Point of Care Testing team finalists in the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2023

Date: 28/04/2023

We are delighted to announce that our Point of Care Testing (POCT) team were recently shortlisted for the Synnovis Award for Innovation in Healthcare Science at the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2023.

These awards recognise and celebrate exceptional practice and innovation which is being led by Allied Health Professionals, healthcare scientists and colleagues in supporting roles across the country. The Trust was shortlisted for an innovative POCT discovery project which was initiated to work collaboratively across primary and secondary care in Milton Keynes. The aim of the project was to deliver effective, measurable benefits for safer patient care and a governance led service, aligned to national NHS strategy plans – all with the objective of putting the patient at the heart of the system.

The Point of Care Testing Test at MKUH works within our Pathology department and manages the testing of all samples that are used in clinics, acute settings and wards. This includes providing rapid diagnostic test results that are carefully managed and conducted by expert staff.

Rakhee Surti, Point of Care Project Manager at Milton Keynes University Hospital, said: “To be recognised as part of the Advancing Healthcare Awards is something we are incredibly proud of as a team. Every day we strive to deliver a better service for our teams and ultimately our patients and this pilot was an opportunity to work closer together with our partners across the local healthcare system to achieve greater efficiencies. I am excited to build upon the success of the trial to continue to evolve the service we deliver.”

The project involved the Trust working with a range of partners and regulators including our governing body, the Institute of Biomedical science (IBMS), Pathology in Practice and POCT Innovators.

To find out more about the Advancing Healthcare Awards, visit their website: https://ahawards.co.uk/uk/