WINNER: North East London FT and 22 Field Hospital: NHS London Nightingale Hospital Build 2021

Sponsored byDepartment-of-Health-and-Social-Care


In December 2020, NHS England directed NHS London to create extra hospital bed capacity in response to the worsening pandemic. On 26 December, a team of senior leaders, planners and project managers from NHS London, NELFT, Ministry of Defence and other stakeholders assembled at the ExCeL conference centre in London’s Docklands. NHS London and NELFT, assisted by medical and engineering experts from a Military Assistance Team, led the planning and delivery of a new Nightingale Hospital facility at the ExCeL, achieving initial operating capability in only 10 days.

Read a detailed case study on this project on HSJ Solutions.

Highly commended: Defence Medical Services: Defence Covid-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery Services


  • Defence Medical Welfare Service: Medical Welfare
  • Frimley Health FT in partnership with the MOD: FHFT Working in Partnership with JHG (SE)
  • Leeds and York Partnership FT: Op Courage: Veterans High Intensity Service North
  • NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with Veterans HQ: Veterans in Custody; New Beginnings
  • South Central Ambulance Service and the Ministry of Defence: Covid-19 Military Co Responder Response
  • Trauma Simulation & Military Operational Specialist Team Training Course Leadership Team: Developing Immersive Military Trauma Surgery Simulation – Bringing Damage Control Surgery Simulation to Life and Preparing Surgical Teams for War
  • University Hospitals of Derby and Burton FT: Journey of British Army Military Personnel deployment to UHDB