HSJ today launches the third edition of its Partnership Awards. These seek to celebrate the contribution made by private and third sector suppliers of goods and services to the success and sustainability of the NHS.

Once again the awards are broad in scope. Its 16 categories embrace the pharma and med-tech sectors, professional services of many kinds, healthcare providers and all flavours of technology (the full list of categories appears at the bottom of this article).

Among last year’s winners were Gilead, GRI UK, PA Consulting, Remedium Partners, Roche Diagnostics, Stericycle, and Ward Hadaway

Winning entries will showcase the most effective partnerships with the NHS, their projects and initiatives driving better patient outcomes, improved services and value for money for the taxpayer.

The awards will be judged by experts in the relevant fields, most of who will also hold board positions within the NHS.

The shortlist for each category will be revealed on 12 December by HSJ. The winners and shortlisted entries will all be profiled by HSJ later in the year.

The awards will be presented on 27 February during a black-tie event at The Westminster Bridge Park Plaza in central London.

Entries to the Partnership Awards can be made here: https://partnership.hsj.co.uk The closing date for entries is 9 October.

Once again, the Partnership Awards are supporting MediCinema, a charity providing cinema services in hospitals around the country for children and their families.

The MediCinema charity is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of patients, their families and carers across the UK through shared cinema experience. Founded in 1999 at St Thomas’s Hospital, they build, install and manage state-of-the-art cinemas, screening the latest releases to silver screen classics in hospitals and health facilities. Screens are built to accommodate patients in wheelchairs, beds, on drips or monitors.

The transformative mental wellbeing benefits of the service is supported by a recent survey conducted over a two-year period across all five hospital sites. Highlights from the study include 92 per cent of respondents strongly agreeing that MediCinema helps to reduce anxiety and stress, and 57 per cent strongly agreeing it helps to reduce pain.

You can learn more about MediCinema at www.Medicinema.org.uk