Medipex Innovation Awards and Showcase 2017

Updated on 19 Apr, 2017


Medipex NHS Innovation Awards bring together the most innovative and exciting projects from the region’s NHS and commercial healthcare sector and showcases outstanding projects and initiatives from across Yorkshire, Humber and East Midlands regions. We won two awards in March 2017 for our work.

Click here to read more about the Medipex Innovation Awards and Showcase awards.

Winner of the Service Improvement Award – (Self-Management category for Proactive Health Coaching)

The category showcased innovation in the improvement of helping patients to self-manage their long term conditions. We won the award for the Proactive Health Coaching project that we are trialling in collaboration with Health Navigator and York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Proactive Health Coaching facilitates:

  • commissioners, acute providers and primary care being able to work together;
  • hence a better quality of life for patients;
  • a reduction of the burden on A&E and inpatient services;
  • a more efficient use of health care resources.

By supporting patients with weekly coaching calls, our randomised control trial is already showing high levels of improved patient experience and a reduction in attendances at A&E and fewer admissions to hospital. Patients are also reporting more confidence in the management of their conditions.

Winner - Service Improvement Award, Faecal Calprotectin project

Working in conjunction with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Yorkshire Academic Health Science Network and NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG, the Faecal Calprotectin project won the Service Improvement Award for its benefit to Primary Care and the positive impact it has on secondary care services.

The care pathway supports, enables and empowers GPs to make more accurate referral decisions and improves the experience of patients across the Vale of York.