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The much awaited HSJ Partnership Awards Ceremony is coming back to London this February to showcase and celebrate the most effective partnerships within the private sector and the NHS. 

Now in its third year, the HSJ Partnership Awards boast a shortlist that includes an impressive inventory of organisations from the private sector to trusts and charities. Each of those nominated has demonstrated the real and positive value that collaborative projects can have on healthcare organisations and their patients. 

The esteemed panel of judges, are drawn from across the NHS and other organisations and come from a range of backgrounds, including both clinicians and managers. Their pooled expertise is invaluable in assessing the entrants and deciding on the eventual winners. The rigorous judging process looked for partnerships which were effective and delivered real improvement for the NHS – whether through better value for money or improved services, or both.

Following the shortlist announcement, the excitement has been building amongst all the finalists for the “big reveal” of the final 14 category winners at the awards ceremony on Thursday, 27th February at the Park Plaza Westminster in London. The awards evening is expected to be attended by leaders and professionals from across the healthcare sector as well as figures from non-clinical backgrounds to celebrate the achievements of their industry peers.  

The chosen charity partner of the HSJ Partnership Awards this year is MediCinema who bring cinematherapy to hospital patients and their families, giving them a sense of normality at a difficult time. They build, equip, install and run state of the art cinemas in hospitals across the UK, giving patients the same experience, they would get in any other cinema. Thanks to the support of the film industry they show the latest blockbusters, meaning patients don’t have to miss out just because they’re in hospital.

Ahead of the annual event, the finalists have been feeling a sense of recognition and are waiting eagerly to know the winners.

Nominated in the Best Not for Profit Working in Partnership with the NHS category, June Davis, Advisor for Allied Health Professionals at Macmillan Cancer Support, says:

“We’re thrilled to have been recognised for our work with the NHS on principles and guidance for prehabilitation. The wait to start cancer treatment can be a hugely anxious time, but prehabilitation can help support people mentally and physically to find their best way through.”

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and HomeLink Healthcare, nominated in the Best Healthcare Provider with the NHS category, spoke of their delight at being a finalist; 
“The announcement recognises the hard work of our teams in setting up and delivering this innovative service which reduces some patient’s stay in hospital by providing care and treatment at home.”
Shortlisted under the Procurement Project of the Year category, Nicola Hall, founder and COO at Ingenica Solutions commented, “The energy the Ingenica team invest to ensure our procurement projects across the NHS are a success, is outstanding; and this together with the same energy from Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has created a very successful project.  It’s an absolute joy to be part of the HSJ Partnership Awards, and we are all incredibly proud to be shortlisted as finalists for the

Procurement Project of the Year.  Our ongoing partnership with Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust highlights that with the right team on board, NHS trusts can make enormous strides in securing ever greater savings and efficiencies.”  

The full list of finalists for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020 can be found at: Keep up-to-date with the latest news and announcements by following @HSJPartnerships on

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About HSJ Partnership Awards:
The HSJ Partnership Awards celebrate the most effective partnerships with the NHS and highlight the benefits which working with the private and third sectors can bring to patients and NHS organisations.

About MediCinema:
MediCinema is a registered UK charity and the leading provider of cinema experiences in NHS settings. By building, installing and running state of the art cinemas that accommodate hospital beds and equipment, MediCinema works to progress patient resilience and recovery and improve wellbeing through the power of film and the shared cinema experience. During their stays in hospital, patients, families and carers can see the latest releases as well as silver-screen classics and get a much-needed break from the wards. In a recent survey, 99 per cent of respondents agreed that MediCinema makes a positive difference to their experience of the hospital and 92 per cent agreed that MediCinema helps to reduce anxiety and stress. Founded in 1999 at St Thomas’s Hospital, MediCinema is in a period of expansion, with three new sites planned up to 2025.


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Last Updated: 19-Feb-2020