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This year’s Patient Safety Award winners revealed

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The vital work of nurses and other health professionals who are leading initiatives to improve patient safety was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony on Tuesday night.

The winners of the 2016 Patient Safety Awards were announced on 5 July at Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Now an integral part of the annual Patient Safety Congress, the awards are organised jointly by Nursing Times and sister title Health Service Journal.

The annual awards recognise and celebrate organisations demonstrating improved practice and delivery in patient safety.

This year we received over 650 submissions, of which 170 made it to the final cut. From those 18 winners were decided by an expert panel of judges, with an additional ten projects also receiving a high commendation in their category.

Nursing Times editor Jenni Middleton said: “The Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.

“Each of the winners have demonstrated excellence in their particular field of expertise at a time when budgets and other constraints have made it harder than ever to provide safe, effective care,” she said.

She added: “They have fought off strong competition to win, and we salute their well-deserved success, which in most cases represents many years of dedication and hard work.”

The awards were sponsored by Healthcare at Home, Macmillan Cancer Support, Patient Safety Collaboratives AHSN Network and Ridouts.

Full list of winners: 

CategoryWinning Organisation

Best Organisation

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Best Emerging Product or Innovation in Patient Safety

Royal Cornwall Hospital

Best Emerging Patient Safety Technology and IT

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Board Leadership

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Cancer Care

East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group

Cardiac Care

Papworth Hospital

Changing Culture to Improve Patient Safety

Essex County Council

Clinical Leadership

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - An innovative way of improving stroke care

Dementia Care

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Education and Training in Patient Safety

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth University, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Tust, SUDEP Action and UCL Institute of Neurology

Improving Safety in Medicines Management

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network

Improving Safety in Primary Care

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Managing Long-term Conditions

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Patient Safety in Mental Health

South West Zero Suicide Collaborative

Patient Safety in Care of Older People

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Preventing Avoidable Harm

Lancashire County Council

Procurement: Patient Safety

Lymphoedema Network Wales

Technology and IT to improve patient safety

Intelligent Health UK

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