East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and Careflow Connect Ltd win the KSS ASHN award for enhancing innovation through collaboration with their project: Real-time Communication, alerting and referrals across multi-disciplinary teams.

Innovation is the winner at KSS Expo and Awards 2016

Showcasing the latest best practice and products at the Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) Expo and Awards yesterday gave successful healthcare innovation a unique opportunity to spread further and faster.

With delegate numbers nudging 500, over 60 exhibitors and more than 40 poster competition entries, the event stimulated new partnerships and collaborations that will lead to better health, better care and better value across the region.

People attending came from across the region’s health and social care, third sector, higher education and industry organisations.

They were addressed by some of the country’s most inspiring and influential speakers including: Dr Keith Ridge, CBE, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, NHS England; Beverley Bryant, Director of Digital Technology, NHS England; Lord Filkin CBE, Chair, Centre for Ageing Better, and Eliot Forster, Executive Chair, MedCity, and CEO, Immunocore.

The event celebrated organisations and projects who made an impact in three key areas that contribute towards the Five Year Forward View and the £22bn challenge:

  • Digital innovation
  • Medicines optimisation
  • Out of hospital services for older people.

Guy Boersma, Managing Director, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network (KSS AHSN), said:

“Thank you to everyone who was part of the Expo and Awards 2016 for making it such an informative, innovative and inspirational event.

“Much of the inspiration came from the Award winners and finalists and I congratulate them all on their success.

“I hope that delegates who came to Expo left with the determination to take what they’ve seen, learnt or been inspired by and use it to make a difference to local people, colleagues and communities.

“That’s where the real value of the Expo and Awards lies – in the inspiration it provides for people to think differently, change what they do and have a greater impact for patients.”

KSS Expo and Awards 2016 is a partnership between:

  • Kent Surrey Sussex Leadership Collaborative
  • South East Clinical Strategic Networks
  • South East Health Technologies Alliance, and
  • Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network.

KSS AHSN award winners

Enhancing innovation through collaboration

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust and Careflow Connect Ltd for their project: Real-time Communication, alerting and referrals across multi-disciplinary teams.

Enhancing Quality and Recovery team of the year

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust for their Enhancing Recovery Programme.

End of life care

NHS North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group for their project: Coordinated, Safe, Integrated.

Improving out of hospital services for older people

Sussex Community NHS Trust for their project Coastal Proactive Care.

Outstanding care home (award sponsored by Age UK)

The New Grange Care Home in Worthing.

Patient safety

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust for their project: 10 Minute Meeting: “A New Innovation” Quality Improvement Initiative for Cardiac Arrests and Medical Emergencies.

and

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust with their project: A proactive approach to learning from serious incidents.

Poster competition

Medication Review Pharmacist Care Home, Lucy Alexakis, Guildford & Waverley CCG

Patient, carer and public engagement (sponsored by South East Strategic Clinical Networks)

Sussex Community NHS Trust for their project: Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System for people with cerebral palsy.

For more information contact:

Rick Fell, KSS AHSN press office on 07827 369797