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10 June 2016

A great night was had by all who attended the Health Enterprise East Innovation Awards Ceremony, hosted by BBC Look East presenter Susie Fowler-Watt at the Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted on Thursday 9th June..

Winners of each of the five categories - Medical Technology, Patient Safety, Software/ICT/Assistive Technology, Service Improvement, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) Innovation - received £2,500 to further develop their idea and an engraved trophy.

Announced winners are:

Medical Technology
Peter Hoskin & team from East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust: Fixation template device for the delivery of high dose radiation (brachytherapy) in prostate cancer treatment.

Patient Safety
Dr Latha Thangaraj & team from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Living in comfort, cherishing life - A project that has dramatically improved outcomes for elderly patients following hip fracture surgery.

Software/ICT/Assistive Technology
Harikrishna Doshi & team from Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Lung donor offers – An App that automatically matches organ donors to an ideal recipient from a pool of potential candidates without the need for manual selection.

Service Improvement
Philippa Taitt & team from Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:  A project that has increased efficiency and improved patient satisfaction by influencing ‘Did Not Attends’ (DNAs) in a busy radiology department.

SME Innovation
Andrea Haworth & team at Congenica Ltd: A genome analytics platform for rapid and accurate genomic interpretation and diagnosis of genetic disorders.

Dr Anne Blackwood, Chief Executive at HEE said: “In this our tenth NHS Innovation Competition we continue to recognised the very best ideas in health and care innovation from across the region. More so than ever, the NHS needs bright ideas to help address healthcare challenges and improve patient services.

“There was a strong response not just from NHS staff within our Member Trusts but from industry this year too. All those shortlisted were chosen not only for their creative thinking but also for their fantastic work and commitment to patient care and HEE will continue to work with each of them to support and promote the work that they do, now and into the future.
“As well as congratulating all the winners I’d like to thank our panel of judges who had the difficult task of making the selections, and to all of our sponsors for their generous support for the awards ceremony.”

Guest Speakers at the ceremony were Dr Steve Feast, newly appointed Managing Director of the Eastern Academic Health Science Network (EAHSN) and Andrea Haworth, Head of Clinical Services at Congenica, a company founded on world-leading genomic technology pioneered at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Department of Health. 

Congratulations once again to our winning teams!! Click here to view a selection of pictures from the evening