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HSJ partnership awards shortlist - most effective contribution clinical redesign

by Cerner UK | Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Published on 13 December 2019

Cerner and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust are excited to announce our nomination in the category of Most Effective Contribution to Clinical Redesign for next year’s HSJ Partnership Awards, recognising both organisations’ outstanding dedication and continuous commitment to improving healthcare.

The judging panel comprised a diverse range of highly regarded figures across the NHS and wider healthcare sector. Being shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition from hundreds of applicants, is a mark of real achievement for both organisations and the work that is being done to reduce unwarranted variation in care through the implementation of clinical practice groups (CPGs)

This recognition is based on the project’s ambition and the positive impact it has had on both practitioners and patients within the health care industry, as well as its far-reaching scope, which is set to enable positive transformation for other NHS Trusts.


“We would like to congratulate Cerner and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust on being nominated for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in February, 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.”

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan


About clinical practice groups

What are clinical practice groups?

London’s Royal Free group, in partnership with high-performing health system Intermountain Healthcare, and technology partner Cerner, have prioritised a number of areas that have the potential to be redesigned to reduce variance, save money, improve efficiency and provide a better patient experience.

Clinical practice groups (CPGs) are clinically-led ways of working across several hospital sites and services, aimed at tackling these areas. Pathways co-developed by the CPGs are digitised, and help to reduce unwarranted variation, ensuring that patients receive the best standard of care, wherever they are treated.

Benefits from CPGs implementation

A re-designed teledermatology pathway has resulted in 51% of patients -nearly 1,800 per year- no longer needing to attend unnecessary hospital appointments, saving the health system £269k annually. Read more

The new ‘keeping mothers and babies together’ means over 350 more families each year can stay together from birth, instead of their baby being admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), resulting in a 7% reduction of NICU admissions. Read more


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.