The shortlists have been announced for this year’s Care Integration Awards and Patient Safety Awards.

The Care Integration Awards celebrate excellence in the area that arguably presents the greatest challenge to modern healthcare, particularly as services attempt to address issues raised in the Francis report on the failings at Mid Staffordshire. Categories include Women’s Health, Stroke Care and pain management.

The Patient Safety Awards recognise the best initiatives so they can be shared throughout the service. Among the categories are Changing Culture, Clinical Leadership and Patient Safety in Diagnosis.

The awards, hosted jointly by HSJ and sister title Nursing Times, will be held together at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 9 July. The tables at the 2012 awards sold out very early so to be sure of your place in the room call Laura on 020 3033 2668 or email