Awards Success at the Perfect Patient Pathway Test Bed Celebratory Event!

On Tuesday 22nd May, the Test Bed Advisory Group (TAG) hosted the Perfect Patient Pathway Test Bed Celebratory Event to thank all partners and everybody who has been actively involved in the Test Bed Programme.

Hosted by TAG, and supported by Liz Howarth (Test Bed Programme Director) and Laura Cook (Healthwatch Sheffield), the event included a number of awards for technology partner and projects, which were nominated and judged by the Test Bed Advisory Group and Special Recognition Awards for all the care homes participating in the Digital Care Home project.

Liz Howarth said: “the day was a true reflection of the power and value of involving patients, service users, their families and carers in shaping health care and giving us such valuable insight.”

The Awards included:

Innovative Technology Award
Winner – Kinesis Health Technologies
Highly Commended – TEVA UK

User-Friendly Technology Award
Winner – Inhealthcare

Best Information Materials Award
Winner: TEVA UK

National Spread Choice Award
Winner – Kinesis Health Technologies
Highly Commended – Inhealthcare

Best Film Award
Winner – TEVA UK

Best Project Award
Winner – Kinesis – Strength & Balance
Highly Commended – Inhealthcare – Digital Care Home



Care Homes receiving Special Recognition Awards were Alexander Court; Balmoral; Moorend Place; Chapel Lodge; Chatsworth Grange; Haythorne Place; and Loxley Court.


Also recognised for the contribution to the programme were – Good Things Foundation; Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Single Point of Access (SPA) team and Telehealth team; University of Sheffield; Prof Jaydip Ray; Iolanthe Fowler; the Chinese Community Centre; Hollies Medical Centre; and Nether Green Surgery.

Iolanthe Fowler said: “It was an absolute pleasure to attend the TAG Test bed awards celebration event. The atmosphere was wonderful, bringing together a huge range of people from different backgrounds to talk about the impact of testbeds and lessons for the future. The event acknowledged individuals commitments to the project in a really special way, and I loved the table decorations-we all need balloons in our lives! Thanks so much!”

Colin Lewry said: “The awards event last week was really inspiring – in all my years of consultancy I’ve never been involved in a session quite like it. It was great to see patients absolutely front and centre, the real warmth for the NHS staff and innovator teams who won awards, and a totally professional approach to the whole thing from booking to presentations. It was outstanding.”

The Celebration Event was also an opportunity to share and reflect on key learning from the Test Bed programme and the aims to work in partnership to design, test and evaluate new ways of working using innovative technology, to support people with long-term health conditions.

A report, capturing all the key learning and showcasing the award winners, will be available on the Perfect Patient Pathway Test Bed website in June.