The new Digital Health Awards will recognise and celebrate the achievements of the leaders making the biggest contributions to UK healthcare IT. 

We are the only health IT awards in which all 2,000 members of Digital Health Networks are invited to vote online for the CCIO (in association with CareWorks), CIO (in association with Socitm), CNIO (in association with Nervecentre) and an Outstanding Contribution category in conjunction with BCS Health and Care   

The judges shortlisted three candidates in each category (except Team of the Year (in association with Capgemini) and Future Digital Leader (in association with OutSystems)). In the next phase, the members of the Networks were asked to vote to select the winners.

The winners and runners up of the 2018 Digital Health Awards can be seen below. Thanks to all involved for taking part.

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CEO, Digital Health



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The winners of the 2018 Digital Health Awards

Digital Health Networks CCIO of the Year: 

Dr Mark Westwood, Chief Clinical Information Officer, North Tyneside CCG and Primary Care Lead, Great North Care Record

Runners up:

.  Dr Rhidian Hurle, CCIO and Medical Director, NHS Wales Informatics
.  Dermot O'Riordan, CCIO and Consultant General Surgeon, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Digital Health Networks CIO of the Year: 

Phillipa Winter, Chief Information Officer, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Runners up:

.  Kate Warriner - Programme Director, Chesire and Merseyside Digital Revolution Programme
.  Andrew Clayton - Head of Health Informatics, Doncaster and Rotherham CCG

Digital Health Networks CNIO of the Year: 

Jackie Murphy, Interim Chief Nurse, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Runners up:

.  Angela Reed, Senior Professional Officer, Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council
.  Kevin Percival, CNIO, Frimley Health Foundation Trust

Future Digital Leader of the Year: 

Ella Worsdale, Head of Information, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Highly commended:

.  Samrina Bhatti – Specialist ePrescribing pharmacist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Outstanding Contribution: 

Andy Kinnear, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Runners up:

.  Anne Cooper, Former Chief Nurse, NHS Digital
.  Iain Buchan, Director of Healthcare Research, Microsoft

Digital Health Networks Team of the Year:  

Scottish National Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Digital Network

- Mark Fleming, Scottish Government eHealth Clinical Lead
- Dr Lesley Holdsworth, Scottish Government Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care

Highly commended:

.  Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, Transformation team

- James Sharp, Digital Media and Marketing Manager
- Jenna Chapma, Digital Media and Marketing Officer
- Marteka Swaby, Senior Transformation and Commissioning Manager (Mental Health)