Winners unveiled at BMJ Awards 2013

THE very best of patient care was celebrated at the BMJ Awards in London on May 9.

Individuals and medical teams who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare were honoured at the glittering ceremony at the Westminster Plaza Hotel. Now in its fifth year, the awards were hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain.

MDDUS was proud to be both principal sponsor of the event as well as category sponsor for Primary Care Team of the Year. The Union’s chief executive Professor Gordon Dickson welcomed the 644 guests, 63 shortlisted teams and 15 winning teams who had travelled to the event from all over the UK.

Taking the award for Primary Care Team of the Year was Littlewick Outreach to Vulnerable Elderly (LOVE) Project in Derbyshire who target unmet health and social care needs among over-70s. Northwick Park Hospital Stroke Team in North West London won Clinical Leadership Team of the Year while the Crisis Response Falls Team of East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust were named Emergency Medicine Team of the Year.

The Dean Street at Home project in London won the award for Transforming Patient Care using Technology for their work using social networking sites to raise awareness of HIV testing amongst gay men.

The Karen Woo Surgical Team of the Year award went to the Britain Nepal Otology Service (BRINOS) which has carried out more than 4,000 major ear operations at surgical and out-patient camps in Nepal. BRINOS also won the prestigious Medical Team of the Year award.

For a full list of all the winners log on to http://groupawards.bmj.com