BMJ & Health Education England (HEE) are delighted to announce that “Evidence on Demand: Best Practice Bring Evidence to the Bedside” has been shortlisted for Best Educational Programme for the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021, recognising their outstanding dedication to improving healthcare and effective collaboration with the NHS.
The programme’s goal is to ensure all NHS staff have immediate access to clinical decision support from BMJ Best Practice to inform patient care and to help with their learning, wherever they work and whatever their profession or specialty. The educational programme has been shortlisted for an HSJ Award based on the positive impact the project has had on both health practitioners and patients.
Sue Lacey Bryant, National Lead for NHS Library and Knowledge Services comments, “The partnership between HEE and BMJ marks a step-change in the delivery of evidence-based information to the NHS workforce in England. We chose BMJ Best Practice as a national clinical decision support tool because of its particular value for trainees in years 1-5, students, and the very broad range of healthcare staff learning and practicing in the UK. It directly supports education and training and the delivery of safe patient care as well as HEE’s commitment to enhancing the working lives of junior doctors. Being shortlisted for this HSJ Partnership Award shows the value that we are bringing to staff and learners in the NHS.”
Patients hugely benefit from the latest evidence-based medicine. Research breakthroughs are happening every day, providing routes to earlier diagnosis, better treatment options, improved outcomes, and faster recovery. However, keeping up with the latest evidence-based medicine is immensely challenging for a dedicated but overstretched NHS workforce, who are under increased pressure, now more than ever before with the COVID-19 pandemic.
BMJ Best Practice can help healthcare professionals do this with quick access to the latest evidence-based information to underpin diagnosis and treatment decisions. Updated daily, it draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines, and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention. All NHS staff can access BMJ Best Practice online and offline via an app and it can be integrated with electronic health record systems.
Dr Kieran Walsh, Clinical Director at BMJ says: “BMJ is delighted to be shortlisted for this award along with HEE. At BMJ Best Practice, we are committed to delivering evidence-based, continually updated and practical knowledge and skills to all healthcare staff who work for the NHS. We are also committed to helping healthcare professionals to use this clinical decision support tool to improve the care that they deliver to their patients. We are excited to be shortlisted for the HSJ Partnership Award and look forward to continuing to provide high value resources to NHS staff into the future.”
HSJ editor Alastair McLellan adds: “We would like to congratulate BMJ Best Practice and HEE on being nominated in the category of Best Educational Programme for the NHS, ahead of HSJ Partnership Awards 2021. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in June, to join us in recognising the very best collaborations and innovations in the healthcare sector. This year’s finalists are of an outstanding calibre and all of them are exceptionally dedicated to enhancing healthcare across the UK.”
Notes to editors
About BMJ Best Practice: Ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools worldwide, BMJ Best Practice provides the latest evidence-based information to underpin diagnosis and treatment decisions. Updated daily, it draws on the latest evidence-based research, guidelines, and expert opinion to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention. bestpractice.bmj.com
About Health Education England: Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. hee.nhs.uk
About HSJ Partnership Awards: The HSJ Partnership Awards recognise the most effective collaborations with the NHS highlighting the benefits which working with the private and third sectors can bring to patients and NHS organisations. partnership.hsj.co.uk
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