Congratulations to the organisations that were shortlisted for the 2019 NICE shared learning award.

We received 68 entries from organisations across the NHS, local authorities, social care, and the voluntary and private sectors. The standard was extremely high.

2019 award winner

Fast-track surgery for operable patients with pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Cancer UK and University Hospitals Birmingham

An innovative new care pathway that speeds up access to pancreatic cancer surgery.

Find out more in our blog

It feels absolutely fantastic to have won this Shared Learning Award. We feel this work and this project could really drive improvements for pancreatic cancer. It’s exciting as it does feel like this is recognition of what a crucial piece of work this is and how important it could be in improving care.
Anna Jewell – Head of Support and Information, Pancreatic Cancer UK

Contact: Georgia Papacleovoulou

Senior Policy and Intelligence Manager, Pancreatic Cancer UK


Runners up

The Scarred Liver Project: a new diagnostic pathway to detect chronic liver disease

University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust


Highly commended entries

“Get up, Get Dressed” - frailty care on a surgical ward

Lavenham Ward - Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Behaviour Change: Enabling allied health professionals to have healthy conversations

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Respiratory Infections Team - a novel paradigm in the management of community acquired pneumonia

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alcohol withdrawal management for acute admissions to hospital -

Central and North West London & London North West University Healthcare NHS Trusts

Development of black and minority ethnic (BME) patient-centred dietary resources to improve hyperkalaemia in chronic kidney disease patients

King’s College Hospital in collaboration between several NHS Trusts and the British Dietetic Association

Planet Munch healthy lifestyle programme focusing on childhood obesity

Trim Tots CIC

NICE Guidance and Quality Standard Assurance : A process change to improve effectiveness and efficiency

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

A telephone appointment service to improve access to familial hypercholesterolaemia cascade screening

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Transforming mental health care for children and young people with long-term conditions: Mental health and psychological wellbeing drop-in centre

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust