WINNER: Working in partnership to bring CAR T innovation to UK patients: Kite, a Gilead Company, NHS England and NHS Partners 

The UK is one of the first countries in the world to have CAR-T (an individualised therapy involving reprogramming the patient’s immune system to target and destroy cancer) available on the healthcare system. NHS England, Kite/Gilead, Industry and NHS providers partnered in a unique way to ensure the infrastructure was in place, new patient pathways developed and HCPs trained, ready and confident to deliver this potentially life-changing therapy in an expedited timeframe. This partnership approach is just the beginning. The ability to deliver CAR-T is an exciting milestone, opening up a new chapter for the industry, HCPs, patients and the future of cell therapies.

Highly Commended:

  • Invest to Save: Prudent prescribing of human versus analogue insulin: Eli Lilly & Company and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board 



  • Accelerating The CURE Project - Curing Tobacco Addiction in Greater Manchester: Pfizer and NHS Partners
  • Atrial fibrillation quality improvement in primary care across West Yorkshire and Harrogate: Bayer and Yorkshire & Humber AHSN
  • Integrated Stoma Care Partnership: Coloplast and NHS Partners
  • Northern Bone Health Project - Falls and Fracture Prevention, a Population Approach: Amgen and NHSA
  • Proactive Register Management (PARM) Tool in Diabetes: Eli Lilly & Company, Kernow CCG and Devon CCG
  • The ‘Think ARV’ Project – Avoiding medicines-related problems for people living with HIV in Brighton and Hove: MSD and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust
  • The transformation of heart failure services in Lothian: Novartis Pharmaceuticals and NHS Lothian

For all enquiries with regards to the Partnership Awards please contact Liam Richardson, head of event content and production, HSJ