There are four new categories at this year’s HSJ Awards which opened for entries this week.

The Efficiency Initiative of the Year judges will be looking for evidence of measurable efficiency savings after discussion with clinicians and stakeholders while the winner of the Enhancing Quality and Efficiency in Services for Children and Young People award will have shown they have designed services that recognise children are different.

The Procurement Initiative of the Year award will be judged on business acumen, negotiating skills, value for money and relationships with bidders.

The Quality and Productivity award entrants will have to show how they focused on the quality of healthcare and patient experience. For more information on the awards and criteria visit