The awards were a great evening of recognition and celebration for all the organisations demonstrating improved practice and delivery in patient safety.

This year saw fierce competition for these coveted awards with over 650 submissions, of which only 170 made it to the final cut, and from those 18 deserving winners were decided by our expert panel of judges (with an additional ten projects also receiving a high commendation in their category.)

“The Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Now in their 8th year, the awards received a high number of outstanding quality entries into our 18 diverse categories. Each of the winners have demonstrated excellence in their particular field of expertise at a time when budgets and other constraints have made it harder than ever to provide safe, effective care. They have fought off strong competition to win, and we salute their well-deserved success, which in most cases represents many years of dedication and hard work.”

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ and Jenni Middleton, Editor, Nursing Times

What the judges said about the South West Zero Suicide Collaborative entry:

“The judges said that they really liked this project and the collaborative approach. They showed real commitment and learnt from best practise examples.”

The awards were sponsored by Healthcare at Home, Macmillan Cancer Support, Patient Safety Collaboratives AHSN Network and Ridouts. The full list of winners can be found below.

For more information on the Patient Safety Awards go to

EMAP media contact: Sarah Kemp on 07738 740831 or

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Full list of winners:


Winning Organisation
Best Organisation
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Best Emerging Product or Innovation in Patient Safety
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Best Emerging Patient Safety Technology and IT
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Board Leadership
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Cancer Care
East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group and Blackburn with Darwen Clinical Commissioning Group
Cardiac Care
Papworth Hospital
Changing Culture to Improve Patient Safety
Essex County Council
Clinical Leadership
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  - An innovative way of improving stroke care
Dementia Care
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Education and Training in Patient Safety
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth University, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Tust, SUDEP Action and UCL Institute of Neurology
Improving Safety in Medicines Management
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust with Wessex Academic Health Science Network
Improving Safety in Primary Care
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Managing Long-term Conditions
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Patient Safety in Mental Health
South West Zero Suicide Collaborative
Patient Safety in Care of Older People
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Preventing Avoidable Harm
Lancashire County Council
Procurement: Patient Safety
Lymphoedema Network Wales
Technology and IT to improve patient safety
Intelligent Health UK