The Bright Ideas in Health Awards is an annual competition organised by NHS Innovations North on behalf of the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria.


The 2016 competition is now closed.
 

We are pleased to announce the sponsors of this years competition are:

NIHR Clinical Research Network: North East and North Cumbria
Onyx Health
Archer IP
AHSN NENC
NEQOS
Health Call
Sintons
North East Commissioning Support (NECS)
Quadrus Events
NHSA
University of Northumbria
RTC North Ltd
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Categories for the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2016 are:

Innovative Medical Device or Technology
This category relates to an idea for the development of, a new medical device, a new piece of equipment, or a diagnostic by a member of staff within the NHS.  This can be either working independently, as part of a team with other NHS staff members, or in collaboration with a company or University.

Innovation in Primary Care
Innovations which relate to improvements in primary and community care (out of hospital)  including (but not limited to) pathway redesign, a book, a DVD, a training course, redesign of a service, a public health campaign, prevention and self-care,  a new device or incorporation of a new technology into a service.

Service Improvement
This category is to showcase service improvements in NHS Trusts (in hospital) including (but not limited to) pathway redesign, a training course, redesign of a service, a public health campaign, a new device or incorporation of a new technology into a service, and cost-saving programmes associated with adoption of innovation.    

SME Innovation, sponsored by Onyx Health
The development of an innovative technology, design or process that has produced a major improvement to either business performance, end user benefit or patient care.

Patient and Public Involvement – Making Research Better, sponsored by NIHR CRN: North East and North Cumbria
Inviting entries from researchers, lay researchers, including research nurses, research AHP’s, Clinicians, PhD and Masters Students. The category will acknowledge innovative and creative ways in which high quality, meaningful  patient and public engagement along with involvement  has been achieved. The category will also consider the impact these achievements have had on patient experience and research delivery. Entries are likely to include examples from clinical settings, clinical trials, student projects and service development.


Information on the 2015 finalists can be viewed here.


For further information about the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2016 and for sponsorship opportunities please contact sarah.black@ahsn-nenc.org.uk

©2015 NHS Innovations North delivers innovation on behalf of the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria.

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