Twenty organisations have been honoured in the 2018 HSJ Value Awards – which recognise and celebrate outstanding improvements in care quality and efficiency made by NHS staff.

This year saw fierce competition for the coveted awards with almost 600 entries, of which only 190 made to the shortlist. From those, 20 winners were decided by our expert panel of judges (see table below), with an additional 15 projects receiving commendations at the ceremony in Manchester.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “In July the prime minister has promised to reveal a historic funding settlement for the NHS.

“However, this welcome and long overdue boost will not remove the need for the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare which is also value for the money spent on it. Indeed, the extra money is likely to come with even greater scrutiny on NHS efficiency.

“The shortlisted and winning entrants of the HSJ Value Awards all demonstrate that the NHS is constantly seeking ways in which to enhance both the quality of care while making every penny count.”

The awards were sponsored by AdviseInc, Bayer and Winscribe; and supported by NHS Confederation.

For more information see the HSJ Value Awards website.

Full list of winners:

CategoryWinning Organisation

Acute Service Redesign

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

Clinical support services

Access Health Care


Mersey Care Foundation Trust

Community health service redesign

Whittington Health Trust

Emergency, urgent and trauma care

University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust

Enhancing value through increasing patient safety and reducing litigation

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in collaboration with Yorkshire and Humber AHSN Improvement Academy

Facilities and estates management

Barts Health Trust - Waste management team

Improving the value of diagnostic services

St Bartholomew’s Hospital - Department of Cardiac Imaging

Improving the value of NHS support services

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust

Improving the value of primary care services

West Wakefield Health & Wellbeing

Improving the value of surgical services

University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust

Improving value in the care of frail older patients

Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group and Walsall Healthcare Trust

Improving value through better diabetes care

North West London Collaboration of CCGs

Improving value through innovative financial management or procurement

Public Health Wales

Mental health

Devon Partnership Trust on behalf of South West Regional Secure Services

Pharmacy and medicines optimisation

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust

Specialist services

University Hospitals of North Midlands

The use of information technology to drive value in clinical services

Imperial College Healthcare Trust - Department of Neonatology

Training and development

University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust

Workforce efficiency

Conexus Healthcare