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Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (YHAHSN) are delighted to be sponsoring the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase on the 8th October 2015.

The Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase was created in 2005 to identify individuals and teams working for the NHS whose ideas or inventions have, or could lead to, improvement in the patient experience in all areas of care throughout the NHS.

In support of the awards, members of our team from the YHAHSN formed part of the judging panel for the Mental Health & Wellbeing, Primary Care and Secondary Care categories. During the awards showcase, Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Head of Investment & Partnerships, will be presenting the Mental Health & Wellbeing award, and talking about the role of the YHAHSN in supporting regional innovation and the importance of reward and recognition.

Award Categories

  • GP and Primary Care
    Innovations relating to improvements in primary care for example, that promote independent living, reduce hospitals admissions including pathway or service redesign incorporating new technology, or a book, a DVD, a training course, a public health campaign.
  • Secondary Care
    Innovations relating to improvements in secondary care for example, medicines management, reducing A&E waiting times and hospital stay, safe discharge into the community. We are particularly interested in incorporation of a technology into a service, clinical pathway redesign and cost-savings programmes associated with adoption of innovation.
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
    Innovations relating to improvements in mental health care in particular that promote appropriate safe, independent, healthy lifestyles including, pathway redesign, a book, a DVD, a training course, redesign of a service, a public health campaign, or incorporation of a new technology into a service.
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics
    Innovations relating to an idea for, or development of a new medical device, piece of equipment or diagnostic by a member or team of NHS staff including collaborations with a company or a University
  • Digital Health
    Innovations that demonstrate: Cost effective management of long term conditions through digital care, streamline administrative processes such as safe discharge, script switching, medicines management, or  focus on disease prevention or improved connectivity with medical devices/diagnostics.

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