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We're a finalist in the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020

Posted: 12th December 2019

Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for two HSJ Partnership Awards 2020, recognising its outstanding dedication to improving healthcare.

The two categories are:

  • HealthTech Partnership of the Year for our work with Healthcare Engineering and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS for our work with Bayer to help reduce strokes in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate area

Healthcare Engineering’s Smart-ER is a software-based tool designed to improve urgent and emergency care services by enabling patients to provide information whilst waiting to see a clinician.

We have been working with Bayer on a quality improvement programme to identify and treat people with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate region.

As the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, AF is responsible for approximately 20% of all strokes. Survivors must live with the disabling consequences and treating the condition costs the NHS over £2.2 billion each year.

The judging panel comprised a diverse range of highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector. To be shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition from hundreds of brilliant applicants, is a mark of real achievement for Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and its partners. The shortlisted projects have been selected based on their diligence, ambition and the positive impact that the project has had on both practitioners and patients within the health care industry.

Richard Stubbs, Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted twice for these awards that recognise the collaborative efforts and dedication of our team and partners over the last 12 months.

“We are committed to delivering improved outcomes for patients, and to be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement.  This nomination has been a tremendous boost to both to our team and our partners and I am sure it will bolster our continued efforts to improve”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan commented: “We would like to congratulate Yorkshire & Humber AHSN on its two nominations ahead of HSJ Partnership Awards 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in February, to join us in recognising the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector. This year’s finalists are of an outstanding calibre and all of them are exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK.”

The winners will be selected following a rigorous, “live panel” judging stage ahead of the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020 awards ceremony. Held at the Park Plaza Westminster on the 27th February, the evening will provide a great opportunity for influential figures to unite and celebrate the achievements of their industry peers. The awards evening is expected to be attended by leaders and professionals from both the NHS and private sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds to celebrate innovation and collaboration in healthcare.

This year’s chosen charity partner is MediCinema a charity dedicated to improving the wellbeing of patients, their families and carers across the UK through the magic of the shared cinema experience.

The full list of finalists for the 2020 HSJ Partnership awards can be found here