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The finalists for The Innovate Awards 2023 have been revealed following a rigorous round of judging.

The Innovate Awards saw a huge number of entries from health and care teams across the country covering 11 award categories. New for 2023 we have introduced the category: Best Use of Data in Health Innovation. 

The eleven eventual winners will also compete for ‘Innovation Champion of the Year’ to be announced on the evening of the award ceremony in September.

Net Zero Innovation of the Year


Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Kent and Medway, A recipe for emissions reduction success – A transparent and standardised methodology for carbon emission measurement through the NHS Emissions Quantification Recipe Book

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Fast Forward Sustainability

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH), Net Zero Is In Your Hands- empowering clinicians to lead the journey

Open Medical, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Achieves Remarkable Carbon Emission Savings with PathpointⓇ eTrauma and VFC

NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria ICB and Redmoor Health, The move to Net Zero in NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS in partnership with Redmoor Health

The Diversity in Innovation Award


The Essential Baby Co. In the Community CIC, The Bridge Project: Black Baby Loss Awareness Week

South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, The Community Mental Health Crisis Alternatives Alliance

The Shuri Network, The Shuri Network - Diversity in Digital Health

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Use of oVRcome Virtual Reality Headsets to reduce social anxiety and phobias associated with Hospital visits in patients with Learning Disability and Autism in Mid and South Essex


Excellence in Patient and Public Involvement in Transformation and Innovation Award

Supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK



Breast Cancer Now, Breast Cancer Now’s Service Pledge: Using the power of the patient voice to improve breast cancer services

University of Southampton, Championing patient co-design of an innovative resource to transform cancer genetics care pathways

Cardiff and Vale UHB; ImROC, Co-production - From Rhetoric to Reality in Cardiff and Vale

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust - Improving patient experience through evidence based practice with co-production

University of Sheffield, For children with children: co-production of a patient information video on treatment options to treat tooth decay in primary teeth

NIHR Devices for Dignity Medtech Cooperative, University of Sheffield, Israac Community Association, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS FT, Therapy Box, Partnership working to build AI health technology without bias

Innovation Spread Award

Supported by Pfizer



Betsi Cadwaladr University LHB in conjunction with IBEX Medical Analytical, SBRI and The All Wales Digital Pathology group, A pioneering AI revolution for Pathology across Wales.

AHSN & Qbtech, Focus ADHD: Improving ADHD is diagnoses in children and young people

Wessex AHSN, Improving asthma diagnosis and outcomes through increased access to Fractional exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) testing in primary care across England

Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System, Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System - Use of WHZAN for Remote Monitoring

GM NHS Bury, myHappymind in Bury

Best Workforce Innovation Award

Supported by Qbtech



Humber and North Yorkshire ICB, 180 Days

ImproveWell & Burns Service Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, Empowering the workforce to drive change at the Burns Service, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board / NHS Wales, Improving our employee investigations

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, The NHS Community workforce of the future

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, Using robotic automatic to improve workforce systems

Innovation Helping Address Health Inequalities

Supported by Boehringer Ingelheim



Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Addressing mental health inequalities through a NICE recommended Digital Therapeutic Intervention (Lumi Nova)

Brent ICP (Brent Council, NHS CLCH, NHS CNWL, VCS Partners), Brent Health Matters

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Improving hospital attendance through a health equity lens

NHS GM Bury, myHappymind in Bury

The Real Birth Company, The Real Birth Digital Programme

Childrens Hospital Alliance, WNB AI Innovation – Using predictive analytics in outpatient services to assist patients and families in attending healthcare appointments

Outstanding Contribution to Population Health Through Innovation


NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board, Cyted Ltd, Cytoprime 1

Humber and North Yorkshire ICB, Increasing Referrals to Lifestyle Programmes in Diabetes

Holgate PCN and Energy Systems Catapult, Scaling up Warm Home Prescription in England and Scotland: a collaboration in Middlesborough between a PCN, social prescribers and energy advisors

Eastern AHSN (EAHSN), Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and BFB Labs, The power of 3: an AHSN, a NHS Trust and a Tech developer

Everyturn Mental Health, Waiting List Support Service

Innovative Health System of the Year

Supported by IQVIA



Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System, Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System - Continuing to Push the Boundaries around Innovation

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside - Virtual Ward National Evaluation Site

NHS Cheshire & Merseyside, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside - World's 1st Multimorbidity Multispecialty Heart Failure MDT

Sunderland GP Alliance, Sunderland Clinical Support Information

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, The UK's First Remote Monitoring Enabled Acute Heart Failure Virtual Ward

Outstanding Collaboration with Industry


Definition Health & Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Definition health and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust: Adoption of a digital solution to recover from COVID-19 and transform surgical pathways

West of England Academic Health Science Network, Digital Health Champions: A collaborative and novel implementation strategy for digital therapeutics in COPD

Betsi Cardwali University Health Board & Metis Health, Hydra System

Barts Trust in partnership with EXI, Revolutionising Health Services through EXI: Empowering Lifestyle Behaviour Change

NHS Lothian and vCreate, Secure video integration and innovation by NHS Lothian

Enabling Safer Systems of Care Through Innovation


Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust with Oxehealth, Adopting non-contact monitoring technology to improve safety and care quality on mental health inpatient wards

Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Little Hearts At Home

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, OpenPredictor: Supporting elective recovery with NHS lead innovation in AI

NHS South Yorkshire ICB, Doncaster, Safer Prescribing of Opioids in Doncaster

UCLPartners and NCL Integrated Care Board, Using technology to improve outcomes for care homes residents through early identification and escalation of deterioration

Best use of Data in Health Innovation

Supported by Roche




PCMIS Health Technologies Ltd & University of Sheffield, Data-driven feedback technology to improve psychological therapy recovery rates

NHS Lancashire Procurement Cluster with Unipart, How using data enabled proactive stock management to improve patient care

Livewell Southwest, Improving outcomes for people with deteriorating wounds through data insights

NHS North of England Care System Support, OPTICA

C2-Ai + Cheshire and Merseyside ICS, Prioritisation of the elective waiting list and prehabilitation