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Celebrities Lenny Henry and Victoria Derbyshire hosted HSJ’s annual awards on Wednesday, taking place online for the first time in the event’s history.

More than 107 judges selected 24 winners from across the NHS following the most challenging year in the health service’s history.

Rob Webster from South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust was among the winners, walking away with the chief executive of the year award.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals FT has been crowned Acute or Specialist Trust of the year and Hertfordshire Partnership University FT Mental Health Trust of the Year.

There were also musical performances from Breath Harmony Choir (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust) and Lewisham and Greenwich Trust, as well as special messages from well-known names – including London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Dame Kelly Holmes. Read all about the event and its winners and finalists here.

Moving on

This week it was announced that the chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Mark Cubbon, will be moving on from the trust to a leading national role.

Mr Cubbon will join NHS England’s leadership team at the end of March as the director of long-term plan delivery and deputy chief operating officer. Like his boss, chief operating officer Amanda Pritchard, he will join the team on a secondment basis for two years.

The CEO has overseen an organisational turnaround at PHT as well as taking on work to ease challenges at the neighbouring Isle of Wight Trust.

He will be going to the national team at a particularly challenging time for the nation’s healthcare and while the details of his role haven’t been revealed yet it will likely include reducing elective waits, restoring cancer services and the development of integrated care systems.

Writing on Twitter on Tuesday, Mr Cubbon said that while he is excited to take on the new role, “today is tinged with sadness knowing I’ll be saying goodbye to many friends and colleagues.”