September 28th, 2016

University hospital shortlisted for regional innovation award

University hospital shortlisted for regional innovation award University hospital shortlisted for regional innovation award
Updated: 3:44 pm, Jun 27, 2016

UNIVERSITY Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) has been shortlisted for a regional innovation award.

The trust has made the list in the Innovative Organisation of the Year category of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) Celebration of Innovation Awards 2016.

The trust says it is an International Centre of Excellence for neuroendocrine tumours and is recognised internationally for developing Digital Pathology techniques, both of which have transformed routine practice.

UHCW has strong links with both the University of Warwick and Coventry University.

Collaborations with UHCW exist across a number of different research faculties resulting in the transfer of technology which helps identify high-risk patients before treatment is even started.

Innovation manager Hana Thomas said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the award. We know that there is lots of innovative activity happening all over the trust and to be in the running for this award shows just that.”

Chief Medical Officer and Deputy CEO, Meghana Pandit, said: “We are incredibly proud to be shortlisted for this award. As a Trust our mission is Care, Achieve, Innovate so to be recognised for innovation is fantastic.

“To continue our commitment to innovation we will be opening our own Innovation Hub to give our staff the facilities to discuss and progress innovative ideas and projects.”

WMAHSN is one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England, established by NHS England in 2013.

The winners will be announced on June 30 at a ceremony at the University of Warwick.

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