11 Accelerator companies shortlisted in 2023 HSJ Partnership Awards

The HSJ Partnership Awards celebrate the most effective collaborations with the NHS and also acts as a platform to shape the future of the new integrated health and care system. 11 DigitalHealth.London Accelerator companies were recognised as finalists for the 2023 HSJ Partnership Awards across a number of categories:

Best Acute Sector partnership in the NHS

Infinity Health and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (FT)

Elliott Engers, CEO, Infinity Health said: “It is a great achievement to be shortlisted for our partnership with Somerset to banish the bleeps in out of hours. Outdated bleeps are inefficient, frustrating for staff, and take staff away from patient care. We are so proud of this work to reduce bleep use and make the lives of staff and patients better through the use of digital task management.”

Locum’s Nest Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals FT

Locum’s Nest and Mid and South Essex FT

Locum’s Nest and North Middlesex University Hospital Trust

Dr Ahmed Shahrabani, Co-Founder, Locum’s Nest said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for 7 HSJ Partnership Awards across 5 categories alongside 21 of our NHS partner Trusts. More than a celebration of success stories, this is a wonderful recognition for all the NHS Trusts involved and our teams, shared across a platform shaping the future of our new integrated health and care system. The continued support from both the NHS Innovation Accelerator and the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator teams have been an important contribution to this great achievement in our work with NHS partner Trusts being recognised as some of the most effective partnerships, innovative projects and collaborations in the UK health system.”

Medefer and Isle of Wight Trust

Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative

Definition Health and and Royal Surrey FT

Best Healthcare Provider partnership with NHS

Medefer and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust

Patchwork Health and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals FT, The Hillingdon Hospitals FT, London North West University Healthcare Trust and Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Dr Anas Nader, CEO & Co-Founder, Patchwork Health said: “We are so incredibly proud to have partnered with four NHS Trusts in North West London to deliver digital-first initiatives which are transforming how we staff our wards. It’s fantastic to see our collaborative staff bank project recognised by the HSJ and we’re grateful for the continued support of key partners such as DigitalHealth.London in helping us achieve this. Now, more than ever, the NHS needs scalable, impactful, and implementable solutions. We’re humbled and grateful to be delivering these projects alongside our valued NHS colleagues.”

Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS

Limbic and Surrey and Borders Partnership FT

Ross Harper, CEO, Limbic said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS’ recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our teams to successfully implement Limbic Access, our AI e-triage chatbot assistant. Our mission at Limbic is to help IAPT services deliver the highest quality care for patients across the UK. We’re incredibly proud to be seeing this impact with innovative partners like Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust.”

Environmental sustainability Project of the Year

Locum’s Nest and University Hospitals of Leicester Trust

HealthTech Partnership of the Year

Cinapsis and Cheshire & Merseyside ICB

Dr Owain Rhys Hughes, CEO, Cinapsis said: “We are so grateful for the support we’ve gained as part of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator. Delivering a successful and sustainable health tech solution rests on a great deal of collaboration and it has certainly enabled us to achieve this. Through the Accelerator we have been able to make strong connections with a number of key innovators and stakeholders who have helped shape the development of Cinapsis and supported us in delivering our platform into clinicians’ hands. The extensive network has provided invaluable advice and expertise, and allowed us to grow and develop our solution in a way which meets the needs of healthcare workers on the ground. We couldn’t be prouder to have been recognised as a finalist in the HSJ Partnership Awards and can’t wait to continue supporting clinicians to reduce the elective care backlog and speed up access to urgent and emergency care.”

Definition Health and North Cumbria Integrated Care FT

getUBetter and NHS South West London and South West London ICS

Huma and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Life Sciences Hub Wales

Islacare and Nottinghamshire Healthcare FT

Pete Hansell, Co-founder, Islacare said: “We are so excited to have been shortlisted for 2023 HSJ Partnership Awards for “Healthtech Partnership of the Year” for our work with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. We are so lucky to have worked with such incredible clinicians and administrators who are so dedicated to using technology to provide the best care for their patients. Isla has already demonstrated its value in the Trust assisting clinician workloads and improving patient experience, and we are excited to continue to grow our partnership in this Trust. Thanks to all those who have supported us along the journey.”

Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign

Locum’s Nest and The Digital Collaborative Bank

Medefer and the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance

Most effective Contribution to improving cancer outcomes

Medefer and the Surrey and Sussex Cancer Alliance

Most effective contribution to integrated health and care

HN and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS

Dr Joachim Werr, Founder and Executive Chairman of HN said: “It is an honour to be shortlisted for the HSJ awards alongside Staffordshire & Stoke ICS, where we have implemented the AI technology developed during our time on the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator.”

Locum’s Nest and RLDatix, and North Central London ICS

Workforce and wellbeing initiative of the year

Locum’s Nest and North Middlesex University Hospital Trust

Islacare and Limbic are part of the sixth cohort of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme and Infinity Health, Locum’s Nest, Medefer, Definition Health, Patchwork Health, Cinapsis, getUBetter, Huma and HN are alumni companies of the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme.

The DigitalHealth.London Accelerator is a collaborative programme funded by two of London’s Academic Health Science Networks – UCLPartners and the Health Innovation Network – MedCity, CW+ and receives match funding from the European Regional Development Fund