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Success at the HSJ Awards 2022

Posted: 18th November 2022

The SENTINEL project, which is committed to reducing the associated carbon footprint that comes with prescribing blue inhalers, has won highly commended at last night’s HSJ Awards (17 November).

The success comes from the HSJ Partnership Award category, as SENTINEL is led by the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN alongside Hull University Teaching Hospitals and AstraZeneca.

The ceremony took place in London with hosts HSJ editor Alastair McLellan and Ellie Orton, Chief Executive, NHS Charities Together, announced the winners from a staggering 1,040 entries across 25 categories. Overall, 217 finalists made it to the initial shortlist, from across 163 individual organisations.

The high volume and exceptional quality of applications once again reflected the breadth of innovation and care within the UK’s healthcare networks.

SENTINEL key statistics:

  • Since the programme began, over 2,948 patients have been reviewed across six primary care networks (PCNs) in Hull and East Riding.
  • Early data from the first PCN in Hull shows a reduction in the prescription of blue inhalers by over 25,924 units, this is the equivalent to 907 transatlantic flights from Leeds to New York.
  • Over 100 primary care networks (PCNs) across the country are now implementing SENTINEL

Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer of Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, said:

“While we are committed to driving improvements in health and care through the implementation of new technology and services, we are also extremely dedicated and passionate about finding new ways to tackle climate change.

“As an AHSN, so much of our work cannot be achieved without effective collaboration with the health sector, academia and industry, so to win an award that celebrates partnership is a huge achievement for us.

“The recognition from HSJ is a testament to the hard work of our staff and our partners and we are incredibly proud of this project which is an example of how our region is a hotbed for health innovation.

“We are already seeing this innovation spreading to other parts of the country, which showcases how our region is committed to working collaboratively to find solutions to workforce challenges, to reduce the NHS’ carbon footprint and crucially, to achieve improved outcomes for patients and their families.

“I’d like to thank our partners, Hull University Teaching Hospitals and AstraZeneca for such a great collaboration on this project.”

Watch our video to follow a patient journey as a result of SENTINEL and find out more about the project.

Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is also pleased to see further success across the region including:

  • Primary Care Sheffield who won the Primary and Community Care Provider of the year category
  • The Root Out Racism campaign, led by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, which won the Communications Initiative of the Year
  • Humber and North Yorkshire were highly commended in the Integrated Care System of the Year award, which was also won by West Yorkshire.

The full list of winners can be found on the HSJ website.