10 AWARDS & CONFERENCES 10.1 AWARDS 10.2 CONFERENCES 10.1.1 HEALTH PLUS CARE - HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION AWARDS The TU, working on behalf of the 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups across Greater Manchester, was runner up in the first National Healthcare Transformation Awards, hosted by NHS Clinical Commissioners and Health Plus Care. The judges were impressed with the range of entries and commitment of the Clinical Commissioning Groups across Greater Manchester to make a tangible difference to patients. 10.1.2 PATIENT SAFETY CONGRESS AWARDS – PATIENT SAFETY IN SURGICAL CARE Now in its ninth year, the Health Service Journal’s Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. The awards help champion the ever-important issue of patient safety and assist in promoting associated organisations and the important work they do on a national level. 10.2.1 NHS CONFEDERATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE A group of TU representatives attended the NHS Confed in Manchester. This is always a well- attended event in the NHS calendar and gave the team a chance to watch inspiring talks from the likes of Stephen Dorrell, Simon Stevens and Dame Kelly Holmes. 10.2.2 NHS ENGLAND HEALTH AND CARE INNOVATION EXPO 2016 The TU exhibited at NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo at Manchester Central. This is an annual event that welcomes innovations in technology and information, recognising the difference this makes to patients. Over 5,000 delegates - from health and care, the voluntary sector, local government and industry - attended the event in 2016 which featured two main speaker stages, four feature zones, and over 100 “pop-up university” workshops. We had a branded stand in the exhibitor hall and had an opportunity over the two days to talk to a broad range of delegates about our work and to learn and share the ideas and innovations that will transform health and care services. Over the course of 2016/17, the TU was considered for a number of awards, covering a range of topics and subjects. The TU attended several major conferences and events over the last 12 months to build on our existing network of stakeholders; raise awareness at a national level of the work we are doing; and to learn more about other developments across the NHS. Following its initial success at Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, the Healthier Together board agreed to the Greater Manchester-wide rollout of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery + (ERAS+), an innovative model of care developed to reduce the incidence of post-operative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective major surgery. Local implementation demonstrated a positive impact on patient safety and so this aspect of the Healthier Together programme was put forward as a case study for the Patient Safety in Surgical Care award category. At the time of writing, the TU was a shortlisted finalist and the overall winner will be announced at the Patient Safety Congress on July 4th. The TU was also a contender for: •  Association for Healthcare Communications & Marketing – Best Engagement or Consultation •  BMJ Awards – Innovation Team of the Year The NHS Expo brought together high profile speakers such as Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP (Secretary of State for Health), Professor Sir Bruce Keogh (Medical Director, NHS England), Sir Howard Bernstein (Chief Executive, Manchester City Council) and Jon Rouse (Chief Officer, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership). 10.2.3 THE UK IMPROVEMENT ALLIANCE (UKIA) IMPROVEMENTX Four TU representatives participated in the week- long inaugural UKIA conference, ImprovementX, in February 2017. The event brought together leading improvers, innovators and thinkers to learn from one another on key improvement topics. The week was made up of a combination of virtual and live events including virtual discussions; site visits to Amazon, Crossrail and Imperial Healthcare; and presentations from guest speakers such as Jon Coles from United Learning and Liz Nicholl from UK Sport. The team had the opportunity to network with a like- minded community of professionals, learn about how improvement was approached in different environments and reflect on how this could be translated to a healthcare setting. 33