LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare and the Perinatal Institute were among the winners at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020.

Now in their third year, the awards celebrate the contributions of private and third sector organisations to the NHS, and the benefits these bring to patients.

Among the winners, announced last night at a black tie event at Park Plaza Westminster, was LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare, which won most effective contribution to clinical redesign. Working with Northern Licolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust, Lloyds enabled more patients to receive oncology medication in a community setting, helping the trust manage increasing demand for outpatient appointments. The model is now being used in five other trusts. 

The Perinatal Institute won best not for profit working in partnership with the NHS for its work to reduce stillbirths. Its Growth Assessment Protocol project, which started in the West Midlands, has been able to demonstrate the link between growth restriction and stillbirth. Over the last 10 years, the project has contributed to a fall in stillbirths while 80 per cent of the UK’s maternity units now use its approach to monitoring. 

Other winners included DAC Beachcroft for legal services provider of the year, Hunter Healthcare for recruitment services provider of the year, and Kite (a Gilead company) working with NHS England and hospitals for best pharmaceutical partnership with the NHS.

The winners were selected from hundreds of entries by a diverse panel of notable names from the healthcare world after a month-long judging process. 

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “The HSJ Partnership Awards always provide a wonderful platform for the outstanding work across healthcare today. I am honoured to be involved in recognising high standards in healthcare. Congratulations to all our winners and nominees.

“It is always inspiring to hear how organisations work together to help improve and continually contribute to innovation in the healthcare sector.”

The awards’ chosen charity partner was MediCinema, which builds, equips, installs and runs state of the art cinemas in hospitals across the UK, to give patients and their families a cinema experience — and a sense of normality — at a difficult time. With support from the film industry, the charity is able to show the latest blockbusters, so patients do not miss out during their hospital stay. 

You can see the full list of finalist and winners for all 14 categories here.