BMJ Awards 2018

Competition for the 10th BMJ Awards—which took place in London on Thursday 10 May 2018—was fierce, with 250 entries across categories including cancer care, diagnostics, emergency care, and mental health.

The BMJ Awards aims to promote excellence in healthcare, showcase knowledge and experience that will inspire others, and give exposure to teams who demonstrate courage and passion for overcoming challenges in our common mission to improve outcomes for patients and communities across the UK.

Outstanding Contribution to Health Award

This award is given to an individual who has made, and continues to make, an outstanding contribution to improving health and healthcare in the UK

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Mental health, emergency care, UK research paper, clinical leadership, palliative & hospice care, and lifetime achievement winners

The practitioner health service was one of 15 winners at the 2018 BMJ Awards. The service won the Mental Health Team of the Year award for its work with doctors who experience stress, mental illness, or addiction.

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Categories and finalists

Innovation Team of the Year

This award celebrates a team that has used its knowledge to deliver change and shown courage in raising the possibility that things could be done differently. Sponsored by Top Doctors UK

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Patient Safety Team of the Year

This award recognises teams that are leading the way in improving patient safety and providing better outcomes

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Research Paper of the Year

This award recognises original UK research that has the potential to contribute significantly to improving health and healthcare. Sponsored by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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Primary Care Team of the Year

This award recognises primary care teams who have had a substantial effect on the health and wellbeing of the wider community through a specific project. Sponsored by MDDUS

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Patient Partnership Team of the Year

This award recognises teams who exemplify the principles of patient partnership and co-production

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Mental Health Team of the Year

This award honours a team that is significantly improving care for patients falling between the gaps in mental health care

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Emergency Care Team of the Year

This award honours teams providing high quality care for patients in the fast-paced and challenging acute setting

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Education Team of the Year

This award celebrates a team that is leading the way in medical education and ensuring quality improvement for future generations

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Diagnostics Team of the Year

This award recognises a team that is leading the way in the evolving field of imaging technology and shows a sustained commitment to quality improvement. Sponsored by Alliance Medical

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Clinical Leadership Team of the Year

This award recognises a team that exemplifies the qualities of clinical leadership, requiring ideas and enthusiasm and often by doing things differently. Sponsored by the General Medical Council and the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management

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Dermatology Team of the Year

This award identifies an innovative project in the field of dermatology which has measurably improved care for patients and support for their families. Sponsored by Leo

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Cancer Care Team of the Year

This award celebrates teams who have improved diagnosis rates and provided better support for patients and their carers. Sponsored by We Are Macmillan Cancer Support

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Palliative and Hospice Care Team of the Year

This award is for an innovative project that has measurably improved palliative care for patients or their carers. Sponsored by Hospice UK

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Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Team of the Year

This award identifies an innovative project in the field of anaesthesia which has measurably improved care for patients. Sponsored by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)

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