The Advancing Healthcare Awards UK  are open to AHPs and healthcare scientists throughout the UK, recognising and celebrating the achievements of these professions and those who work alongside with them.

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Judging day: 13 February 2020

Awards ceremony: 20 March 2020

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This year the Advancing Healthcare awards have a green theme with DEFRA’s sponsored award to mark their Year of Green Action and we are asking all entrants to reflect on how they have taken positive action to improve the environment.



The overall winner in 2019 was Joe McQuillan, Head Orthoptist, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust

Joe is an orthoptist who has moved from a clinical role to a senior management role. Having a practising, highly respected clinician as a senior manager has meant the service has gone from strength to strength in recent years and this is down to Joe’s commitment and drive for the service and the team. He consistently receives the most compliments in the department. His interaction with patients inspires others who have amended their clinical methods to ensure the quality of care constantly improves.
His work has led to many positive changes within the department – telephone clinics, orbital trauma pathways, learning difficulties clinics and virtual retinal clinics all of which have had a significantly positive impact on the quality of patient care.

You can find out more about Joe’s work here.

You can take a look at the winners guide here and photos from the day here we hope that you join with us in congratulating the winners and finalists.



You can take a look here at the 2018 winners here

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