More than 1,500 people gather for annual celebration of the finest achievements in the NHS, with winners named in 23 categories at the 2017 HSJ Awards.

HSJ Awards

Tom Cahill of Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust was named chief executive of the year, praised by judges as an authentic and inspirational leader putting service users at the centre of his organisation’s work.

A mental health organisation also took the provider trust of the year award. Judges were unanimous in selecting Northumberland, Tyne and Wear FT as the winner in this category.

Clinical commissioning group of the year went to Hull CCG, for its work to establish a local volunteering programme. The clinical leader of the year was Claire Fuller of Surrey Downs CCG, recognised in part for leading the redesign of the organisation’s governance structure.

More than 1,500 people gathered at the Intercontinental O2 on Wednesday night for the 36th edition of the awards.

Other winners included Warrington CCG in the compassionate patient care category – the organisation’s work on end of life care meant 82 per cent of people were able to die in their preferred place of care – and James Paget University Hospitals FT for its work on sepsis.

Efforts to enable the early identification and treatment of the potential deadly condition means the number of patients receiving antibiotics within an hour has increased to 87 per cent and mortality fallen. It was an achievement which secured the Norfolk based trust a win in the patient safety category.

A total of 224 entries were shortlisted for the awards, with the final 23 winners selected by 85 judges.

See the full list of winners below, and read a short profile of each winning project.