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Virtual Meridian Celebration of Innovation Awards

30 March 2021 - 30 March 2021
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm



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The West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) invites you to attend their Annual Awards Ceremony, which will take place online for the very first time, on Tuesday 30 March 2021.

The awards reflect the WMAHSN’s dual aim of improving health and creating wealth, as well as the organisation’s key priorities and themes.

The shortlist for each category is:

Above and Beyond’ Adoption of Innovation

  • Implementation of the PIGF test at UHCW to rule out pre-eclampsia
  • SaTH NHS Trust NELA team
  • Claire – From Air Steward to Well Being Zone Lead

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management Innovation

  • Integrating Heart Flow computed tomography fraction flow reserve (FFRct) into a chest pain service
  • Impulse AF: Improving outcomes for AF patients in the West Midlands
  • Identify and appropriately use digital technology to monitor and manage patients with hypertension

Driving Digital Transformation Innovation

  • Yokeru
  • Dignio Connected Care: Oximetry at Home with Dudley CCG & WMAHSN
  • SnoRelief

Medicines Optimisation and Management Innovation

  • A self-care game to change patient and prescriber behaviour to reduce costs and save GP time
  • A collaborative stakeholder approach to the development of a streamlined medication ordering process

Mental Health Resilience Innovation

  • 24/7 Patient Access Platform for remote monitoring and management of chronic patients by their GP
  • UHB Coronavirus: Your health and well-being

Meridian Innovation and Improvement Champion

  • Gill Phillips: Creator of the ‘Whose Shoes?’ approach
  • Dr Hesham Abdalla
  • Dr Sarb Clare
  • Nina Johns
  • Jodie Winfield
  • Sarah Sherwood

MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Medical Technology Innovation

  • Patient Connect: Technology based virtual visiting for hospital patients to reduce social isolation
  • Fit 4 Surgery
  • The Volunteer Platform: WHAT Edition

Patient Safety and Improvement

  • Embedding Parent Knowledge and Ergonomic Principles in a Paediatric Early Warning System
  • A collaborative stakeholder approach to the development of a streamlined medication ordering process
  • FREED Pathway: Recognising Frailty, End of Life and Deterioration within Care Home Residents

Workforce Innovation

  • Hexitime: the national skill exchange for improving health and care services
  • UHB Wellbeing Hubs
  • George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust Mentoring and Pastoral Service

Meridian Award

This year the panel would like to recognise the West Midlands response to COVID, and shine a light on rapid innovation. The Meridian Award will be awarded to any COVID related submission from the above categories, that stood out to the panel. To be announced on the night

We are pleased to welcome back our host from last year’s Awards, Des Coleman.

The awards will start at 6.30 pm and conclude by 8.30 pm, all within the comfort of your own homes! but don’t let this stop the glitz and glamour like at last year’s awards!

As we will be celebrating in a virtual capacity, please extend this invitation to your colleagues, friends or family who may wish to join in the celebrations.

We hope as many people as possible can share their fun and celebrations through social media, and we will post regular updates, and award announcements via Twitter – please join in!

@wmahsn @Meridian_HIE


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