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Innovators from Gateshead Health shortlisted in the Bright Ideas in Health Awards

A Specialist Breast Care Nurse from Gateshead has been named as a finalist in the Bright Ideas in Health Awards Innovation Champion category.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is delighted that one of its Specialist Breast Care Nurses has been named as a finalist in this year’s Bright Ideas in Health Awards.

The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2022 logo
The Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2022 logo

Now in its 18th year, the prestigious awards celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams working within the NHS, industry and academia, who have risen to the challenge improving services provided to patients, either through a technical innovation or through better service delivery.

Hundreds of innovators from across the region submitted deserving entries across ten categories. Our Specialist Breast Care Nurse, Caroline Tweedie has been shortlisted in the Innovation Champion category.

Caroline will find out if she has been successful in her bid for the prize at the Bright Ideas in Health Awards ceremony on March 23 at the Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead.

The winners of the 10 categories will receive a cash prize and support from innovation experts at the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria to progress their ideas.

This year’s headline sponsor is the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS). Other sponsors include: County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust; Centre for Process Innovation (CPI); Health Education England North East (HEENE); North East Futures University Technical College; South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust; Sintons LLP; The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; NIHR CRN NENC; Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; SME Centre for Excellence; Teesside University; NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria; Sunderland University; and NECS.

To find out more about the Bright Ideas in Health Awards and this year’s finalists, visit the Bright Ideas in Health awards website.