4 November 2020
Evolution London




Judges are selected from across the NHS and wider healthcare sector. Judges contribute valuable time and effort to work through hundreds of entries, reviewing against strict criteria and attributing scores against a transparent system aimed at rewarding and recognising the best of UK Healthcare. Our judging takes place over three stages. Please have a look at the table below for the relevant dates of each stage. Please note if you are chosen as a finalist by our judges in the first two stages you will need to attend a live presentation to our judging panel at stage 3. The final dates per category will be published soon.



19 March – 31 May

Entries open for submission

25 June – 23 July

STAGE 1 JUDGING - Our panel of judges will review all the entries and will have 4 weeks to score each entry. At the end of the process a long list will be created based on scores and forwarded to the next round.

15 August

STAGE 2 JUDGING - Over the course of a couple of days our panel of your peers will review the long list of entries, first stage scores and comments and record further feedback.

3 September

Announcement of the HSJ Awards finalists.

8 October – 19 October

STAGE 3 JUDGING - Finalist presentations to our live judging panels, please reference your categories and ensure you are free all day on those relevant days.

21 November

Awards Ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel, The O2, London

3 December - 7 December

Feedback provided to all participants

Stage 3 - Judging dates: If you are successful in being shortlisted you be required to attend the below date to present to the judging panel.



Monday 8th October 2018

Acute or Specialist Services Redesign

Monday 8th October 2018

Acute Sector Innovation

Monday 8th October 2018

Chief Executive of The Year

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Clinical Leader of The Year

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Community or Primary Care Services Redesign

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Compassionate Patient Care

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Creating A Supportive Staff Culture

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information

Wednesday 10th October 2018

HSJ Partnership of The Year

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Improved Partnerships Between Health and Local Government

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Improvement in Emergency and Urgent Care

Thursday 11th October 2018

Improving Care with Technology

Thursday 11th October 2018

Improving Outcomes Through Learning and Development

Thursday 11th October 2018

Innovation in Mental Health

Thursday 11th October 2018

Optimisation of Medicines Management

Friday 12th October 2018

Patient Digital Participation

Friday 12th October 2018

Patient Safety

Friday 12th October 2018

Primary Care Innovation

Friday 12th October 2018

Provider Trust of The Year

Monday 15th October 2018

Staff Engagement

Monday 15th October 2018


Tuesday 16th October 2018

Using Technology to Improve Efficiency

Tuesday 16th October 2018

System Led Support for Carers



Past President

Society for Cardiothoratic Surgery



Medical Director (Stratgey)

The Christie Foundation Trust



Chief Executive

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust



Patient Safety Manager

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust



Head of Experience of Care

NHS England & NHS Improvement



Performance & Improvement Manager

Conexus Healthcare



Assistant Director – Transplantation Support Services

NHS Blood & Transplant



Deputy Chief Pharmacist & NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Head of Development & Inclusion

Whittington Health



Director of Strategy and Business Development 

Dorset County Hospital


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