Each category has a specific and unique set of criteria based against five key elements.

  • Ambition - The challenge and context within which your project, person or organisation is set alongside your goals and targets whether quantitative or qualitative.
  • Outcome - The benefits realised from the point of view of patients, organisation, leadership, value creation, efficiencies and cost.
  • Spread - The dissemination of your success in terms of how your work has been picked up and replicated elsewhere.
  • Value - The creation of value from the point of view of patient satisfaction and experience, reduction in bureaucracy, time saved for staff at any level.
  • Involvement - The stakeholders buy-in and contribution toward the project initiatives and outcomes. How have the relevant staff, patients and partnerships worked together to realise the success?

2020 Awards categories

(click on each section to learn more about each category)

Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year
Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year
Acute Sector Innovation of the Year
‚ÄčAcute Sector Innovation of the Year
Award Partner
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Clinical leaders are inspiring
Clinical Leader of the Year
 Connecting Services and Information Award
Connecting Services and Information Award
Award Partner
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 Digitising Patient Services Initiative
Digitising Patient Services Initiative
Award Partner
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 Driving Efficiency through Technology Award
Driving Efficiency through Technology Award
Award Partner
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New Category
Environmental Sustainability Award
Freedom to Speak Up
Freedom to Speak up Organisation of the Year
Award Partner
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 Health and Local Government Partnership Award
Health and Local Government Partnership Award
 HSJ Partnership Award
HSJ Partnership Award
New Category
Integrated Care Partnership of the Year
Award Partner
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Mental Health Innovation of the Year
Mental Health Innovation of the Year
New Category
Mental Health Trust of the Year
Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award
Military and Civilian Health Partnership Award
Award Partner
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New Category
NHS Communications Initiative of the Year Award
New Category
NHS Workplace Race Equality Award
Award Partner
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Wessex AHSN
Patient Safety Award
Primary Care Innovation of the Year
Primary Care Innovation of the Year
New Category
Primary care networks, GP or Community Provider of the Year
 Staff Engagement Award
Staff Engagement Award
Award Partner
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System Leadership Initiative of the Year
System Leadership Initiative of the Year
System Led Support for Carers Award
System Led Support for Carers Award
Award Partner
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 Workforce Initiative of the Year
Workforce Initiative of the Year
Award Partner
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