Congratulations to Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) who have won an award for ‘Excellence in Research’ as well as claiming a runner-up position in the ‘Developing Partnerships to Improve Patient Outcome’ category at the highly prestigious NHS England Healthcare Sciences Awards 2018.
Awards were presented at the Royal Society in London on 5th March by HRH Princess Anne and Prof Sue Hill, NHS England Chief Scientific Officer.
CUH won the ‘Excellence in Research’ award and secured a well-earned second place in the category of ‘Developing Partnerships to improve outcomes’ for their pioneering work with RFiD Discovery to track medical devices. This award category recognises the collaboration of Healthcare Scientists with private industry, academia and research teams to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
CUH have been using RFiD Discovery for over 5 years to ensure maximum asset utilisation to increase patient safety and aid productivity. Their innovative use of active and passive RFID systems and adoption of GS1 standards for effective medical device management had already secured them a runner-up position in the first Lord Carter Innovation Award in April 2017.
Andy James, Director of Healthcare Operations for RFiD Discovery commented:
“The Clinical Engineering team at CUH are an excellent example of an NHS Trust embracing the use of RFID technology to bring benefits for patients and we are immensely proud to have supported them on their journey.”
The Healthcare Science Awards are in their 12th year and celebrate the achievements of Healthcare Scientists within the NHS.