Seven NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde projects nominated for innovation awards

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has been recognised for its contribution to health and social care after seven of its projects were nominated for prestigious Digital Heath and Care Awards.

Now in its fifth year, the Holyrood Connect Digital Health and Care Awards celebrate the remarkable work in technological advancements, innovation and research and development across Scotland’s health sectors.

The West of Scotland Innovation Hub, which is Hosted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), works with a range of partners to support health and social care innovation across the West of Scotland and address key challenges to improve health, social care and service delivery.

This year, the Hub has been shortlisted, for the Digital Health and Care Team award, alongside NHSGGC and NHS Scotland.

The Hub’s work in Pathology digitisation and AI, alongside partners iCAIRD, has been nominated for the Data Driven Innovation Award, as has its work on the Dynamic AI COPD information and monitoring tool, which aims to improve the patient to clinician experience. The Hub’s involvement on the Dynamic AI COPD information and monitoring tool as also been shortlisted for the Industry Collaboration Award.

Meanwhile, a Hub project, in partnership with Lenus Health, aiming to transform the heart failure diagnostic pathway has been named among those in the running for both the Industry Collaboration Award and the Data Driven Innovation Award.

Professor Julie Brittenden, Director of Research and Innovation at NHSGGC said: “We are delighted to see so many of our innovation projects nominated for the prestigious Digital Health and Care awards. It is testament to the commitment and hard work of the West of Scotland Innovation Hub team, who are leading the way for innovation in health through a collaborative working model which includes partners within the NHS, academia and external leading industry experts.

“Through our sponsorship of clinical trials and evaluation studies, in the West of Scotland Innovation Hub, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has been able to play a key role in supporting innovators, while identifying new ways to improve patient treatments and experiences.”

As well as being nominated for six innovation awards, NHSGGC’s Dr Brian Digby, Consultant Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia/Chair NHSGGC HEPMA Programme Board and Dr Alastair Bishop, eHealth Senior Programme Manager, Safer Medicines Programme - Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration System (HEPMA), have also been shortlisted for the Digital Leader Award in the eHealth category as joint leaders.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on February 22 at InterContinental Edinburgh the George.

Denise Brown, Interim Director of eHealth at NHSGGC said: “Congratulations to both Dr Digby and Dr Bishop and to all of our innovation colleagues who have been nominated for awards this year.

“This is not just great recognition for our joint leaders, but for every member of the HEPMA team which is a collaboration between Pharmacy, clinical services and eHealth. The nominations are also recognition of those who are working hard to identify how digital technology can be used to address challenges faced by health and care across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to improve the lives of citizens.”