MySunrise Cancer Support App Shortlisted for 2022 HSJ Partnership Award

The Peninsula Cancer Alliance is delighted to announce that the MySunrise App has been shortlisted for HealthTech Partnership of the Year at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022. These awards recognise outstanding contributions to healthcare in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

Over 190 entries were received for this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards, with 123 projects making it to the final shortlist. The volume and standards of applications has been a testament to those health and social care staff who continue to push outstanding work and transformational projects across the sector.

The judging panel was once again made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, including Dr Elena Bechberger (National Programme Director – LVHC Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement) and Vinice Thomas (Director of Nursing and Quality, NHS England and NHS Improvement).

Following the intense and in-depth judging process, MySunrise was shortlisted, ahead of the official awards ceremony to be held on the 24th March. Standing out amongst tough competition from hundreds of other exemplary applicants, the MySunrise team have been selected based on their ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact that they/their project has/have had on patient and staff experiences within the health and/or social care sector. 

The MySunrise App is a free information resource supporting patients through their cancer treatment at their NHS Hospital. It is also a platform for oncology teams and staff, enabling them to keep information up-to date with everything cancer patients need to know, such as Covid updates, support groups and when to get in touch whilst on treatment.

MySunrise is now live at five cancer centres in the South West of England with support from the Peninsula Cancer Alliance and has been developed through a collaborative approach, working together with oncology teams across the Cancer Network. The app has been shown to improve patient experience by relieving anxiety and help patients feel more in control and make better decision about their treatments. It also saves time and money for NHS organisations and busy oncology teams.

Dr George Brighton, Director Technical Health and MySunrise Project Lead, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for HealthTech Partnership of the Year recognising the collaborative efforts and dedication of our team, the project leads and everyone involved over the last 12 months to successfully implement the MySunrise App across the South West.

“We are hugely grateful to the Peninsula Cancer Alliance for continuing to support this work and very much looking forward to further realising the benefits of this patient support tool, especially at the moment which is such a difficult time for NHS organisations and Cancer patients. To have be chosen among the other incredible nominees is a wonderful achievement and an incredible start for 2022.”

The selected winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Westminster Park Plaza, London on 24th March 2022. The full list of nominees for the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022 can be found at