The shortlist has been announced for the fifth annual Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards, celebrating healthcare innovation in the West Midlands.
Since its launch in 2015, the programme has been celebrating individuals and organisations that are revolutionising healthcare across the region with new ideas, technologies, and initiatives.
This year, shortlisted entries have been selected for continuously driving positive changes to patient care and the region’s healthcare economy, in spite of the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The shortlist for each category is:
Above and Beyond’ Adoption of Innovation
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management Innovation
Driving Digital Transformation Innovation
Medicines Optimisation and Management Innovation
Mental Health Resilience Innovation
Meridian Innovation and Improvement Champion
MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Medical Technology Innovation
Patient Safety and Improvement
To be announced on the night
The winners will be announced during a free virtual ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday 30 March 2021. Guests are welcome to join the digital celebrations by registering on Eventbrite here.
Tammy Holmes, Head of Innovation Exchange at WMAHSN, said: “We’d like to congratulate all of the shortlisted individuals and organisations for this year’s Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards. We received so many fantastic entries and are humbled by the work that has been taking place within the region, in what has been a very challenging year.
“The awards ceremony may be virtual this year, but we are still looking forward to celebrating the successes of those seeking to address challenges and offer tangible solutions to make our industry better and improve patient care.”
Meridian Innovation Exchange is a platform open to any individuals or organisations to find healthcare innovations, share ideas, build groups, and grow networks to collaborate and improve healthcare provision across the West Midlands.
The platform helps users showcase their ideas, spread good practice, and bring about change with collaborators from across sectors.
For more information and to register for free, visit https://meridian.wmahsn.org