Medical School student project makes NHS Wales Awards final

Swansea University is celebrating after one of its projects made the finals of this year’s NHS Wales Awards.

NHS Wales Awards logoThe University is up for the Students Improving Patient Safety and Quality award – supported by 1000 Lives Improvement Student and Educator Community – for a student project by Rohit Singh from Swansea University Medical School, which aims to improve doctors’ knowledge of severe hypoglycaemia.

The annual NHS Wales Awards celebrate the work of organisations and teams across Wales in delivering excellent care and the winners will be announced later this year, in a ceremony on September 23.

This year the Awards received 167 entries and the judging panel of NHS experts had the tough task of selecting the 24 finalists in eight award categories.

The next stage is for the judging panels to visit each finalist to find out more and see first-hand the benefits they’ve brought to patients.

The NHS Wales Awards are organised by 1000 Lives, which is the national improvement service for NHS Wales delivered by Public Health Wales.

They were launched in 2008 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS.