Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to hold a dedicated awards ceremony for the second year. Instead, we announced the winners during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 26 May 2021.
EPCA2021 winners are:
This award recognises and rewards the use of new or existing technologies or digitally driven projects that have contributed to significant improvements in patient care or health outcomes.
Winner - Cardiology Pre-assessment Improvement team, Royal Brompton Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Digital pathways for pre-operative consent
Excellence in times of crisis award
Our new category for 2021, this award recognises and rewards dedication to healthcare during times of exceptional crisis or an emergency incident.
Winner - UCLH Post-COVID Service
This award rewards projects that have used innovative new techniques or ideas that have contributed to significant improvements in patient care or health outcomes.
Winner - SMITE team
Sheffield minimally invasive technology in endoscopy (SMITE)
This award recognises and rewards projects that have been delivered outside the UK and have contributed to significant improvements in patient care and health outcomes in a particular country or region.
Winner- Professor Tony Rahman, Ann Vandeleur and team gastro – The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Gastroenterology Online – GEO platform informing patient decision making
Medical education and training award
This award rewards projects involving the development of medical education and training programmes, services or structures that have improved the quality of patient care delivered, whether on a local or wider scale.
Winner - Health Education England Undergraduate Directorate and UK Foundation Programme Office
Introducing interim foundation year 1 doctors as a response to supplement NHS workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic
Person-centred care award
This award recognises projects that have placed patients’ needs, views and involvement at their heart, demonstrating a truly patient-centred approach to improving care.
Winner - Leicester Hepatitis C Operational Delivery Network team, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Delivery of patient-centred care in hepatitis C
Quality improvement award
This award celebrates projects that have implemented systematic change in order to achieve a measurable improvement in the quality of healthcare services, patient care or health outcomes.
Winner - Norwich Inpatient Diabetes Service team, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norwich inpatient diabetes service (NIPDS): Supporting staff, empowering patients, preventing glycaemic harms
This award rewards original research that has contributed to, or has the potential to contribute to, significant improvements in health outcomes or the quality of patient care
Winner - DATA-CAN – the HDRUK data research hub for cancer and the UCL Institute of Health Informatics
Delineating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer services and excess deaths in people with cancer: implications for cancer patient care and cancer policy
Welfare and wellbeing award
This award celebrates teams that have prioritised team and individual welfare in the form of flexible working, mindfulness and wellbeing or team-building activities to ensure staff are working at their best and continue to treat patients at the best of their ability.
Winner - The ArT1st team
ArT1st: Celebrating the talents of the type-1 diabetes community during the COVID-19 pandemic
Contribution to the profession award
This award is given to an RCP member or fellow at any stage of their medical career who has demonstrated excellence in their professional life so far.
Winner - Dr Peter Henry Scanlon FRCP - Medical ophthalmologist
We’ll be sharing the winners’ stories over the following weeks. Look out for the Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2022 that will be launching in autumn 2021.