The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) would like to thank Medipex for the opportunity to support their 2015 Innovation Awards & Showcase, not only as main sponsors, but also as judges for the Mental Health & Wellbeing, Primary Care and Secondary Care award categories.
Innovators from around the region gathered at Oulton Hall, Leeds on the 8th October for a networking event and awards ceremony where seven teams were crowned winners across five categories: Digital Health, GP & Primary Care, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Medical Devices & Diagnostics and Secondary Care. The awards provide a platform to showcase pioneering new ideas and technologies developed by, or with, NHS staff to improve patient care and make services more efficient
Events such as the Medipex Innovation Awards allow the opportunity to recognise and reward the achievements of our regional innovators and stimulate new ideas and networks. There are many innovative thinkers and creative minds in the Yorkshire & Humber region, from industry, academia and front line health and social care provision, and the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN is working in collaboration with a range of regional partners to identify the individuals and teams responsible for the best of these new ideas and share best practice to encourage others to adopt new ways of working, regionally and nationally.
During the evening, Philippa Hedley-Takhar, Head of Investments & Partnerships at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN spoke on behalf of the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN regarding the importance of creating an organisational culture of innovation and how different forms of innovation (evolutionary, revolutionary and combinatorial) each have a role to play in responding to our current and future healthcare challenges.
Dick Clark (CEO, Medipex) also spoke about regional activity to support innovators including collaborative projects with the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN – the Proof of Concept programme for SMEs, which is to launch in November 2015, and the Innovation Scouts Network, frontline NHS employees who act as innovation ambassadors within their host organisations and help drive adoption and diffusion of new ideas and best practice within the NHS.
The Yorkshire & Humber AHSN would like to congratulate the finalists and winners, please click here to see the full list.