Cardiff healthcare team shortlisted for The BMJ Awards 2016



A healthcare team from Cardiff has made it to the final judging stages for The BMJ Awards 2016.


The team, from the University Hospital of Wales is hoping to win Cardiology Team of the Year category for improving detection of heart defects in babies before birth in Wales.


Before the project, antenatal detection of heart defects in Wales was very poor, resulting in excess illness and death compared with other UK regions.


The project has achieved safe and effective heart screening and established the same standards of care in all district general hospitals. And patient satisfaction with the project is excellent.


The BMJ Awards are the UK’s premier medical awards programme, recognising and celebrating the inspirational work done by doctors and their teams.


This year’s awards attracted more than 300 entries across 15 categories, including anaesthesia, cancer care, dermatology, and palliative care.


Next month, the shortlisted teams will present their projects to an expert judging panel, which for the first time will include a patient representative.


The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 5 May 2016 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.