NHS Elect is delighted to announce that Professor Simon Conroy has won the Clinical Leader of the Year award at this year’s HSJ Awards for his work with the Acute Frailty Network. 

These awards continue to be the most esteemed accolade of health service excellence in the UK and the 2022 event reflected the HSJ Awards’ 42-year heritage of sharing best practice, improving patient outcomes and celebrating better service. Most importantly, they also provided a well-deserved thanks to the health and social care sector.

NHS Elect Director Deborah Thompson, commented “This recognition of Simon's work from the judges at the HSJ Awards in the prestigious Clinical Leader of the Year category means a huge amount to everyone involved with the Acute Frailty Network and at NHS Elect.  The impact of winning an HSJ Award will really drive our team to build on this success and encourage us and our colleagues to keep exploring ways of improving outcomes and implementing new innovations to help enhance our future work."

Following the comprehensive and lengthy assessment process – overseen by a panel of dedicated industry professionals - Simon went on to win the category, standing out amongst a very impressive shortlist.

With 1,040 entries and 25 categories, the awards drew attention to the 'high-flyers' of healthcare excellence in both the NHS and its partners who strive to improve outcomes and services for both patients and staff alike. Overall, 217 finalists made it to the initial shortlist, from across 163 individual organisations, testament to the high volume of outstanding projects being developed  throughout the UK’s health and care services. The Acute Frailty Network was also a finalist in the Patient Safety category.

HSJ Editor Alastair McLellan added; “I’d like to offer my congratulations to Simon being named winner of the Clinical Leader of the Year at this year’s HSJ Awards.

“Our awards programme are not just a celebration of success stories but also a platform to shape the future of the NHS.  It is always so encouraging and heartening to see projects adapting, developing and improving their services with the vision of providing the very best in treatment and for their patients across the country."

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