Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Innovations Lead, Carol Read, has been named as one of the top 50 healthcare innovators by one of the leading healthcare news and information services, the Health Service Journal (HSJ).
The judging panel cited Carol’s involvement and inspiration behind the commercial development and success of My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream, which has captured the imagination of so many people since the recent commercialisation of the product. The original cream was developed by Salisbury District Hospital staff over 25 years ago to help patients recover from burns.
In their publication, the HSJ said of Carol: “Thanks in large part to the vision of Ms Read, it is now commercially available around the world, with 100 per cent of the profits reinvested in patient care at the organisation.”
The list of 50 includes healthcare professionals, patient leaders, policy makers and managers and recognises people whose ideas and leadership have changed ways of working and given inspiration for others.
Innovations range from the development of new surgical techniques and treatment, to innovative processes, procedures and equipment that have made a tangible difference to patients, colleagues or the wider society.
Carol Read said: “ I am enormously proud to be listed in the HSJ’s top 50 healthcare innovators, which reflects the tremendous success of My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream and the development of other groundbreaking innovations . The judges recognised my work in promoting and undertaking creative innovation in Salisbury and the excellent reputation the hospital has in this area. I know that this couldn’t be achieved without the backing of so many other people here who have worked so hard to make it a success."
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
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