Innovations from frontline staff recognised in NHS Innovation Awards
Innovations from frontline NHS staff, including a new test for liver disease based on technology developed to identify ripe cheese, a team of pedaling paramedics and a fully-integrated, GP-led dementia service are the top prize winners of this year’s prestigious NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes announced at a ceremony in London.
The prizes, now in their third year, are designed to identify, showcase and spread groundbreaking new ideas that will help solve some of the biggest challenges the NHS faces today. They include the new NHS Innovation Challenge for Dementia, in collaboration with Janssen Healthcare Innovation, which aims to identify better integrated care approaches for dementia, which affects 800,000 people in the UK.
The next round of NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes will be announced in the New Year.
Have you seen our Breakthrough Challenges in the fields of Dementia, Diabetes and Stroke? Register your interest in hearing further information about these challenges HERE.
A new integrated dementia service, run by a consortium of 162 GPs across 41 practices in Staffordshire, has landed the top award in the NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for Dementia. The Prize, run in collaboration with Janssen Healthcare Innovation, was set up this year to identify and reward innovative approaches for dementia, one of the biggest problems […] Read more.
With the closing of our Dementia Partnership Challenge on Wednesday 4 September, 48 applications were received from across the Health and Social care sector. This is the largest response we have had to a single challenge and we’re all very excited about it! The applications are now being reviewed by our Panel (whose biographies are available […] Read more.
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Professor Shennan (pictured) and his team at St Thomas’s Hospital have won our biggest prize to date. The team won £150,000 in February 2013 for the Pre-term Surveillance Clinic which provides a package of care to high risk pregnancies. Their interventions have resulted in reduction of more than 14% in pre-term births despite receiving referrals from all over the country.