HSJ awards: Accelerator companies and Fellowship alumni finalists

Five DigitalHealth.London Accelerator company partnerships made it to the finals of the HSJ Partnership Awards, while two Pioneer Fellowship alumni were part of winning teams.

The HSJ Partnership Awards celebrate the most effective partnerships with the NHS and recognises the successes of working with private and third sector companies. Five DigitalHealth.London Accelerator companies were finalists at the Awards, with two winning the Highly Commended recognition in their categories:

Patchwork, from the current Accelerator cohort, was Highly Commended in the Workforce Innovation category with their partner York Teaching Hospitals FT, for implementation of an innovative technology solution to transform temporary staffing.

Patchwork was also a finalist for the System and Data Integration Award with their partners PA Consulting and The Hillingdon Hospitals FT, for their use of automation to create an end-to-end workforce management solution.

The Accelerator cohort 2018/19 company, Health Navigator, was highly commended in the HealthTech Partnership of the Year category with their partners The Nuffield Trust, York Teaching Hospitals FT and Vale of York CCG, for their work in predicting and preventing urgent care through AI and health coaching.

Locum’s Nest, also a 2018/19 company, was a finalist in the HealthTech Partnership of the Year category for their Digital Collaborative Bank which has partnered with eight NHS Trusts saving millions each year. They were also a finalist in the Workforce Innovation Award category for the Bank’s impact on creating a sustainable clinical workforce in those eight trusts.

Sitekit from the Accelerator’s 2017/18 cohort, was also a finalist in the HealthTech Partnership of the Year category with their partner, SSAFA the Armed Forces Charity, for their eRedbook supporting military families in Cyprus and Kenya.

Finally, cohort 2016/17 company Lumeon, was a finalist in the Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign category with their partners, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital FT and CW+, for digitising in-hospital NHS postnatal care pathway.

Two Digital Pioneer Fellowship alumni, Helen Parrott and Jane Sproat, were also in attendance. Helen, Clinical Lead at NuvoAir, was part of the winning team for the HealthTech Partnership of the Year Award. NuvoAir’s partnership with Royal Brompton and Harefield FT won for their digital innovation for people with cystic fibrosis.

Jane was a finalist for the Best Consultancy Partnership as part of the Accenture, NHS Digital and Healthy London Partnership team, for their project empowering a digital social care workforce.