Celebrating Success

Success can occur in a number of forms, for example:

  • Development of a new or improved product or service improving patient care
  • Successfully receiving funding
  • Adoption into another Trust

The Bright Ideas in Health Awards is the leading healthcare event for the North East region, most recently being attended by more than 400 delegates.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of NHS employees throughout all sectors of the service in the North East and North Cumbria who have risen to the challenge of telling us how, and where, they believe that improvements to the service provided to patients can be improved, either through a technical innovation or through better service delivery.

It is often by “walking in the shoes of those that are served by the NHS” that inspiration is found to ultimately provide a better experience for patients, the public and staff within the NHS.

Key Features:

  • Provision of an annual forum to celebrate innovation as well as providing recognition for the innovators themselves.


  • Raising the profile of innovation and the innovators themselves, both on a regional and a national scale
  • Provision of financial support to assist with the development of the award winning ideas
  • Showcasing of potential commercial opportunities for businesses and SMEs

Pathway Case Study

Light Therapy Treatment for Degenerative Sight Threatening Conditions