Digital Liverpool Shortlisted for Triple EHI Awards

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals are delighted to have been shortlisted for three EHI Awards. The awards, now in their eleventh year are dedicated to celebrating success in the UK healthcare IT industry.

The Trust have been shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Best Global Digital Exemplar – Digital Liverpool

The GDE ‘Digital Liverpool’ Programme is about transforming digital care for staff and patients and building significant digital investment and capability across the whole City. We are creating a unique and exciting future for the people of Liverpool. Delivery includes a range of exciting innovations in place now, move to a ‘digital first’ new hospital, implementation of an EPR across 3 local Trusts and the creation of a clinical hub of innovation and digital excellence.

Our staff are simply brilliant. Their agility in adapting to new ways of working has been one of our key successes. Dr Maryam Crews, Critical Care Consultant states “what we have achieved is revolutionary we are all excited about the potential to keep improving care through technology”.

  • Best System or Initiative Adoption – E-Sepsis

The Trust had a bold ambition to prevent patients dying from sepsis and is on course to save an estimated 200 lives each year. The project began with a partnership between the trust’s sepsis and digital teams and in April 2017, E-Sepsis was launched. E-Sepsis integrates a number of clinical parameters including patient observations and laboratory results. It is user friendly and seamlessly complements the work of clinicians, encouraging staff to ‘think sepsis’ after capturing every single set of patient observations. E-Sepsis is delivering against its ambitions and contributing to an important local and national priority in relation to sepsis care.

Dr Emmanuel Nsutebu, the Trust's Clinical Lead for Sepsis summarises what e-sepsis is helping to do as follows - What patients want from us: “Make me better, don’t harm me, be nice to me, continue to improve...."

  • CIO of the Year

David Walliker, CIO of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals NHS TrustWe are delighted that David Walliker, CIO of RLBUHT and Liverpool Women’s Hospitals has been shortlisted as the EHI CIO of the year. David has a real passion and drive to make a difference to the care people receive in the City and the outcomes that are achieved through exploiting and harnessing innovation and technology. David is a visionary leader and continually works with clinical leaders and leads across the local economy to ensure we break down silos and strive for excellence.

On the triple shortlist announcement, David said: ‘How brilliant for e-sepsis and Digital Liverpool to be shortlisted and how humbling to be too. I’m so proud of our staff and this is a huge credit to their hard work and commitment. It is a privilege to work with so many talented individuals and teams and fantastic to see the patient outcomes we are already achieving through our digital work. Well done to all involved!’

Dr Simon Bowers, GP, Chair of Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Digital Clinical Director for the CCG said: ‘I’m incredibly proud that Liverpool has been recognised and shortlisted for a number of national EHI awards. Digital Care and Innovation is critical to both enable and transform care delivery for our patients through Healthy Liverpool. The achievements to date place Liverpool firmly on the map as a leading City in digital transformation. This is fantastic and I am confident that with our plans, we will continue to develop, innovate and grow from strength to strength making a difference for our population. A huge well done and thankyou to all involved.’


As finalists for the EHI Awards, members of the team will be invited to present the project to a panel of judges on Monday 30th October 2017, and winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony held at EHI Live Conference on Tuesday 31st October at NEC Birmingham.