About the Digital Health Awards
The Digital Health Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the leaders making the biggest contributions to UK healthcare IT.
Now in its third edition, it is the only health IT awards in which all 6,000+ members of Digital Health Networks are invited to vote online for the winners.
In addition to the accolade, winners will receive a trophy and an invitation to attend next year’s Summer School free of charge.
Nominations are now open and we are looking for outstanding digital leaders in the following categories:
To put forward a nomination, simply fill out an online nomination form by clicking the link below.
The winners will be announced at the gala dinner on day one at the Digital Health Autumn Leadership Summit, 7-8 October 2021.
The Digital Health Awards are open to all Network members and submissions should be for the period of the last calendar year: July 2020 to July 2021. Entrants must be currently working in an NHS or Private Healthcare provider environment within the United Kingdom.
Entries can be either submitted by individuals themselves, or by nomination from a colleague. Individuals that have been nominated MUST have given their consent for the submission to be entered. Members of the judging panel or employees of Digital Health Intelligence are not eligible to enter or nominate.
Entry Process – all category entries are submitted on our online form, hosted here.
Please read the Judging Criteria carefully to ensure that you have entered the correct category and that you answer all of the relevant parts of the submission.
You will need to evidence your entry to show how outcomes were delivered and to highlight the leadership skills, innovation and the benefits created by the nominee. There is an option to upload supplementary information to the entry.
Digital Health Networks CNIO of the Year
Digital Health Networks CIO of the Year
Future Digital Leader of the Year
Digital NHS CEO of the Year
The CCIO, CNIO and CIO categories are voted for by members of the Digital Health Networks and the Future Digital Leader and Digital CEO categories will be awarded by our judging panel.
There are three investigative elements of all the categories to be evaluated:
In addition, for the Future Digital Leader category, the judges will be seeking evidence of:
In addition for the Digital NHS CEO of the Year, the judges will investigate:
Entrants are advised to keep their diary clear for the evening of Thursday 7th October in case they are shortlisted to attend the gala awards dinner at the Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham.
Entries / Nominations opens on Friday 23rd July for 5 weeks and close on Friday 27th August at 5pm.
Voting opens for Network Members for the CCIO, CIO and CNIO Awards on Tuesday 31st August at midday and will close on Thursday 23rd September at 5pm.
Meet the judges
Lisa Emery – CIO, Royal Marsden NHSFT
Dr Paul Jones – CDIO, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Ramandeep Kaur – EPMA Lead Pharmacist & Interim EPMA Project Manager, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr James Reed – CCIO Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHSFT
Euan McComiskie – UK Digital and Data Lead, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Darren McKenna – Director of Digital, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHSFT
Sarah Hanbridge – CCIO, The Christie NHSFT
Sarah Newcombe – CNIO, NHS England & Improvement – London Region
Who can apply?
Anyone living and working in the NHS and Private Healthcare in the UK can enter or be nominated as long as they are eligible.
What is the deadline for entries?
Entries close on Friday 27th August at 5pm.
When does voting take place?
From Monday 6th September to Thursday 23rd September 5pm.
When is the Digital Health Networks Awards and how can I attend?
The awards dinner takes place at the Park Regis Hotel on the middle night of the Digital Health Leadership Summit on Thursday 7th October. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to attend as guests, others can attend if they are booked on the Summit.
Can I sponsor an award?
Contact our commercial team @ email@example.com for details.
Can I attend the Awards?
Yes, but only if you have booked your place for the Autumn Leadership Summit. Further details available here