| 22 January 2024
NHS Shared Business Services has been announced as sponsor of the NHS Improvement through Digital Innovation award category at the 2024 Our Health Heroes Awards, delivered by Skills for Health.
The organisation, which is a national joint venture set up between the Department for Health and Social Care and digital experts Sopra Steria, provides back-office services such as accounting, procurement, payroll, managed IT and advisory support to NHS organisations.
As a champion of digital innovation in healthcare, the award category is a natural choice to get behind, says NHS Shared Business Services Managing Director Erika Bannerman.
“NHS teams and organisations are at the forefront of harnessing the power of digital technology to improve working processes and deliver better patient care.
“We are delighted to be able to support this award which recognises and celebrates those blazing a trail in the digital provision of healthcare.”
Previous winners of the NHS Improvement through Digital Innovation award include Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust’s pioneering use of AI to speed up stroke diagnoses as well as the team at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust who oversaw the roll out of Freestyle Libre device to help diabetes patients manage their condition, freeing up valuable nursing time.
The Our Health Heroes Awards ceremony will be held at the QEII Centre in Central London on 16 April where the winners of the NHS Improvement through Digital Innovation award and 10 other categories will be revealed.
NHS Shared Business Services joins NHS England, NHS Employers, NHS Race & Health Observatory and more in supporting the eighth edition of the annual Our Health Heroes Awards.
To find out more about NHS Shared Business Services visit > www.sbs.nhs.uk
About Our Health Heroes Awards
Our Health Heroes Awards celebrate and recognise the hard work carried out every day by the healthcare workforce in the UK. Now in its seventh year, the national awards are an annual highlight and a chance to hear the stories of those keeping our health and care services running.