Teams from Newcastle Hospitals are winners at the annual Bright Ideas in Health Awards.
Our team behind ‘Development of a New Hazardous Patient Transport Device’ were named winners in the Outstanding Industry Collaboration category and the NCBD Stoma Programme team took home the Cross-organisation Working to Deliver Research award at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 March.
The awards, now in their 18th year, recognise those who are finding new ways to improve the health and social care system, whether it’s through development of new products or technologies, changing the way a service is delivered, research methods, or collaboration opportunities.
Our Trust was one of the proud sponsors alongside the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (NENC ICB), featured 10 categories this year including Digital Innovation in Health and Social Care, Contribution to Sustainable Healthcare, Innovation in Clinical Education and many more.
Dr Nicola Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), which organises the awards, said: “Our 18th Bright Ideas in Health Awards were particularly special as it marked the first face to face ceremony since our last get together more than three years ago. Innovation played a critical role in supporting us to get through the pandemic, so it felt very poignant to reflect and celebrate everything that has been achieved within our vibrant and cohesive ecosystem.
“The awards once again highlighted the breadth of entrepreneurial spirit and talent we have within the region’s health and care sector. I’d like to extend a huge congratulations to everyone who took home awards and all the innovators who continue to embrace the challenge of thinking differently. There are some incredibly exciting innovations that could make a real difference to people accessing health and care services across the North East and North Cumbria and we are looking forward to supporting these as they progress in the future.”
The winners in the 10 categories receive a cash prize and support from innovation experts at the AHSN NENC to progress their ideas.
The winners in each category are listed below:
|Development of an Innovative Device or Technology, sponsored by The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)|
|WINNER: Point-of-Care Blood Test for the Pre-hospital Identification of Stroke Patients Suitable for Emergency Thrombectomy Treatment – Newcastle University and Pockit Diagnostics|
|Digital Innovation in Health and Social Care|
|WINNER: Sunderland Clinical Support Information (CSI) – Sunderland GP Alliance|
|Innovation in Clinical Education, sponsored by NHS Health Education England|
|WINNER: MDT Fetal Wellbeing Education Programme – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust|
|Demonstrating an Impact upon Patient Safety and / or Quality Improvement|
|WINNER: 3D Printing in Trauma and Orthopaedics – South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Cross-organisation Working to Deliver Research, sponsored by NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria|
|WINNER: NCBD Stoma Programme: A medley of methodologies across organisations to deliver high impact commercial research – The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Outstanding Industry Collaboration|
|WINNER: Development of a New Hazardous Patient Transport Device – The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Innovation and Improvement in Reducing Healthcare Inequalities Award|
|WINNER: Autism Expert by Experience – South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust|
|Contribution to Sustainable Healthcare|
|WINNER: Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing Hub – Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust|
|Innovation Champion Team Award|
|WINNER: No-One Left Behind: Meeting the changing needs of palliative patients in the community throughout the pandemic and beyond – St Oswald’s Hospice|
|Innovation Champion Award|
|JOINT WINNERS: Charlotte Mutton, Specialist Lead Bereavement Midwife – South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust Caroline Tweedie, Specialist Breast Care Nurse – Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust|
To see the full list of finalists and more information on their shortlisted innovations, visit: https://brightideasinhealth.org.uk/finalists-2022/