Bright Ideas in Health 2019 - Launch

by Sharon Brown

The Bright Ideas in Health Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working within the NHS, industry and academia, who have risen to the challenge of telling us how, and where, they believe that improvements to the service provided to patients can be improved, either through a technical innovation or through better service delivery.


Everyone can play a part in developing innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges that we face every day. The competition, depending upon the category, is open to all SMEs, NHS organisations and academic institutions in the North East of England and North Cumbria.


The Bright Ideas in Health Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working within the NHS, industry and academia, who have risen to the challenge of telling us how, and where, they believe that improvements to the service provided to patients can be improved, either through a technical innovation or through better service delivery.


Everyone can play a part in developing innovative solutions to the healthcare challenges that we face every day. The competition, depending upon the category, is open to all SMEs, NHS organisations and academic institutions in the North East of England and North Cumbria.


Categories for the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2019:

  • Development of an Innovative Device or Technology - Sponsored by The Centre for Process Innovation
  • Digital Innovation in Health and Social Care - Sponsored by Great North Care Record
  • Innovation Champion Award - Sponsored by Newcastle University
  • Demonstrating an Impact upon Patient Safety
  • Outstanding Research Collaboration with the NHS - Sponsored by NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria and MedConNect North
  • Demonstrating an Impact upon Quality Improvement
  • Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine Award - Sponsored by Diagnostics North East
  • Innovation in Education - Sponsored by Health Education England North East

Details & Closing Dates
Entries into the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2019 are now open and more information can be found here. The closing date for 2019 entries is 31 July 2019.


Finalists will be informed in October and invited to the awards ceremony. Winners will be announced at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 14th November at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel.

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