HSJ Partnership Awards will showcase pharma’s inspirational joint working projects


23 August 2018

2019 HSJ Partnership Awards will showcase pharma’s inspirational joint working projects with the NHS

Health Service Journal (HSJ), the news and information service for all healthcare leaders working in, for, or with the NHS, has expanded and enhanced its Partnership Awards for 2019. This follows the success of its inaugural programme earlier this year where Merck, Sharp and Dohme were recognised for Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS for their role in the NHS England Test Bed programme.

The newly launched 2019 Partnership Awards, which recognise private sector organisations, including pharma companies, that are working to help the NHS deliver better and more cost-effective patient care, boast several new categories and a prestigious black tie dinner awards ceremony at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge on 20 March 2019

Featuring a total of 21 different categories, covering a broad swathe of sectors, the expanded programme now has new categories, including mental health consultancies and not-for-profit organisations.

A vast range of joint working projects and service providers will be eligible for recognition. Entrants must be able to demonstrate that their projects have made a tangible difference to the NHS by, for example, improving services, facilities or quality of life for patients, or working more efficiently to save money.

Winning entries in the 2018 HSJ Partnership Awards included new payroll systems, a new clinical pathway for leg ulcers and an alternative dispute resolution protocol tool, with each project demonstrating clear benefits to NHS organisations.

Alastair McLellan, Editor of HSJ, said: “Hundreds of organisations, across numerous sectors, work behind the scenes to assist the NHS. However, their contributions are often unseen and not given due credit. The HSJ Partnership Awards provide the opportunity to celebrate the work of these invaluable contributors who are delivering tangible benefits to NHS patients, clinicians and the facilities they use.

“Building on the tremendous success of the first HSJ Partnership Awards, we have adopted a black tie dinner format, similar to that used for our HSJ Awards programme. The glamorous evening will showcase the innovative projects and long-term support programmes that are really making a difference to the NHS in these challenging economic times.”

For details on the individual categories and entry criteria, please log on to www.partnership.hsj.co.uk.

Entries must be submitted by 26 October 2018.



Andrew Baud, Tala, 020 3397 3383 or 07775 715775, andrew.baud@teamtala.com