The BMJ Press Release: 17 February 2017
More than 60 healthcare teams from across the UK have made it to the final judging stages for The BMJ Awards 2017.
They include projects to improve the wellbeing of patients undergoing chemotherapy before surgery, addressing the problem of elective surgery cancellations, and confronting the issue of talking about Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions with patients near the end of life.
Now in its ninth year, The BMJ Awards are the UK’s premier medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating the inspirational work done by doctors and their teams.
Organised by The BMJ, one of the world’s great medical journals, the awards reflect our mission to improve patient outcomes and showcase the very best healthcare in the UK.
This year’s awards attracted 290 entries across 14 categories, with three new categories: imaging, surgery, and mental health.
Next month, the shortlisted teams will present their projects to an expert judging panel, including patient representatives. The winners will be announced on 4 May at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.
Dr Fiona Godlee, The BMJ’s Editor in Chief, said: “Anyone in any doubt that clinicians are pushing the boundaries of innovation despite pressures engulfing the NHS need look no further than The BMJ Awards finalists for 2017. The shortlisted entries represent inspiring and pioneering teamwork with patient outcomes at their core.”
The major sponsor of The BMJ Awards 2017 and the Primary Care Team sponsor is MDDUS (Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) while category sponsors include the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macmillan Cancer Support, GMC and FMLM, Public Health England, and Marie Curie and Hospice UK.
For a full list of shortlisted teams see here.
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