The North of England’s most promising healthcare innovators have been revealed as the shortlist for the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is announced.
Now in its 14th year, the ceremony celebrates the achievements of NHS staff and healthcare SMEs that are working towards improving patient care in the North East and North Cumbria and beyond through pioneering product or service ideas.
A panel of judges for the region’s industry gathering have whittled down hundreds of entries to unveil the 21 finalists in this year’s prestigious competition.
Innovations in the running for this year’s awards include a GP direct booking service via NHS 111 and a falls prevention training programme, both by North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
The winners from each of the seven categories will be announced at a ceremony at the Hilton in Gateshead on Wednesday, November 15, where winners will receive a cash prize to help develop and commercialise their ideas.
Innovative Technology or Device
Device for the Detection of Peripheral Arterial Disease - The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Laboratory Sample Pallet - City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and Gateshead Health Foundation Trust
Care Home Digital Tablet – Transforming Healthcare in Care Homes - NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group
Outstanding Industry Collaboration with the NHS
A Non-Invasive Test for Bladder Cancer - Arquer Diagnostics Ltd.
Structured Digital Prescriptions For Orthotics - Peacocks Medical Group
Central Venous Line Fall Out in Renal Patients - City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Rib Attack enhanced Recovery Pathway - County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Durham
MOSAIC Honeycomb Seamless Care Model - The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pathway of Care - NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Reducing Patient Harm Associated with Acute Kidney Injury - South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and CRAB Clinical Informatics Limited
Mental Health Pathways - North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Dialogue and Action in Acute Childhood Illness – The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Primary and Community Care
No More ‘People in Suits’ - NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
Introduction of School-based Diabetes Clinic - The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
GP Direct Booking Via NHS111 - North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Most Innovative Education Provider
Evaluation of Training in Obsetric Emergencies – ‘SimMom’ - City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sunderland
Falls Prevention Training - North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
North Tees and Hartlepool Education Alliance - NHS Hartlepool and Stockton Clinical Commissioning Group
Research Delivery Impact
National Renal Complement Therapeutics Centre - The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Delivery of Research Awareness to Service Users, Carers and Staff - Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Limbal Stem Cell Therapy - The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University