Dragon's Den Critical Care Innovation Project

We are pleased to announce the Dragons Den 2020 winner is Lisa McDonnell, Staff Nurse, Intensive Care, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust: Critical Care in a District General Hospital: a novel approach to rehabilitation in Critical Care

This year our three Dragons were Melanie Gager (Nurse Consultant in critical care, Royal Berkshire NHS Trust), Louise Gallie (former ICU patient) and me (Suzanne Bench, Professor of critical care nursing, London South Bank University). Despite stiff competition from her other two shortlisted competitors, Lisa’s passionate pitch and defence of her innovation during the Dragons’ questions secured her a critical care unit membership and £1600 towards development of a critical care rehabilitation table. We look forward to welcoming Lisa to our 2021 conference in Belfast to update us on her progress. Well done Lisa!

We also welcomed our winners from the 2019 Dragon’s Den competition back to conference this year. James Craig and Kevin Watret shared their experiences of developing an Emergency Transfer App (ETA) using the £2000 awarded to them by the BACCN. We look forward to further updates in the future.  Please see a recent chat by Karin Gerber with James and Kevin talking about their experience.

If you have an innovative research or service improvement project idea, keep an eye on our website for the opening of our 2021 Dragon’s Den competition.

Please take note that members can only apply to one BACCN funding stream (BACCN Grants or BACCN Dragon’s Den) per year.


If you are not a current BACCN Member and want to benefit from this opportunity in the future, please join us...