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Healthcare IT Award

The wider use of computer technology in the NHS is evident throughout the world, with many countries citing NHS projects as examples of good practice. This award will recognise an organisation that is responsible for implementing a ground breaking IT project that demonstrates clear cost benefits to the wider NHS.

2022 Winner: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Outpatient Digitisation Project

The impact of COVID has accelerated the need for LTHT’s outpatient strategy to ensure that the right professionals deliver the right treatment at the right time in the right place. Led by Outpatients Clinical Support Unit (CSU), LTHT focussed on digitising appointment interactions for all outpatient specialties across seven hospitals, providing patients with appropriate, timely information about their appointments. The project went live early and is now rolling out across the Trust.


NHS Shared Business Services / Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust - Robotic Process Automation
Medway NHS Foundation Trust - EPR rollout 
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW) - Global Digital Exemplar
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Colposcopy Software Implementation

2021 Winner
NHS Arden & GEM CSU - National Immunisation and Vaccination System

Working in close partnership with the national programme team and hospitals designated as vaccination hubs, NHS Arden was able to scope, design and build a bespoke module within the National Immunisation and Vaccination System to capture real time data on vaccine take-up and ensure patients are receiving vaccine doses within specified timeframes. The system was rapidly deployed to the first hospital vaccination hubs in December 2020 and has since been rolled out to mass vaccination centres.


London Ambulance Service - Electronic Patient Care Record
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board  - Eye Care Services
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Bradford Plaster Room
Cambridge University Hospitals - Technology to Help Choose Energy Supply
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - GS1 Implementation


2020 Winner
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chesterfield Royal Hospitals want to improve their patient’s experience along with utilisation rates for appointments and launched a digital portal; Patient Hub. It can be used on any device and has two-factor security offering patients 24/7 access to their appointment information. Patient Hub went live as the coronavirus lockdown began. The trust used a phased roll-out for the best results and quickly transitioned to 80 per cent non-face-to-face appointments. Patients now click on a button and they are in Attend Anywhere’s video portal.

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
NHS Digital
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals


2019 Winner

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - Digital Nursing Team

The Digital Nursing team was enlisted in 2017 and is now employed on a full‐time basis within the Trust’s ICT team to help pave the way in NUH ambitions to become a ‘paperless hospital’. The team have helped to introduce a whole new generation of digital tools to NUH, starting with the development of digital nursing and midwifery assessments. Working closely with numerous colleagues within ICT, the team developed 17 individual electronic assessments which are completed through ‘Nervecentre’ software, and made readily available to clinical staff.

Healthcate IT Award 2019 Winner: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - Digital Nursing Team


Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Command Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - eRostering System
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust - Patient Comments algorithm
London Ambulance Service - Summary Care Records application (SCRa) pilot

2018 Winner

NHS North of England Commissioning Support

To increase the availability and ease of use of Online Nurse Appointments, North Tyneside CCG engaged NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) to work in collaboration with GP practices to adapt and perfect clinical systems to suit the different types of nurse‐led appointment. Workshops which facilitated practices to establish specific staff roles were well received by attendees. One practice reported that 8 nurse‐led appointments had been booked by patients online per day following the initiative, potentially saving up to 65 hours per year.

Healthcate IT Award 2018 Winner: NHS North of England Commissioning Support


Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
AHP Suffolk

2017 Winner

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

East Lancashire Hospitals Trust has worked with technology partners to implement an innovative out-of-hours service using diagnostic-quality video technology to support Cumbria and Lancashire’s Stroke Service. When introduced, the Telestroke Network provided the first UK out-of-hours stroke thrombolysis service, significantly reducing morbidity and mortality rates across the region

Healthcate IT Award 2017 Winner: University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

2016 Winner

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Plymouth University, Royal Cornwall Hospitals and SUDEP Action

There are more than 600,000 people with epilepsy in the UK, and approximately 42 per cent of epilepsy deaths are preventable. EpSMon, collaboratively developed between the trust, Plymouth University, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, SUDEP Action and UCL Institute of Neurology, is an evidenced based free app for smartphones and tablets. It works by providing a seizure safety checklist to support people with epilepsy, allowing patients to monitor their risk for free to keep themselves safer. It has already demonstrated improved communication, safety and reduced mortality within patients.

Healthcare IT Award 2016 Winner: Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Teleswallowing
University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - My Medical Record
West Green GP Surgery - Reducing antibiotic prescribing
South West London Pathology - Diagnostic Services
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board - Electronic Growth Chart

2015 Winner

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The winning hospital's electronic medical records system has revolutionised the way referral paperwork and medical notes are indexed, routed and shared among clinicians and clerical staff. This has boosted efficiency, reduced costs, and ultimately, enhanced patient care.


Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon CCG
Leicester City CCG