Health Business Awards 2020 shortlists announced
The shortlists for the 2020 Health Business Awards have been announced. This year, the frontline response to the Coronavirus pandemic has magnified the value of the crucial roles carried out by healthcare professionals in NHS organisations.
In these unprecedented times, their selfless, ongoing efforts to protect the health of over 66 million UK residents deserve recognition more than ever. Dr Hilary Jones will present the 2020 Health Business Awards at 2pm on Thursday 10th December - Live Online
Recognising excellence in the National Health Service
The National Health Service is a truly unique and highly complex organisation. Responsible for over £150 billion of public sector spend, the sixth largest employer in the world is at the heart of the battle against the COVID 19 pandemic.
Throughout the current crisis, the NHS has excelled in providing essential care to the UK's 66 million residents. More than ever, it is vital that the dedication of its amazing doctors, nurses and support staff is recognised.
Since 2010, the Health Business Awards has been staged annually in order to recognise the many examples of innovation and excellence that happen every day in the NHS.
Supported by Health Business magazine, the award categories incorporate facilities, technology, human resources, hospital management and transport as well as the Outstanding Achievement in Healthcare award, which is presented to an NHS organisation that has achieved sustained success in its role and has brought benefits to the wider NHS through dedication and expertise.
The 2020 Health Business Awards will take place on Thursday December 10, online, where the winners and commended entries will be revealed. Entry is free of charge to all NHS and supporting organisations.
Presented by Dr Hilary Jones
The 2020 Health Business Awards will be presented by GP, TV Presenter, Medical Broadcaster, Author and Public Speaker Dr Hilary Jones.
Dr Hilary, who has hosted the HB Awards previously, qualified in 1976 at The Royal Free Hospital in London having studied art subjects at A Level then converting to a six year medical degree. In 1979 he worked for a year as the single handed medical officer on Tristan da Cunha, the most isolated inhabited island in the world. In 1981 he worked as a troubleshooting GP and Emergency Doctor for the oil industry at Sullom Voe in Shetland for Offshore Medical Support.
He became a Principal in General Practice and a GP Trainer in the early 1980’s. He also worked as a Senior House Officer in Opthalmology before entering General Practice assisting in Glaucoma and Cataract extraction procedures and learning the science of refraction.
He then began presenting educational medical TV programmes for British Medical TV in 1986 and went on to join TVAM. Along with Lorraine Kelly, Dr Hilary was the first presenter to be signed up by GMTV when it won the breakfast franchise in 1993. He is now the Health Editor for ITV’s Breakfast television.
“A great event and so well organised. It was a wonderful atmosphere of celebration and anticipation, not knowing who the winners were until the organisations were called up to receive their awards.” - Sarah Greenslade, British Parking Association
"We have been proud to support the PSI Group in their efforts to honour and recognise excellence in the Healthcare sector. We have been involved in the event for a number of years now, it is very well run and has established itself an integral part of the calendar for both delegates and sponsors alike. We would again like to congratulate all nominees and winners and particularly the winner of the award we sponsored which was the Healthcare IT Award which was won by NHS North of England Commissioning Support." - Andrew Cowling, Fujitsu
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"Those managing the awards did a great job in ensuring that everyone had a warm welcome to the event and were provided with all the information needed. The venue itself was perfect. Considering we were there as a shortlisted organisation for the Hospital Catering Award and are a catering team, we were all very impressed and satisfied with the quality of catering. The toastmaster (Reuben Lynch) was very impressive and Dr Phil Hammond was a very funny and informative speaker. I would recommend both being asked to return and host the 2018 awards" - Steve Wedgwood, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
"We attended the HB Awards on 14th December at The Grange Hotel in London and found it to be a most enjoyable occasion, where we were privileged to meet many interesting people. The event was very well organised, in an attractive setting, and we look forward to the next" - Janet Bray, Garran Lockers Limited
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