The 2019 HSJ Awards shortlist has been announced with 211 organisations competing in 23 categories. 

The ‘acute or specialist trust’ category will be contested by eight organisations, including Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust.

The ‘mental health provider’ category has six finalists, including children’s mental health charity Place2Be.

The shortlisted organisations will now present to the HSJ Awards judges. This year’s judges include British Medical Association GP committee chair Richard Vautrey, Northamptonshire Healthcare FT chief executive Angela Hillery, NHS England chief digital officer Tara Donnelly, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT chair Sir Bruce Keogh and more than 100 other healthcare leaders.

The HSJ Awards are now in their 39th year. HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “Over the years, the HSJ Awards have become the most prestigious in the NHS. They reflect the innovation and endeavour going on in the NHS at this moment, despite all the financial, staffing and other challenges the service faces. We wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 6 November at the Battersea Evolution Centre in London.

The full awards shortlist can be found here.