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Innovation in Healthcare Awards

In 2016 the following categories were competed for and awards made:

Innovation of the Year Award

This award is for an innovative idea that can be developed into a product (e.g. an app, device or diagnostic test).

  • Winner: Alison Thomson and Gavin Giovannoni
  • Runner up: Gareth Parkes
  • 3rd place: Mevan Gooneratne

‘Dragons’ Den’-Style Competition Award

This award was open to candidates who pitched their innovations to a panel of industry experts.

  • Winner: Agron Hoxha, Mangala Patel, David Gillam
  • Runner up: Mevan Gooneratne
  • 3rd place: Malcolm Finlay

Service Improvement Award

This award was open to all ideas that represent a service improvement within NHS:

  • Winner: Simon Donnelly, Hasan Tahir, Rebecca Adshead
  • Runner up: Andrea Leigh, Adolescent Steering Group Team (Lucy Wootton, David Kovar, Sherry Manning, Tara Shea, Anna Riddell, Ellie Lloyd, Ghislaine Stephenson, Michelle Johnson, Kirsty Webb-Wood, Tracy Oakden, Christine Reaveley, Jane Hawdon, Melissa Mathews), Barts Health Youth Empowerment Squad (Theo, Lexie, Dena, Nabila, Adam, Mathew, Katie, Shamsa)
  • 3rd place: The Cryoablation team at Whipps Cross Hospital

Collaboration Award-Barts Health and QMUL

The award was made to collaborating teams/ researchers from Barts Health and QMUL developing their innovation in collaboration. This could be for a commercial idea or service improvement.

  • Winner: Divyen Shah and Ping Yip
  • Runner up: Angray Kang, Sharmilee Gnanapavan, David Baker, Gavin Giovannoni, Tahshin Rahman, Farida Fortune
  • 3rd place: Mohamed Thaha and Hasan Shaheed

For further information about these awards or future plans please contact Dr Natasa Levicar: or 020 7882 3792.

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