• Winners revealed at Manchester ceremony
  • Common themes include innovation and technology, patient-centricity and collaboration

The winners of the 2019 Patient Safety Awards have been revealed.

Twenty-two category winners were celebrated at the HSJ Patient Safety Awards in Manchester on Tuesday night.

Common themes recognised across the shortlisted projects included innovation and technology, patient-centricity and collaboration.

The patient safety organisation of the year was Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust – an “outstanding” rated trust known for successfully focusing on quality improvement – for “prioritising patient safety and quality the Northumbria way”.

The patient safety team of the year was at Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust – which runs the Rampton high security psychiatric hospital – for its entry: “Reducing restrictive practices and improving staff morale on a high security hospital intensive care ward for female patients.”

HSJ bureau chief for quality and patient safety Shaun Lintern said: “Each of the winners exemplify the best of the NHS: working to improve the safety of their services and to deliver higher quality of care to their patients.

“All finalist projects selected by our independent judges are making a real difference, representing the vanguard of efforts in all healthcare settings to continuously improve and seek better outcomes.

“It was a privilege to celebrate with the winners and I hope other organisations and teams can learn from their example as we raise the bar on safety.”

The winners are covered on hsj.co.uk today (see the stories grouped with this one), and you can view the full list of winners at: https://awards.patientsafetycongress.co.uk/winners-2019.

HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2019 winners revealed