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Innovation in Healthcare Awards 2018

This year's awards were made by Prof Rupert Pearse, Clinical Director of Research and Development, at an event in May 2018 in the historic Pathology Museum at St Batholomew's hospital. 

Introductory presentations were made by start-up companies including the Digital Health Accelerator London. 

Innovation of the Year 

  • WinnerJoanne Martin - eCPD app-based learning platform
  • Runner-upKaren Hoffmann and Nicole Skeltys - an app for trauma patients to help their recovery

Dragons' Den

  • WinnerSharmilee Gnanapavan, Lucia Bianchi, Francesca Ammoscato, David Holden - development of the Neurofilament light chain assay to allow for prognostication in Multipla Sclerosis patients
  • Runner-upMegan Hall-Jackson - development of the low-cost training manikin for the insertion of Central Venous Catheters.

Service Improvement

  • WinnerPhysician Response Unit - a collaborative service operated by Barts Health NHS Trust, London’s Air Ambulance (LAA) and London Ambulance Service (LAS).
  • Runner-up: Paramita Cifelli and Barts Health Paediatric Diabetes cross-site multidisciplinary team - a tailor-made package of care for paediatric diabetic patients
  • Runner-upHoda Alkoky, Su-Ann Yeoh, Angela Pakozdi and Hasan Tahir - Virtual Biologic Clinic for rheumatology patients

Collaboration between Barts Health and QMUL

  • WinnerGavin Dreyer, Sally Hull, Sec Hoong, Helen Rainey, Fae Wilkins, Ana Guiterez Nicki Thomas and Neil Ashman - The East London Community Kidney Service for innovative solutions to managing kidney disease
  • Runner-upAnna De Simoni and Pietro Panzarasa -  a novel way of analysing social media in order to improve self-management of different diseases
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