WINNER: Use of a Total Digital Surgery Tool to Improve Prehabilitation of Patients and Increase Effectiveness of Surgery Pathways Within Hospitals: Definition Health and Royal Surrey Foundation Trust

Working in partnership with the Royal Surrey Foundation Trust, the winners have delivered an end-to-end digital surgical pathway that supports patients from the moment they are referred for surgery, through pre-op assessment and then into the post-discharge phase when they have returned home. Apps refocus the surgical pathway around the patient to deliver continuity of care and avoid unnecessary appointments and cancellations. This end-to-end approach results in better patient outcomes, cost savings, increased efficiency, and hospital capacity. The judges felt that this project demonstrated real innovation and transformation. “The team were so passionate to improve patient pathways, experience and outcomes.”

Highly commended:

  • The Dorset Health Village - A Blueprint For Community Diagnostic Centres: Intouch With Health and University Hospitals Dorset Foundation Trust


  • Endoscopy Improvement Programme: Changelogy.Group and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay FT

  • Eliminating Long Waits Whilst Ensuring Patients Are Seen In Priority Order And At The Place Most Suitable For Their Care: Consultant Connect, Northampton General Hospital Trust, the Rotherham FT, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn FT, the George Eliot Hospital Trust, University Hospitals Coventry, Warwickshire Trust, and Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust

  • Automated Waiting List Validation: Digital Space Cloud Services and Midlands And Lancashire CSU

  • Elective Recovery Support Programme: Four Eyes Insight and NHS England - South West

  • #Proud2bOps In Partnership With #Sharingelectivestuff: Proud2bOps

HSJ Partnership Awards 2023 winners revealed