Finalists revealed for healthcare awards

Last year's Bright Ideas in Health Awards.

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.

Full shortlist

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

Service Improvement

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

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