It is that time of year again… The shortlist for the 2018 NICE shared learning awards has been finalised and we’re ready to share the exciting news.
All of the shortlisted entries will present posters at the NICE conference in June. Where our three finalists will also take to the stage to share their work:
- The Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network – for their efforts to embed faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests into their work to support people with inflammatory diseases of the bowel.
- Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust – who have developed a new ‘Food First’ approach to improve the management of malnourished care home residents.
- East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group – for working to reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections through better hydration in care homes.
The calibre of entries to the NICE shared learning awards continues to impress me.
This year, we received 76 shared learning examples, of which 20 were shortlisted.
It is always a pleasure to read them, but a difficulty to judge them – they are all good examples in my mind.
Our shortlist reflects the range of entries we received from health organisations, local authorities and voluntary organisations. They cover a broad range of topics including diabetes care, pain management and medicine optimisation in care homes.
We’ll be taking a closer look at our three finalists over the coming months so make sure you keep an eye on our website for the details. The competition winner will be announced in June at the NICE conference in Manchester.
NICE Shared Learning Awards provide the opportunity for NHS services, local authorities and other organisations to showcase their innovative examples of how they have implemented NICE guidance.