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Hail to the healthcare heroes!

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Quicksilva is a regular sponsor of the Healthcare IT product innovation award at the E-Health Insider Awards and this year was no different. Never ones to turn down a night on the town, the three directors were out in force.

We’ve been sponsoring the awards since they began in 2001 and posh frocks and a good time are always guaranteed. As this photographic evidence proves, we all looked very respectable before the champagne started to flow! The Connaught Rooms in London provided a brilliant venue for the ceremony and a drinks reception accompanied by a fantastic three course dinner was a great way to honour the unsung heroes of UK healthcare IT

The awards are of course much more than a good night out and that’s why we feel it’s so important to be able to support these awards year after year. The E-Health Insider Awards pay tribute to the important individuals and organisations that are at the grass roots of the UK’s healthcare industry. These professionals provide the much needed support that the NHS and its various agencies find invaluable on a day-to-day basis.

This year, the winners of our award were EMIS and Protomed. The victors were chosen for a cross-organisation healthcare system that enables the sharing of information between GPs, community and secondary care workers and patients. The system puts information in a specific format to ensure it’s accessible to frontline staff, whenever and wherever they need it. This helps staff and patients to make the right decisions about prescriptions and treatments.

Despite the recent Comprehensive Spending Review and the impending cuts, everyone was in good spirits and came together to congratulate the deserving winners. That’s what is so great about events like this; everyone pulls together and enjoys an evening of frivolity even if the recent economic situation has given us all reasons to be a bit glum. All I can say is - roll on the next one!

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