Congratulations to the organisations that were shortlisted for the 2018 NICE shared learning awards.

We received 76 entries from organisations across the NHS, local authorities, social care, and the voluntary and private sectors. The standard was extremely high. The finalists will present their work at this year’s NICE Conference in Manchester and attending delegates will vote for the winner.

2018 awards



Highly commended

2017 award winner:

ASSIST Early Hospital Discharge Scheme - reducing bed blocking and improving the transition from hospital to home

In Mansfield and Ashfield integrated working between clinical practitioners, social workers and housing teams has unblocked thousands of beds and saved the NHS £1.4m last year. The multi-disciplinary team works with adults at the point of admission to free up staff time in A&E by signposting people with social needs. They also work together on wards of the hospital to identify and work with patients who are fit to go home but may need assistance to do so.


If one were to scale up this work it would be massive across the UK. Savings of this magnitude would go a long way towards funding 7-day secondary care
Dr Mark Holland, President to the Society for Acute Medicine

Contact: Christine Fisher

Housing Operations and Safeguarding Manager

Mansfield District Council


Telephone: 01623 463711

Runners up

OASIS Group: improving quality of life in patients with lower limb osteoarthritis

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

OASIS group poster

Blackburn with Darwen's integrated Wellbeing Service: making what we have work better

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council


Blackburn with Darwen’s integrated Wellbeing Service: making what we have work better poster

Management of hypertension in pregnancy


Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Management of hypertension in pregnancy poster

  Download the posters for 2017's highly commended entries

See winners and runners up from previous years