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Nervecentre win prestigious HSJ Award for Mobile Handover

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University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with Nerve Centre Software – WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS HSJ AWARD

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with Nervecentre Software have won the Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information at the 2013 HSJ Awards.

The winners of the 2013 HSJ Awards were announced on 19 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards, is the largest celebration of healthcare excellence in the UK, highlighting the most innovative and successful people and projects in the sector.

The awards were created in 1981 to recognise, on a national platform, the projects and initiatives that deliver healthcare excellence and innovation. By shining a spotlight on cutting-edge innovations and best practice, the awards give impetus to improving the quality of health care in the UK.

After review by esteemed judging panels, made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with Nervecentre won in recognition of their real time system that is well defined

Paul Volkaerts, Managing Director of Nervecentre Software comments, “To win such a coveted award amongst such strong competition really shows the strength of our offering. This has been an exemplar project with strong clinical leadership and teamwork, and we are very proud of this amazing achievement.”

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said:

“Year after year, award winners tell us how their success has boosted their projects, raised morale and helped with securing backing and finance. Much of the best practice now common in the NHS began with schemes which were more widely adopted following their success at the HSJ Awards. Projects such as University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with Nervecentre’s can inspire NHS organisations elsewhere, helping to safeguard patient care through the encouragement of innovation and healthcare excellence at a time when the NHS is under the spotlight. Congratulations once again to all of this year’s finalists and winners. I will look forward to hearing about new and further developments of projects in 2014.”

The introduction of the new category; ‘Compassionate Patient Care’ for the 2013 HSJ Awards has been backed by the Department of Health. The new award celebrated ways in which healthcare organisations have responded to recommendations of the Francis report, and highlighted excellence and real dedication to compassionate people-centred care. Jeremy Hunt, health secretary, encouraged all organisations to consider entering the new HSJ Award category.

Now in its 32nd year, the 2013 event saw a record number of entries, with 139 organisations and 185 projects recognised on the shortlist as providers of healthcare excellence.

The full list of winners can be found below.

For more information on the HSJ Awards go to http://www.hsjawards.co.uk

EMAP media contact: Sarah Kemp on 07738 740831 or sarah.kemp@topright-group.com

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