The inaugural HSJ Digital Awards were presented to the NHS’s most innovative technology-driven projects and organisations last night.

The awards saw 183 finalists competing to win the top prize in 19 categories, including improving urgent and emergency care, supporting elective recovery, reducing health inequalities, and connecting health and social care. 

The winners were chosen by 59 leading NHS figures, including NHS England national director for digital channels Joe Harrison, Imperial College Healthcare Trust chief executive Tim Orchard, and Health Education England chief digital and information officer James Freed.

Among the winners were Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System for its AI elective prioritisation tool, Midlands Partnership University Foundation Trust for its work on reducing health inequalities using digital channels, and Northamptonshire Health FT and North and West Northamptonshire councils for their work on the remote monitoring of patients. 

A full list of winners can be found here.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston FT’s Mark Lyttle was named digital leader of the year. The trust scored a second win, being named digital team of the year, while Frimley Integrated Care Board won the digital innovator of the year award.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: ”The inaugural HSJ Digital Awards provide the best evidence yet of the remarkable progress made in harnessing technology by the NHS and its partners. Each one of the shortlisted nominees showcased outstanding, and in some cases remarkable, achievements. All should be very proud of the work.”