The HSJ Awards celebrate healthcare at its best. The winners have proved themselves in a rigorous judging process and have triumphed from more than 1,000 entries. They demonstrate the innovation, inspiration and dedication of health service staff.

This week’s gala awards evening at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel was the biggest ever, with more than 1,400 guests.

As always, we are grateful to our judges and our sponsors for making the HSJ awards possible, and to health secretary Andy Burnham for presenting the Secretary of State’s award.

This is chosen from a shortlist of those winners the judges felt were outstanding examples of healthcare.

HSJ hopes that the awards play a significant role in spreading innovation across the NHS.”

See the HSJ Awards 2009 supplement here.

HSJ Awards 2009 recognise the best in healthcare