The HSJ has announced 11 organisations shortlisted for this award category sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the research arm of the NHS.
Devon Dementia Collaboration has set aside conventional ways of delivering research and came up with an effective alternative approach which harnessed the skills and infrastructure of the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Devon Partnership NHS Trust with an integrated multi-disciplinary team. Until this collaboration was created neither of the trusts were able to offer their patients and the public the opportunity to participate in NIHR dementia research. During 2015/16 over 100 people were recruited to NIHR dementia studies by the Devon Dementia Collaboration.
The HSJ awards are the largest and most prestigious celebration of healthcare excellence in the UK. The shortlisted teams will be presenting to the HSJ awards judging panel on 12 October 2016 and the award winners will be announced at a special ceremony in London on 23 November 2016.
Pictured above is Dr Ruth Newman and Jon Richards of Devon Partnership NHS Trust when presented with an award last year for successful recruitment of patients through the Devon Dementia Collaboration to research studies in the South West.