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About the Awards

The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network has officially opened nominations for its new Innovation, Improvement and Impact awards.

The awards will be presented at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN’s Innovation, Improvement and Impact Conference to be held at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on Wednesday January 31 2018.

The awards are open to NHS partner organisations, industry and academic partners who are contributing to improving healthcare in the region.

Countdown to nominations closing

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Award Categories

1. Patient Safety Achievement

Awarded to team / organisation who has made biggest Patient Safety Achievement in 2017

The winner of this award will demonstrate...

  • Measurable improvements in patient safety, with quantitative statistics such as a reduction in adverse events over a sustained period of time
  • Evidence of how the team / organisation has embedded innovation or improvement into its routine practice
  • How they are looking to spread the achievement into other areas

2. Performance through partnership

Best collaboration between partner organisations from NHS, industry and academia

The winner of this award will demonstrate...

  • Great partnership working which is providing mutual benefits to all parties involved
  • That the partnership has provided sustainable benefits to healthcare
  • A long term strategy for the evolution of the work of the partnership

3. Improving care through innovation or improvement

Marked improvement in patient outcomes achieved through the adoption of innovation or improvement

The winner of this award will demonstrate...

  • Measurable improvements in patient outcomes through the adoption of new innovation or improvement
  • Evidence through patient / staff feedback of how the innovation or improvement has made differences to patient care
  • How the innovation or improvement is sustainable

4. Using technology to improve efficiency

Marked finance or efficiency gains based on the adoption of new technology

The winner of this award will demonstrate...

  • Resource effectiveness showing improvements in patient outcomes or system efficiencies through the adoption of new technology
  • How the use of the new technology is sustainable

5. Best example of adoption and diffusion

Innovation or improvement that has been spread through multiple sites and helping contribute to the triple aim

The winner of this award will demonstrate...

  • The mass adoption of an innovation or improvement that has demonstrated measurable improvements in patient outcomes or system efficiency
  • Diffusion of the innovation or improvement into routine practice across multiple wards and/or organisations
  • Evidence to show the impact against the triple aim of the Five Year Forward View

6. Best patient driven innovation / improvement / collaboration

Patients have been at the centre and helped lead the development of a new innovation/improvement or collaboration

The winner of this award will demonstrate...

  • Evidence to show how patients have led the development of an innovation, improvement or a collaboration
  • Qualitative evidence through patient opinions and feedback
  • How the innovation / improvement / collaboration is showing measurable improvements to patient care

Hints & Tips

  • Your nomination can’t be saved online so ensure you give yourself enough time to complete it thoroughly
  • Consider completing your draft nomination offline first in word, allowing you to copy and paste your final submission
  • Ensure you read the nomination guide thoroughly (click here to view)


30th October 2017

Awards Open for Nominations

22nd December 2017

Awards Nominations Close

From 2nd January 2018

Judging commences

8th January 2018

Shortlisted Finalists announced

31st January 2018

Awards Ceremony

About the Awards Event

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

It will feature keynote speeches from service leaders on the themes of Today’s Challenges and Tomorrow’s Opportunities, Embracing Change with the healthcare sector and the Innovation Pipeline that is developing the solutions for future best and routine clinical practice.

There will be a series of presentations detailing examples of key projects in action and the benefits they are delivering.

Delegates will also be invited to visit our Ready Now Innovation Expo featuring innovators who are developing solutions that can support the challenges of delivering sustainability and transformation.

Click here to book your place