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Could you be our next winner at our III awards?

The Yorkshire & Humber Genomics Medicine Centre won the award for the ‘Best Example of Adoption and Diffusion’ at last years Innovation, Improvement and Impact Conference and Awards, and have been very busy over the last 12 months!

Could you be our next winner who goes from strength to strength? Or know of a team/organisation that deserves recognition?   Nominations are still open, however time is running out as nominations close on Friday 8th December at 5pm. 

Throughout 2017, the Yorkshire and Humber Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) has recruited 2077 (1915 rare disease, 162 cancer) patients into the 100 000 Genomes Project. Patients have been recruited from around the region including Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Harrogate, Huddersfield, and Hull, mainly through outreach clinics within the clinical genetics department. Doncaster has been the first trust to officially become a Local Delivery Partner (LDP) and recruit cancer patients into the study, with Calderdale and Huddersfield, and Hull and East Yorkshire trusts very close to going live.

The GMC has been highly commended for their rare disease recruitment, where recruitment has been over target throughout the year, causing NHS England to increase our target numbers from 140 per month to 180. Other areas which we are front runners in the UK are in our Public and Patient engagement work and our active PPI panel, as well as the monitoring of samples through the system to know key information on delivery of target numbers.

There have been a couple of events run by the GMC in 2017, the first one on the 1st Feb to introduce the LDPs to the project with a bigger event in September which was open to a wider range of people with a focus on the effect genomics can have on patients and healthcare.

The awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to improving healthcare in the region, will be presented on Wednesday 31st January 2018 during the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s Innovation, Improvement and Impact Conference at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Entries from NHS partner organisations, industry and academic partners are welcome.

There are six award categories including:

  • Patient Safety Achievement
  • Performance through Partnership
  • Improving Care through Innovation or Improvement
  • Using Technology to Improve Efficiency
  • Best example of Adoption and Diffusion
  • Best Patient Driven Innovation/Improvement/Collaboration.

Last year’s Innovation, Improvement and Impact Conference was incredibly popular with over 200 delegates attending.

The winners of the 2017 awards were:

  • Leeds Children’s Hospital – winner of the Patient Safety Achievement Award for their S.A.F.E project.
  • Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre – winner of the Best Example of Adoption and Diffusion Award.
  • Maldaba Ltd – winner of the Performance through partnership award for their My Health Guide App for Adults with Learning Disabilities.
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – winner of the Improving Care through Innovation Award for their A Lifeline for Women in Forensic Services programme.
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust- winner of the Using Technology to Improve Efficiency Award for their project Advanced Web Based Pre-Operative Assessment to Improve Quality and Efficiency.
  • Recovery Enterprises – winner of the Best Patient Driven Innovation/Improvement/Collaboration Award for their project Flourish.

The Innovation, Improvement and Impact Conference and Awards provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals and industry colleagues to learn more about the work of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN, highlighting the benefits it is delivering both locally and nationally.

The event will feature keynote speakers and delegates will also be able to listen to presentations detailing key projects before being invited to visit the Ready Now Innovation Expo. This features innovators who are developing solutions that can support the challenges of delivering sustainability and transformation.

Richard Stubbs, CEO of the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN said: ‘’I am incredibly excited to see what developments there have been over the last year from NHS organisations and academic and industry partners and are looking forward to recognising and celebrating their dedication and hard work.”

For further information about the conference and to submit award nominations please click here.

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, there’s more information here