As the NHS looks to the future, healthcare scientists will be working at the cutting edge of existing health technologies and actively helping to shape the development of future tools, diagnostics, devices and therapies to transform health and social care.
The 2019 National Healthcare Science Awards was held on the evening of 7 March in London as part of the Chief Scientific Officer’s Annual Conference. The awards, now in their 13th year, celebrates the tremendous contribution and achievements of the healthcare science workforce and the impact they have on patient outcomes, championing inspiring case studies of quality improvement, innovative partnerships and pioneering service delivery.
The sheer scale and scope of the contribution of healthcare scientists is often unseen by patients and the public.
That’s why these awards are so important. It is right to take the time to reflect on the talent and commitment seen across science being applied in health and recognise the great work that is being done day-in day-out across the country.
This year we received a record number of entries, and it is in the face of tough competition that I am extremely proud to showcase this year’s winners. I hope they inspire others to keep up the good work on behalf of the patients and communities they we serve.
Chief Scientific Officer Professor Dame Sue Hill