Sheffield Teaching Hospitals pioneering multiple sclerosis stem cell team win national NHS Future Parliamentary Award

By Jodie Taylor -11th July 2019

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been named the national winner of the NHS Future Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 July.

The award was given to the team of specialists who have pioneered the use of a breakthrough treatment in the UK which is the first to significantly reverse disability in certain patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The treatment called autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) was featured in a BBC Panorama programme.

The autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) team led by Professor Basil Sharrack, consultant neurologist and Professor John Snowden, consultant haematologist was nominated by Clive Betts MP and was selected from 750 nominations submitted by over 230 MPs across the country.