Last updated: 17.02.12

Lean Healthcare practitioners celebrate with Virtual College

Last week the 2012 Lean Healthcare e-Academy Awards were held at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds, celebrating the best examples of Lean techniques being implemented across the healthcare sector. As well as being an opportunity to acknowledge some outstanding achievements, our Lean Healthcare e-Academy hosts the annual event to bring together professionals from across the UK to network and discuss how changing and updating techniques and practices help their organisations to reduce costs and improve service. The day started in our exhibition hall where guests could see the latest from carefully selected sponsors, before being invited into break out rooms where key speakers and award nominees led seminars and discussions. The winners of each category are listed below, but for full details of the conference, case studies and video from the event you can visit and bookmark The Best Impact on Patient Experience Award SOUTH TYNESIDE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST For their project: Improving the patient Experience for COPD patients in Sunderland The Sustained Improvement Award DONCASTER AND BASSETLAW HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST For their project: Jeep's Disease: Changing Practice Pioneers of Telehealth / Telecare Award SOUTHERN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE TRUST For their project: Implementation of Remote Tele-monitoring for People with Long Term Conditions Lean Champion of the Year Award Richard Wylde AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST The Productive Series Award – International HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT SCOTLAND For their project: Releasing Time to Care Implementation Programme The Productive Series Award – International SOUTH TEES HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST For their project: Time to Care – The spread of 'productives' across an acute setting The Embracing Technology Award UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE For their project: Embracing Technology – Pharmacy Robot The Sharing Best Practice Award RSL STEEPER For their project: Prosthetic Rehabilitation: the use of best practice to drive quality and cost effectiveness Improving Services through Training & Development Award ROYAL FREE NHS TRUST For their project: Implementation of a hospital-wide 'diabetes care bundle' to improve inpatient safety Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Lean Award Susan Speak AIREDALE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST People's Choice Award BRADFORD DISTRICT CARE TRUST For their project: The adoption & spread of the productive mental health ward programme in a learning disability inpatient unit. This year’s main sponsor for the event was NETS – North East Transformation System. The NETS team help to promote their model as best practice to organisations within the local NHS. Our appreciation also goes to Lesley Holdsworth from Java Productions who assisted with organising the event.