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NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards

Yorkshire & Humber AHSN would like to congratulate the winners of the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards, including Healthcare Communications, – named as Supplier of the Year.

The awards, hosted by the NHS Northern Customer Board and the Innovation Agency, celebrate the work of businesses, third sector organisations and the NHS in collaborating to deliver great patient care.

They are sponsored by the Innovation Agency, Health Innovation Manchester and Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network.

A full list of winners and the highly commended is below:

Innovation award: IEG4 Ltd. Highly commended: Patchwork

Acute sector award: DrDoctor and Intouch with Health. Highly commended: LloydsPharmacy

Patient experience award: Moving Essence Ltd

Mental health and community sector award: Frontier Medical Group

Small business award: Olympus Associates Ltd. Highly commended: Patchwork, SF Taylor

Support services award: Healthcare Communications. Highly commended: Acorn Partnership

Value-based procurement award: Radiology Management Solutions. Highly commended: Urgo Medical

NHS procurement champion award: Satpal Singh, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Highly commended: Tissue Viability Team, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

NHS procurement rising star: Ben McKeogh, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

NHS procurement innovation award: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, North West Shared Infrastructure Services, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria. Highly commended: NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster

NHS supplier engagement award: Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Highly commended: NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster

Supplier of the year: Healthcare Communications

Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, said: “All the award winners deserve huge congratulations. At their heart, these awards showcase some fantastic collaborations between NHS organisations and their partners that ensure improved patient care.”

Mick Guymer, Chair of the NHS Northern Customer Board, added: “The quality and diversity of the work that’s being rolled out across the region is very impressive. It’s very encouraging that so many collaborations are taking place to overcome the challenges we face and deliver efficiencies and better care.”