Integrated Health Awards: past and future

Looking forward…

With this year’s Integrated Health Awards fast approaching, we thought we’d take a look back at our winners from last year and share some information about the upcoming awards.

Following our rebrand from Leading Healthcare to Integrated Health last year, in 2023 we will be consolidating our two awards programmes into one. With a focus on all things transformation and change, the awards will provide an opportunity to recognise the innovation and effort that goes into healthcare projects and programmes across a wide variety of categories.

Those categories are: innovation of the year; most promising pilot; digital solution of the year; making an impact; green NHS initiative of the year; best consultancy partnership of the year; best elective care recovery initiative; best initiative supporting integrated care systems; best partnership with the NHS; staffing solution of the year; best initiative for patients; mental health initiative of the year; and building and estates programme of the year.

Here’s a reminder of the key dates for this year’s awards:

Entry deadline: 23 March 2023

Finalist announcement: 20 April 2023

Virtual awards ceremony: 25 May 2023

To enter the 2023 awards, click here.

… and looking back

Now we’ll take a look at our winners from last year, starting with the April 2023 awards.

Proud2bOps, hosted by Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, won the workforce initiative of the year category. A community of NHS operational leaders, they are committed to ‘learning and providing idea exchange’ and ‘fostering a safe haven of trust, respect and confidentiality’.

Florence took the prize for technology solution of the year with their interconnected tech solution to help social care workers and organisations manage their shifts, training and work schedules.

Research study of the year was won by ORCHA (Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps) for their work on the impact of COVID-19 on web-based internet searches for digital health products.

In the best examples of efficiencies category, we saw Healthcare Communications take the top spot for their work assisting Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust with clinical prioritisation and validation of elective waiting lists.

Doctify won patient improvement and innovation with their review platform, enabling providers to collect and publish patient feedback online to promote trust and transparency.

Meanwhile, Medway NHS Foundation Trust won the excellence in communication and engagement category for their roll-out of their EPR to 24 wards and 1000 users in less than five months.

The most promising pilot was by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for their work developing a machine-learning algorithm that can predict a patient’s length of stay.

For the best COVID-19 project team, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took the prize for their collaborative work with clinical colleagues to create digital solutions to problems presented by the pandemic.

The final category in the April 2023 awards was SME of the year, with Redmoor Health winning for their support, coaching and training of frontline health and care workers with regards to technology throughout the pandemic.

Then we move onto the November 2022 awards.

The first category, improvement and change project of the year, was won by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for their introduction of a live online room rota aiming to monitor and improve clinic room utilisation.

Then Lantum won community or primary care innovation for their total workforce management platform Connecting Scheduling, which aims to support organisations to efficiently schedule staff with a rostering solution, staff bank feature and network of locum clinicians.

In the solution for healthcare professionals category, Doctify took the prize again for their review platform, highlighting how it enables everybody within the organisation tog et real-time insights and data on the care being provided in order to identify potential gaps and drive improvements.

Careology won excellence in supporting patients and healthcare teams; they developed a solution with Nuffield Health to help patients access a fully digital care support solution.

ORCHA were our winners for NHS and supplier partnership of the year, for their work developing the ORCHA Digital Health Academy to deliver free digital training to every worker.

In innovation supporting NHS trusts, we saw Compass Wellbeing take the prize for their efforts to bridge the gap between VCSE organisations and the healthcare service by developing partnerships, a simple process for procurement and a database to assist communication.

Northern Care Alliance came out on top in early-stage pilot or early adopter of the year – they developed ANCHOR, an artificial neural network for chronic subdural hematoma referral outcome prediction.

In the category of efficiency savings of the year, NHS Shared Business took the prize for their partnership with Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, through which they introduced RPA to create a more efficient pharmacy invoice process.

In best use of new and emerging technologies, PHL won for developing Youla, an innovative and personalised home monitoring system enabling individuals to continue to live independently in their own homes.

And last but not least, Closed Loop Medicine won improving outcomes for their platform facilitating personalised drug-dose optimisation through integration of drugs and devices with patient-led digital experiences and closed loop models of care.

Again, a huge congratulations to all the past winners, and we can’t wait to read all the innovative entries for the 2023 awards.

Don’t forget, the deadline to enter is 23 March – click here to get involved.