Please refer to our frequently asked questions about the HSJ Awards 2021 below. If your query is not answered, then please CONTACT US.

Q: How much does it cost to enter the awards?

A: There is no charge for submitting your work into the HSJ Awards 2021.

Q: How long is the entry form?

A: There are 6 main questions each requiring a maximum of 200 words, plus some basic single line questions. Plus there is an upload opportunity to submit supporting evidence.

Q: What is the eligibility period for an entry?

A: Project based entries are required to be currently active or if completed, to have been completed within the past 18 months. People nominated for specific awards should either be in post or should have left their post no longer than 18 months prior. Equally evidence for any submitted entries should be current or relevant to the past 18 months. Entries previously submitted in the HSJ Awards should have a significant update, change of circumstance or result.

Q: Are private organisation eligible to enter?

A: Most categories are designed to recognise work conducted within public sector organisations and therefore in most circumstances only the NHS healthcare provider will be recognised. However we encourage private organisations to submit projects on behalf of their healthcare clients. Please check eligibility with our team if you are not sure.

Q: Who will read my entry and is it confidential?

A: All entries submitted to the HSJ Awards will be read by our appointed judges, editorial staff and internal awards administrative teams. If you have specific requirements with regards to confidentiality please contact our team to discuss if it is possible that arrangements can be made for you. HSJ would like to share best practice with our community and part of the agreement you enter in to with HSJ is to share your projects, people and organisations on our HSJ Solutions platform. However you are welcome to opt out of this. For further clarification please contact our team.

Q: Do I have to attend the awards ceremony if I enter or am short listed?​

A: No, there is no mandatory attendance at the virtual awards ceremony in November as a result of a successful entry. HSJ and Patient Safety Awards team would encourage you to celebrate your success and be part of the virtual event, please contact Ryan Bessent to discuss this further.

Q: Can I withdraw my submission?

A: Yes at any time, just get in touch with our team.

Q: When will I hear about my submission?​

A: The shortlist will be announced on 24 August 2021. Winners will be announced in the ceremony taking place on 18 November 2021. For attendance queries please contact Ryan Bessent.

Q: When will I receive feedback on my entry?

A: We cannot release any feedback before the awards ceremony has passed to ensure we have 100% of our results without prejudicing the result or informing the winners before this date. Post event, we will provide feedback on submissions on request only basis. Please contact Awards Support for more information.

Q: How much does attendance cost?

A: Please contact Ryan Bessent or call 0207 608 9045 for more information.