Among the 106 finalists are projects using artificial intelligence to improve culture, images for helping patients understand their care, and new huddle initiatives.

The awards are independently judged by experts from across the healthcare sector and demonstrate extraordinary progress being made by teams to deliver and improve safe care.

HSJ patient safety correspondent and congress chair Shaun Lintern said: “Those lucky enough to be selected for our shortlist are just a few of the more than 100 separate entries from hospitals, teams and industry partners and all of those who took part should be proud of their achievements.

“I believe the final shortlist gives us a brief insight into the excellent work going on around the country to improve the patient experience and shows the NHS continues to push for ever safe better care.

“These teams deserve recognition and celebration for all they’ve achieved, and I look forward to helping them shout about their successes and hopefully help to spread the knowledge further afield.”

The full shortlist can be viewed here. The final round of judging will take place next month. Shortlisted organisations will present their projects to our panel of experts and NHS leaders. Winners will be announced on 2 July at the ceremony in Manchester.