Winners of HSJ Awards 2011 are announced

WEB solutions to boost communicable disease control and manage long-term conditions in the community, and a cost-cutting carbon reduction programme, are just a few of the projects singled out for praise in this year’s HSJ Awards.

More than 1,400 guests attended the 30th annual ceremony recently to hear the announcement of the winners in 18 categories, covering the best innovations, ideas and dedication found throughout the healthcare sector over the last year.

Alastair McLellan, HSJ editor, said: “As well as highlighting the quality of this year’s winners, we would also like to honour the hundreds that have won HSJ Awards over the last three decades. Their combined contribution is responsible for many of the huge advances the service has delivered.

"All working in and with the NHS will hope that 2012 will prove to be a more positive year than this, while recognising the challenges of reform and productivity are set to become even sharper. We hope and believe the 2011 HSJ Awards winners can be an inspiration to light the way ahead."

Handing over the Good Corporate Citizenship Award at the event at the Grosvenor Hotel in London to Sussex Community NHS Trust, Sonia Roschnik, operational director at the NSH Sustainable Development Unit, said: “The trust has been selected for its resourcefulness in supporting Good Corporate Citizenship across a range of key areas, while keeping environmental and financial costs to a minimum.

"It demonstrated substantial and tangible results at a time of transition and considerable organisational change."

The award recognises Sussex's ambitious five-year sustainable development management plan,which promises zero waste to landfill and a 25% carbon footprint reduction by 2015.

The full list of winners is as below:

Acute and Primary Care Innovation Award

Winner : University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Acute Healthcare Organisation of the Year Award

Winner : South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended : Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Best Social Marketing Project Award

Winner : NHS Devon with Exeter College
Highly commended : NHS Lincolnshire and partners

Clinical Service Redesign Award

Winner : North West Ambulance Service
Highly commended : Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust

Commissioning Organisation of the Year Award

Winner : Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group
Highly commended: NHS North East Essex

Data and Information Management Award

Winner: Health Protection Agency
Highly commended : Torbay Care Trust

Enhancing Quality and Efficiency in Services for Children and Young People Award

Winner: University College Hospitals London
Highly commended: Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Good Corporate Citizenship Award

Winner : Sussex Community NHS Trust
Highly commended: NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT

Improving Care with Technology Award

Winner: Saxmundham Health
Highly commended: Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Innovation in Mental Health Award

Winner: Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; and Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Managing Long-Term Conditions Award

Winner: North West London
Highly commended: Helen Sanderson Associates

Patient Centred Care Award

Winner: South Cheshire Health and Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning
Highly commended: Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust, and Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Patient Safety Award

Winner: Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Procurement Initiative of the Year Award

Winner: NHS Blood and Transplant
Highly commended: NHS Midlands and East strategic projects team

Quality and Productivity Award

Winner: NHS Knowsley with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Research Culture Award

Winner: Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust; and United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Staff Engagement Award

Winner: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with London Borough of Greenwich
Highly commended: Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Workforce Development Award

Winner: Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Highly commended: Liverpool Community Health; and The Practice

The Secretary of State Award

Winner: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with London Borough of Greenwich

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