Nominations for the 2021 Digital Health Awards celebrating the digital achievements of NHS IT leaders are now open.
He Digital Health Awards, which were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic, are back as part of the autumn digital health leadership summit, with the winners announced at the networking dinner at the October 7 summit.
For the first time, the awards will have a category to recognize the digital leadership and vision of NHS CEOs. Crucially, the Digital Health Awards are the only awards voted by NHS IT leaders, with 6,500 members Digital health networks invited to vote online to select winners.
Network members will be asked to vote for the CCIO, CIO and CNIO of the Year, with the jury selecting Future Digital Leader of the Year and the new category of CEO of the Year from SNS Digital.
The five award categories are:
- CCIO of the year
- CIO of the year
- CNIO of the year
- Future digital leader of the year
- CEO of the year at SNS Digital
Jon Hoeksma, CEO of Digital Health, said: “We look forward to the return of the Digital Health Awards as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many outstanding achievements of NHS IT leaders during a period in which we have seen a dramatic acceleration in Digital Healthcare in the UK “.
He added: “We have added the new NHS CEO category, because digital board leadership has never been so important in achieving digital transformation at scale, enabling the recovery of the NHS and securing the digital gains from the pandemic.”
Participants must be currently working in an NHS or private healthcare provider environment in the UK. Registrations can be sent by people themselves or by nomination of a colleague.
To apply, simply fill out this online application form. Registration closes on August 27 at 5 p.m.
To help you with your application, here are some tips:
Follow the evaluation criteria for this category – make sure the entry is relevant to the prize category, provide relevant information as requested, and do not exceed the word limit.
Make a backup– use facts, figures, data, case studies and examples to support your claims. This will help judges and voters evaluate your claims and convince them why you are the best candidate for the award. Feel free to send us links and URLs for additional documents, web pages and videos.
Clarity of thought and writing – Do not write vague, boring, slang-laden essays. Tell us why you deserve to win with accurate, concise, and informative language. The golden rule is to be clear and attractive. Also, make sure you spelled the names and organizations correctly – typos can be confusing and misleading.
Presume humble – and finally, don’t be shy about playing your own trumpet. Tell us about your outstanding work and why you deserve to win this award. Did you go beyond your role? what the challenges were; how you overcame them; did you have any questions We also want to know the trip.
The brand new in person Autumn Leadership Summit in October, local and national digital NHS leaders have the opportunity to connect as they plan how digital support will enable NHS recovery.
It will take place on 7 and 8 October at the Birmingham Park Regis, the event is open to all those working in the NHS sector, public or charitable.
Don’t miss it and register today.