WINNER: Gilead Sciences, CGL and the NHS: Gilead partnering with Drug Treatment Services (and the NHS) to support eliminating Hepatitis C (HCV)

A Patient Access to Care team was deployed to remove barriers and simplify the Hepatitis C referral pathway. It comprised staff training, pathway review and on-site service development.

This led to a 36 per cent increase in HCV testing, 45 per cent increase in referrals, and close to home care delivery.


  • Baxter Healthcare and Wessex Cancer Alliance: Review of out of hospital systemic anticancer therapy services across Wessex
  • Bayer, Oxford Academic Health Science Network and Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group: Excellence in AF
  • Bayer and Manchester University Foundation Trust: Innovating the delivery and capacity expansion of macular services for the people of Greater Manchester
  • Coloplast, Northumberland CCG and NECSStoma Partnership Programme
  • Health Innovation Manchester and ABPI: UK first memorandum of understanding between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry
  • LEO Pharma and ABMU Health BoardWorking together to improve the management of CAT patients
  • Lilly and City Hospitals Sunderland: Diabetes Inpatient Project
  • MSD UK and Suffolk Primary CareShingles Immunisation Programme
  • Novartis and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital FT: Chelwest Heart Failure Collaborative
  • Novartis Oncology and the NHS: Value Based Partnership Working
  • Novartis Oncology and University College London Hospital: Multidisciplinary Level Balanced Scorecard Development

For all enquiries with regards to the Partnerships Awards please contact Chris Edwards, Awards Director, HSJ