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BASHH prizes: the Cathy Harman award for innovation
  1. Colin Roberts1,
  2. Elizabeth Foley2
  1. 1Jefferiss Wing Centre for Sexual Health, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of GU/HIV Medicine, Solent NHS Trust, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elizabeth Foley, Consultant in GU/HIV Medicine, Department of GU/HIV Medicine, Solent NHS Trust, Royal South Hants Hospital, St Mary's Road, Southampton SO14 0YG, UK; efoley{at}

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As a tribute to Cathy Harman's dedication to improving sexual healthcare, BASHH introduced an award in her memory. Since 2010, this team award has been awarded annually for innovation and service modernisation.

In 2011, eight BASHH members nominated their work for the prize judged by a panel of sexual health experts.

There were two broad categories of the types of work submitted: first, the development of a new service meeting a need in the local community and, second, the implementation of a new system to improve clinical service. The following summary demonstrates the quality and innovation that is part of sexual health across the UK.

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