Innovate Awards 2023 finalists announced
The finalists for the Innovate Awards 2023 have been announced following a rigorous round of judging over the last few weeks.
A grand total of 191 entries from health and care teams across the country, covering 11 award categories, has been shortlisted to 56 finalists, including two excellent innovators working in the South West.
BFB Labs were nominated across two categories: ‘Outstanding Contribution to Population Health Through Innovation’ and ‘Innovation Helping Address Health Inequalities’ for their work with Children and Family Health Devon on their innovation ‘Lumi Nova; Tales of Courage’, which we supported through our Health Equity Challenge Fund last year. Lumi Nova; Tales of Courage is a NICE-recommended game-based digital therapeutic intervention for children aged 7-12 years, designed to develop resilience and self-management, and reduce anxiety. We supported BFB to test access and effectiveness for children experiencing health inequity.
Also from the South West were our Devon colleagues Livewell Southwest in the ‘Best Use of Data in Health Innovation’ category. Their outstanding work has been leading the way in improving outcomes for people with deteriorating wounds through data insights.
Commenting on the award entries, Chief Executive from NHS Confederation, Matthew Taylor said: “The work and collaboration to spread innovation across health and care is truly remarkable, as evidenced in this year’s Innovate Awards submissions. Our judges have commented on just how impressive, exciting and inspiring the work contained within the entries has been, and we are delighted to be able to highlight and celebrate these efforts.”
Richard Stubbs, Vice Chair at the AHSN Network said: “Recognising and rewarding our innovators is crucial to creating a culture of innovation. That’s why we created the Innovate Awards last year and I’m delighted that we’ve attracted such a high calibre of entries for our second year. I’m hugely looking forward to the awards ceremony when we’ll announce the winners. The work doesn’t stop there though, we then need to make sure that we spread all this best practice throughout the NHS so that it benefits as many patients as possible.”
The 34 judges included prominent healthcare figures from NHS England, regional NHS Trusts and Integrated Care Boards, patient involvement organisations, health equality organisations and innovation specialists. Read more about the judges here.
The award ceremony will take place on the evening of 21 September 2023 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, in London, WC2B. Tickets are available to book here.
Following the high standard and volume of entries received in 2022, a new ‘Best Use of Data in Health Innovation’ category has been added this year, meaning there are 11 award categories in total.
A 12th ‘winner of winners’ award – Innovation Champion of the Year – will be selected by the judges from across the other category winners.
Read about 2022’s ‘winner of winners’, ChatHealth’s experience of entering and winning the awards.
The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate best practise examples of collaboration in the adoption and spread of innovation.
- New for 2023: Best Use of Data in Health Innovation
- Net Zero Innovation of the Year
- The Diversity in Innovation Award
- Excellence in Patient and Public Involvement in Transformation and Innovation
- Innovation Spread Award
- Best Workforce Innovation
- Innovation Helping Address Health Inequalities
- Outstanding Contribution to Population Health Through Innovation
- Innovative Health System of the Year
- Outstanding Collaboration with Industry
- Enabling Safer Systems of Care Through Innovation.