Shortlist for Shared Learning Awards 2011 announced
Three organisations are in with a chance of winning this year's Shared Learning Awards, following almost 100 entries from across the NHS, local authorities, and the voluntary and private sectors.
The three selected entries are from the East London Clinical Effectiveness Group for their work on increasing the use of low-cost statins among people with ischaemic heart disease, the Central Manchester Foundation Trust for their project to empower patients to perform haemodialysis independently at home instead of having to regularly visit the hospital, and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for their work on thromboprophylaxis in patients undergoing abdominal and pelvis surgery.
Now in their fifth year, the awards were established by NICE to recognise and reward innovative ways of using and implementing our guidance and to encourage shared learning.
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 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.
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 2012 awards.
7 March 2011