Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2018

by Sharon Brown

Healthcare innovators at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been named as finalists in the prestigious Bright Ideas in Health Awards.

We are in the running for the Development of a Device or Technology award for our ‘Blood Borne Virus (BBV) Test’ led by Dr David Chadwick, Consultant in Infectious Diseases.

While our ‘Safety checklists in ERCP are associated with reduced post-ERCP pancreatitis rates’ project led by Dr Darren Craig, is competing for the Demonstrating an Impact of Patient Safety honour.

The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday 29th November at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel. They will receive a cash prize as well as support to help them to develop their ideas into a new medical product or raise awareness of the innovative service.

Now in its 15th year, the awards celebrate individuals and organisations that are thinking outside the
box to improve health services across the North East and North Cumbria. 

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is supporting organisers, the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria, as one of the sponsors of this year’s event. The competition rewards the outstanding innovation and excellence emerging from the NHS, industry and academia across five categories. These are: Development of an Innovative Technology or Device; Service Improvement; Innovation Champion of the Year sponsored by Newcastle
University; Demonstrating an Impact upon Patient Safety; Research Impact: Improving Patient Care sponsored by: NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria. 

To find out more about the competition, visit:


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