Leading Healthcare Awards 2022 winners and highly commended entries

It’s that time of year again where we share with our readers the highly commended and winning entries, case studies and submissions for our Leading Healthcare Awards 2022! 

Here, we announce the deserving winners from across the world of health and care and recognise the inspirational initiatives, programmes, and team efforts they have strived to provide over the past year.  

The outstanding entries receiving highly commended status, include: 

  • Workforce Imitative of the Year: Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Technology Solution of the Year: My Possible Self
  • Research Study of the Year: University College London results of COVID-19 Social Study  
  • Best Examples of Efficiencies: KFM and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Patient Improvement and Innovation: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board 
  • Excellence in Communication and Engagement: Wirral University Hospital Teaching Trust 
  • Most Promising Pilot: North Central London CCG and Redmoor Health – Digital Improvement Pilot across five boroughs in North Central London
  • Best COVID-19 Project Team: Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 
  • SME of the Year: Dakota Integrated Solutions Ltd 

Now, it is time to announce the winners of our Leading Healthcare Awards 2022, which include:

Workforce Initiative of the Year, Proud2bOps (hosted by Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

This community of NHS operational leaders committed to ‘learning and providing idea exchange,’ as well as ‘fostering a safe haven of trust, respect and confidentiality’ for their peers, and provided a protected space’ for operational managers to ‘engage and connect’ with their colleagues in a safe developmental way – outside of task focussed performance meetings.  

Technology Solution of the Year, Florence

In creating an interconnected tech solution, Florence helped social care workers and organisations manage their shifts, training and work schedules, quickly and easily through their three products: Florence Flex, a staff marketplace app; Florence Rota, a rota software; and Florence Academy, a learning management system. 

Research Study of the Year ORCHA, The impact of COVID-19 on web-based internet searches for Digital Health Products

The ORCHA (Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps) research highlighted an increase in internet searches for Digital Health Products (DHPs) during the pandemic, which resulted in the creation of a free COVID-19-support app library for NHS staff and the public, and a free online digital health training academy. 

Best Example of Efficiencies, Healthcare Communications

In support of Manchester University NHS FT, Healthcare Communications assisted the trust with the clinical prioritisation and validation of its elective waiting lists in order to meet targets set out in the Clinical Prioritisation Programme (CPP) — the third wave of NHS response to COVID-19. 

Patient Improvement and Innovation, Doctify

This leading healthcare review platform enables healthcare providers to collect and publish patient feedback online in order to promote trust and transparency. 

Excellence in Communication and Engagement, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Medways FT’s roll out of their Electronic Patient Record (EPR) to 24 wards and 1000 users, in less than five months, provided doctors and nurses with the opportunity to become familiar and proficient at using the electronic system, where strong communication between the clinical and programme teams was maintained.

Most Promising Pilot, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Working with NHSX and Polygeist, the trust developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict a patient’s length of stay from the moment of their arrival at hospital. 

Best COVID-19 Project Team, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Operating in completely new ways during COVID-19, the trust worked collaboratively with clinical colleagues to create digital solutions to problems presented by the pandemic – such as Paper Lite, a system through which medical record papers could be digitised. 

SME of the Year, Redmoor Health

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Redmoor Health supported front line health and care professionals get the best use out of technology through their coaching and training programme. 

A HUGE well done to all the inspiring teams involved!