The 10th annual BMJ Awards showcasing and inspiring excellence in healthcare takes place tonight on the 10th May 2018. The awards will take place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London where two NIHR CLAHRC NWL’s Affiliated Improvement Project teams will attend as shortlisted finalists.

IBD Team St Mark's Group Photo - BMJ Awards 2018

The Brian Turley Award Winning, Patient-Centred Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care Model Team based at St Mark’s Hospital, LNWUH NHS Trust has been shortlisted for the BMJ Patient Partnership award. This award recognises teams who exemplify the principles of patient partnership and co-production.


 The team involved patients and the public in programmes to improve outpatient monitoring for patients with IBD by addressing the mismatch between ‘need’ and ‘access’ to services.

Read more about the IBD project.


The St Luke’s Hospice Woodgrange Centre team have been shortlisted for the BMJ Palliative and Hospice Team of the Year award for their application of quality improvement methods in a hospice.  This award is for an innovative project that has measurably improved palliative care for patients or their carers.


Frail people at end of life need rapid access to palliative care services. CLAHRC NWL were commissioned by St. Luke’s hospice to use the systematic approach to quality improvement (QI) to improve access to end of life day services, create a culture of continuous improvement, and build QI capacity.

Read more about St Luke’s Hospice Care Team’s QI Journey.


Both teams have presented to the BMJ Panel this afternoon and will be attending the award ceremony tonight where the winners will be revealed.