The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and the Department of Health announced the award winners at a ceremony in London last week.
Derby City Hospital’s Renal Services Team, winners of the Safety in Care Award, also reduced use of antibiotics by 90%, releasing nursing time for patient education.
Other winners include the Royal Bolton Hospital, where nurses played a key role in using Lean Thinking techniques – created by Toyota – to reduce mortality rates, length of stay, post-operative complications and delayed discharges.
The winners had faced regional competition before being named as finalists in each of the 14 categories. Click here for more information on the winners.