Advancing Healthcare Awards finalists announced


THE shortlist of finalists in the Advancing Healthcare Awards has been announced – and several IPEM members are included on it.

IPEM sponsored the award for the ‘Best collaboration across clinical, academia and industry’, which aims to celebrate effective collaborative working across clinical settings, the academic world and industry to develop new services or streamline existing processes for the benefit of patient care.

Paul Lee, an IPEM member and Consultant Clinical Scientist, who is Head of Medical Equipment Management Service at Swansea Bay University Health Board and is Chair of the National Association of Medical Device Educators and Trainers (NAMDET) has been shortlisted in the IPEM category. Jordan Lee, an undergraduate Admin Assistant and Managing Editor of the MDET Journal, has also been shortlisted alongside Mr Lee for ‘The safe use, storage and setup of medical gas cylinders used in healthcare’.

IPEM Fellow Dr Emmanuel ‘Didi’ Akinluyi, Head of Clinical Engineering, Chief Biomedical Engineer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has been shortlisted in the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHCS) Award to recognise emerging leaders in healthcare science.

In the Award for Creative and Innovative Practice, IPEM members Basit Abdul, Clinical Programme Lead at NHS England and former IPEM Vice President International, and Anna Stec, Benefits Realisation Manager at NHS England, are part of the team who are shortlisted for ‘HCS-led transformation in hearing health’.

The NHS England’s Chief Scientific Officer’s Award for the Outstanding Healthcare Science Service of the Year sees the Christie medical physics and engineering MR physics group at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust shortlisted.

The AHCS Award for Innovative Practice to Enhance Patient Safety shortlist includes the Clinical Engineering Research and Development team from the Northern Care Alliance for ‘Bringing new 3D printing and visualization methods to clinical practice for difficult airway planning’.

Dr Anna Barnes, IPEM’s President, said: ‘Congratulations to all everyone who have been shortlisted and it’s fantastic that we have so many members making the final in so many different categories. Good luck everyone!’

AHA shortlist