Finalists for this year's HSJ Health Management Awards have now been shortlisted by the judges.
In the Collaborative Working category, they are: the Disability Resource Centre, Dunstable, core-funded by Bedfordshire health authority; the hospital to community discharge service, South Tyneside Health Care trust and South Tyneside social services; Kids in Condition, run by Grampian health board's Health Promotions.
In the Risk Management category, they are: Brighton Health Care trust for its pressure damage prevention strategy; East Wiltshire Health Care trust for its 'Tough on the problem, tender on the person' project; and Hillingdon Hospital trust for its HOST risk management project.
In the Equal Opportunities category, they are: Broadmoor Special Hospital for its 'Working with difference' project; Mount Vernon and Watford Hospitals trust for its 'Ethnic access to health alliance' project; and Swindon health promotion service for its 'No, there's no problem here' project.
The managers shortlisted for the Burdett award for an outstanding contribution to NHS management are: David Astley, chief executive of Greenwich Healthcare trust; Anne Jones, elderly services manager, South Bedfordshire Community Healthcare trust; Louie MacAllan, managing director of Health Promotions, Grampian health board; and Julie Ward, general manager of Central Sheffield University Hospitals trust.
The awards are organised in association with Glaxo Wellcome, and are sponsored by the King's Fund, the Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses, and HRRI Ltd. The results will be announced and the prizes presented by health minister Alan Milburn on 26 November.