

Community or Primary Care Innovation 

  • Quality Trusted Solutions (QTS) – North West London Vaccination Hub Implementation
  • Benzodiazepine and Opioid Withdrawal Service (BOWS) Camden & Islington Mental Health Trust – Addressing the growing use of prescribed medication in General Practice
  • Malinko – Bringing community services into the 21st century
  • SAFECARE limited – Federations and collaborations
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – Digitised healthcare without boundaries in Primary Care Optometry practices

Innovation in Mental Health 

  • Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust/Whittington Health NHS Trust – Respiratory Outreach Clinic within Substance Misuse Services
  • Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – CYP As One
  • Central and Northwest London NHS Trust and Kooth – A new mental health app across its local boroughs to help support children and young people
  • Professional Record Standards Body – Personalised care planning standard for adults in the community living with severe mental health conditions
  • NHS Tayside – A new online self-help mental health directory to support wellbeing, as part of its ‘Living Life Well’ initiative

Enhancing Care through Technology 

  • Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust – Relatives’ Line, Virtual in Hospital Visiting and Letters to a Loved One
  • DrDoctor – NUH enabling digital pathways with DrDoctor to transform outpatient care
  • Synopsis – Improving patient load balancing using digital pre-operative assessments
  • Doctify – Improving care through the digital transformation of patient feedback
  • Lantum and Greater Manchester – Serving nearly 3 million patients with one connected primary care workforce bank

Excellence in Communication and Engagement 

  • Wirral University Hospital Teaching Trust – ‘Keep it Simple’ – outstanding infection prevention and control at Wirral University Teaching Hospital
  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG – Supported and connected: meaningful staff engagement 
  • Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Digital strategy for 2021-2026
  • Gloucestershire Health and Care Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – New five-year strategy
  • Oxford University Hospitals – Five year framework
  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group – Flu vaccination 2020/21: Promoting equitable uptake

Supporting Healthcare Teams through Technology 

  • Quality Trusted Solutions (QTS) – Automating the Estates Returns Information Collection (ERIC) Process
  • Spirit Digital (part of the Spirit Health Group) – Spirit’s CliniTouch Vie facilitates continuity of care and detection of early deterioration while freeing up clinical capacity through virtual, home & community support
  • Intouch with Health – How digital patient flow technology is helping Trusts bring outpatient appointments back up to speed following the pandemic
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board – Eye care without boundaries: A true shared care vision for patient benefit in Wales

Workforce and Staff Engagement Initiative of the Year

  • East London NHS Foundation Trust – Online Learning Activities Programme for the Children of ELFT Parents
  • Quality Trusted Solutions (QTS) – “We care, we can, we do”: Putting people at the heart of the business
  • RCN – New education strategy
  • Greater Manchester HSCP – Workforce wellbeing toolkit goes live

Excellent Use of Data

  • NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) and Medway NHS Foundation Trust – Using data science to improve NHS staff retention
  • Health Data Research UK and Partners – 12 COVID-19 data research initiatives
  • North East and North Cumbria ICS – Trusted Research and Evaluation Environment strategy
  • The Scottish Cancer Registry and Intelligence Service – Systematic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) data from all of Scotland’s five cancer centres – providing the Scottish NHS with national coverage

To read about each entry, visit our awards page here. Or follow the awards from 6th September on our website and social media channels!