A NORTH Yorkshire software company has been shortlisted for a national award for its system used by the NHS.

Bedale based WJP Software Limited has been shortlisted for the User-led Innovation and Experience award at the national Health Tech Awards 2020 for its Microbiological Reporting Software (MRS).

MRS is currently in use by over 50 per cent of NHS Trusts – including the whole of the North of England - that have a pharmacy or radio pharmacy clean room.

The software assists in laboratories in setting up a standardised process of entering environmental monitoring data.

The Health Tech Awards celebrates great technology and innovation making a difference across health and care.

The User-Led Innovation and Experience award specifically recognises technology driven by the user.

James Proctor, managing director of WJP Software Ltd said:‘It is really exciting to be shortlisted and recognised for something which the business has at its core.

The Northern Echo:

"Our business is designed to work in an agile way meaning the software can be adapted and added to quickly.

"Our MRS Software, like all our products, has been developed by working closely with health care professionals from the end user of the product to regional quality assurance specialists."

One of the firm's largest clients is Stockton Quality Control Laboratory.

Based at North Tees and Hartlepool Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Stockton Quality Control Laboratory uses the software to analyse and process clean room data from across the North, as well as other NHS Trusts throughout the UK.

The Northern Echo:

Wayne Goddard, lab manager, said: "Unlike with an off the shelf LIM system, we have been able to work with WJP Software Limited to develop a solution – MRS - which is tailored to our needs.

"This means we are able to be more productive and get results to our customers more efficiently, which ultimately has a positive impact on patient safety."

Winners are announced on October 22.