Winners include pharma, medtech, healthcare consultants and IT

Winners include pharma, medtech, healthcare consultants and IT specialists

Innovative pharma and medtech companies have been honoured in an awards scheme run by Health Service Journal (HSJ), the news and information service for all healthcare leaders working in, for, or with the NHS.

Healthcare consultants and IT specialists were also among the winners of the HSJ Partnership Awards, which recognise the efforts of private sector organisations that work behind the scenes to help the NHS deliver better and more cost-effective patient care. The awards scheme culminated in a ceremony in London on March 8.

The winners and highly commended organisations included:

Best Clinical Support Service: Winner, Urgo Medical Ltd

Best Healthcare Provider to the NHS: Winner, Circle Health

Best Innovation in Medical Technology: Winner Bruin Biometrics;

highly commended, Endomagnetics Limited & Neotract Teleflex Interventional Urology

Best Pharmaceutical Partnership with the NHS: Winner, Merck, Sharp and Dohme Ltd;

highly commended, Sandoz UK

Best Procurement Support or Service: de Poel health+care

Best Provider of Healthcare Analytics: Winner Carnall Farrar;

highly commended, Membership Engagement Services Ltd

Best Workforce Innovation: Winner, ESRconnect Ltd;

highly commended, Liquid Bronze

Consultancy of the Year: Winner Carnall Farrar;

highly commended, GE Healthcare Partners

The HSJ Partnership Awards scheme, which was launched in 2017, rewarded inspirational work carried out for the NHS by organisations ranging from architects, builders and facilities managers to IT experts, pharma companies, healthcare providers and medtech firms.

Entrants were required to demonstrate that their projects had made a tangible difference to the NHS by, for example, improving services, facilities or quality of life for patients, or saving money.

Alastair McLellan, Editor of HSJ, said: “The NHS relies heavily on the private sector for goods and services, but in these tough economic times suppliers must work harder than ever to ensure they offer value for money and help the NHS innovate and improve.

“The HSJ Partnership Awards scheme was launched last year to recognise and celebrate the significant contribution made behind the scenes by innovative suppliers. The judges have been greatly impressed by the standard of entries and we warmly congratulate the winners, highly commended organisations and all those who made it on to the shortlist.”


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