The National Pathology Exchange (NPEx) has been nominated for ‘Cross Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year’ as part Digital Leaders’ 100 Awards which ‘recognises 100 people and organisations across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors’. In addition to making the list of the top 100 nominees, NPEx also has the opportunity to receive an award for its long-term dedication to using digital to provide safe and efficient solutions to the UK NHS and wider health sector.
NPEx is the result of a 12-year collaboration between X-Lab, an innovative software solutions company, and The Health Informatics Service (THIS), an organisation hosted by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Digital Leaders is a ‘nationwide programme for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities’, and, for over a decade, NPEx has provided an continuously and consistently evolving solution which meets the needs of laboratories and patients across the health sector.
The ten finalists ‘are cross-sector digital products or services, who in the last year have had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes’. This is more than true for NPEx; in the last year, the team have delivered their solution nationwide in collaboration with NHS X and NHS England and Improvement to support COVID-19 testing and laboratory capacity uplifts; NPEx has been a key enabler for the delivery of COVID-19 keyworker testing; the team have continued to deliver an Integrated Care Systems programme; and continued to efficiently deliver a beneficial and effective digital healthcare solution at a national scale.
Steve Box, X-Lab’s Business Development Director, said:
‘It’s fantastic for the NPEx team to be part of the Digital Leaders 100 list and receive recognition of their contribution to digital transformation in healthcare. This really demonstrates the team's hard work and determination to succeed, and it highlights how impactful the NPEx service is on the laboratory medicine industry. The future is very bright and, if we were to win for our category, it would pave the way for great moments in the future as we continue to develop and grow the NPEx network.’
A public vote will decide the top three finalists from each category who will go forward to the next round of judging. You can vote for NPEx here.