The North Thames Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH) are proud to announce that a collaboration facilitated by the North Thames GLH has been shortlisted for ‘Provider Collaboration of the Year’ in the HSJ Awards 2022.
The collaboration between Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Marsden) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) was established to transform standard of care diagnostics for paediatric haemato-oncology. Through an innovative testing panel and a streamlined service pathway maximising both partners’ expertise, this collaboration is improving diagnostic timelines and impacting clinical management decisions for children with blood cancer.
The teams at both organisations brought together scientific, clinical and research expertise supported by the North Thames GLH, and have worked incredibly hard to bring this service to patients.
Professor Michael Hubank, Head of Clinical Genomics (Research) at Royal Marsden and Scientific Director of North Thames GLH comments, “Paediatric haemato-oncology remains a leading cause of paediatric cancer mortality and through this collaboration we are enabling clinicians to better characterise cancers and personalise treatment. The HSJ Awards programme is allowing us to share our success and learnings, and we hope will help us ensure state-of-the-art techniques are available to the largest number of patients possible.”
“We are really proud of how this work is impacting the diagnosis and treatment of infants and children with blood cancers. Being able to offer rapid advanced genomic testing to all our patients increases our understanding of these cancers and will improve outcomes. It is great to see the hard work of the team being acknowledged through this award shortlisting” added Dr Jack Bartram, Consultant paediatric haematologist, GOSH.
The ’Provider Collaboration of the Year’ award recognises work conducted to align priorities between provider organisations, which lead to greater efficiency and the development of person-centred services. This could be formally, as part of a regional or national clinical network or development of a wider hospital chain, or more informally through shared resources: the real importance is that patients derive benefit from the arrangement.
The full list of nominees for the 2022 HSJ awards can be found at https://awards.hsj.co.uk/.