It seems to get harder with every passing year, but it is always a pleasure to judge the NICE shared learning awards.
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 oral care in care homes, smoking cessation activities and heart failure care.
All of the shortlisted entries will present posters at the NICE conference in May with the four finalists giving stage presentation of their work:
- Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust – for their work on implementing NICE guidance for people with Osteoarthritis by incorporating more exercise into patient’s core treatment
- Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – where the team has developed a collaborative approach to the management of women with hypertension in pregnancy based on NICE guidance
- Mansfield District Council – have used NICE social care guidance to inform their innovative approach to supporting the transition from hospitals to care home settings
- Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council – for a wellbeing service set up to provide individual’s support on a range of health issues, implementing NICE public health guidance on Behaviour change
We’ll be taking a closer look at the above four finalists over the coming months so make sure you keep an eye on our website for the details. The competition winner will be announced at the conference.
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.
Last year’s prize was scooped by Somerset Gastroenterology Flexible Healthcare Team for their work on empowering patients and GPs to manage irritable bowel syndrome.