The 14 high-calibre winners of the 2020 HSJ Partnership Awards have been announced during an awards ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster on Thursday 27th February 2020.
The HSJ Partnership Awards – now in their 3rd year – are independently judged by experts from across the healthcare sector, looking specifically for organisations from the private and charitable sectors that clearly strive to improve collaboration and innovation within the NHS.
A great variety of different sectors and industries from all over the country were represented throughout the evening. The diversity on display – both in terms of the projects undertaken and the teamwork showcased – demonstrated a growing dedication to work efficiently and effectively with the NHS.
The awards ceremony was hosted by the lively and engaging Ellie Taylor who led the evening with the passion and respect that the finalists and winners rightly deserved.
Of the 14 winners, Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS was awarded to Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company, NHS England and NHS Partners for its work on an innovative treatment that has offered the hope of disease-free years to people suffering from lymphoma.
The judges saw this as transformational treatment which couldn’t have been done by the NHS alone. It demonstrated a passionate and ambitious approach to transformational medicine.
Further winners from the evening were:
- The Perinatal Institute was awarded Best Not For Profit Working in Partnership with the NHS for the low-cost – 50p per birth – of their work on the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP). GAP was able to demonstrate that most unexplained stillbirths were associated with growth restriction. For its work, judges praised the institute for the excellent nation-wide reach of the initiative and for the team’s consistent commitment to low costs whilst putting saving lives first.
- Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign was won by Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare which has redesigned how patients receive oncology drugs by moving many routine treatments to a centre run by Lloyds Pharmacy. This helped Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust to improve services allowing them to cope with the increasing demand for outpatient appointments. Judges praised the project for making a really good use of data and clearly articulating benefits for patients and for the NHS provider, highlighting the elevated level of patient engagement and improved patient experience.
HSJ Editor Alastair McLellan said, “The HSJ Partnership Awards are always a wonderful showcase for the outstanding work across healthcare today. I am always extremely honoured to be involved in recognising high standards in healthcare. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees at this year’s awards.”
“It is always inspiring to hear of how organisations work together to help improve and continually contribute to innovation in the healthcare sector.”
The full list of award winners and those highly commended can be found on the HSJ Partnership Awards website.