Shared Learning Awards 2012 Shortlist announced
Three organisations are in the running to win this year's Shared Learning Awards, following almost 60 entries from across the NHS, local authorities, and the voluntary and private sectors.
The three shortlisted entries are:
- Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for their work on improving the care of newborn babies with brain injury across the East of England.
- Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for improving the quality of care for people with alcohol problems through implementing the NICE alcohol use disorders guidelines.
- West Middlesex University Hospital for assessing the impact of implementing a hospital discharge chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care bundle on the respiratory ward at West Middlesex University Hospital.
Now in their sixth year, the awards were established by NICE to recognise and reward innovative ways of using and implementing our guidance and to encourage shared learning.
Last year, the prize was won by Manchester Royal Infirmary for their work in transforming haemodialysis treatment in Manchester.
The home haemodialysis team developed an innovative approach to dialysis delivery which has empowered patients to perform haemodialysis independently at home, avoiding the need for regular visits to the hospital for treatment.
Other former winners include a specialist eye service in Birmingham that used NICE guidance to help save the sight of nearly 450 people in its first year, and the Staffordshire branch of the national charity Addaction for putting NICE public health guidance on needle and syringe programmes into practice to improve the quality of their local service.
The three entries for this year were selected from a shortlist of 20 entries and will now battle it out at the NICE Annual Conference on the 15-16 May at the ICC in Birmingham for the prize of overall winner.
The three organisations will each give a formal 5 minute presentation in a plenary session at the conference, which will then be voted on by conference attendees.
Three other organisations, who narrowly missed out on being shortlisted, will also be given the chance to present their work at the conference.
NICE will also produce a poster for the 20 shortlisted projects, which will be displayed in the Shared Learning Zone in the NICE Conference exhibition hall and all projects will receive free conference places.
Missed out on the shortlist this year? Submit an example of putting NICE guidance into practice to be considered for the 2013 Awards.
22 March 2012