The HSJ Digital Awards aim to celebrate the power of digital products, projects and services to transform care delivery, enhance efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. This year, as well as DigitalHealth.London being a finalist for an award, two Accelerator alumni won at the awards ceremony in June.
DigitalHealth.London’s Digital Fellowship Programmes were selected as a finalist for the Digital Literacy, Education and Upskilling Award. DigitalHealth.London’s 12-month Digital Fellowship Programmes support NHS staff to lead transformation projects underpinned by digital innovation. The Digital Pioneer Fellowship has supported 97 Fellows from 45 NHS organisations across London and the south east, and national organisations including NHS England. The Horizon Fellowship, run in partnership with CW Innovation, is supporting individuals within Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with transformation project ideas to improve patient care. All 112 projects undertaken by Digital Pioneer and Horizon Fellows so far have led to improved patient care and/or experience either directly or indirectly. Although we did not win the award on the night, we were proud to be nominated and congratulate Cardiff and Vale University Health Board on winning the award for The NHS Wales University Eye Care Centre.
Two Accelerator alumni however did win awards on the night:
Concentric Health with their partners at Portsmouth Hospitals University won the empowering Patients through Digital award for their work enhancing patient pathways and accelerating acute Trust elective recovery through the introduction of digital consenting.
Limbic in partnership with Mind Matters and Surrey and borders Partnership Foundation Trust won the Improving Mental Health through Digital award for their project “Supporting referral and assessment in NHS Talking Therapy services: how Limbic and Mind Matters changed the patient pathway.”
Zohra Khaku, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Limbic said: “It’s been wonderful to collaborate with Mind Matters at SABP. This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved and the impact we’ve made together in helping more patients get the mental health support they need.”
Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners!