Medipex NHS Innovation Awards 2021
23 September 2021
On 22nd September 2021, Medipex held their 14th NHS Innovation Awards, but things were a little different this year.
The event was moved online for the very first time, which removed any limitations on numbers and allowed registrations from delegates all over the country and all sectors. The programme saw keynote speeches from Phillipa Hedley-Takhar (NIHR Devices for Dignity Medtech Co-operative) on the importance of user engagement and from Taz Aldawoud (Doc Abode) on his successful innovation journey from GP to deployment of a digital solution to meet an unmet need.
Various key partners of Medipex hosted break-out rooms where delegates could engage directly with innovation support organisations; Medovate Ltd, ran a session on how to develop medical technologies for a worldwide market, the Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network (YHAHSN) provided advice on how to enhance adoption and spread of innovative ideas and Innovate UK EDGE detailed the bespoke support that they could offer to innovative small and medium sized enterprises that are looking to grow. Some key themes to come out of the event were collaboration, seeking expert support, thinking about users, demonstration of value proposition and impact.
The main purpose of the event was to celebrate our NHS colleagues that have gone over and above, this year more than ever, to find ways to improve patient care. Entries were submitted into 4 categories and judges from Medipex, Medovate and the YHAHSN had the very difficult task of short listing the finalists, and choosing a winner, in each category. All of the judges would like to commend the excellent standard of entries and Medipex are delighted to be able to follow up on a number of new projects that were submitted to the competition.
Thank you to all who entered their innovation, well done to all the finalists and huge congratulations to all of our winners.
To see a full list of finalists, please visit the Medipex Awards website.