WINNER: Dr Ashwani Peshen, Margate GP and Thanet Clinical Leader, Kent and Medway CCG

Dr Peshen is an outstanding clinical leader, whose vision for the improvement of patient experience has galvanised teams across organisations to work together to make improvements in the safety, quality and experience of the patient journey. His approach has led to tangible improvements for patients not only in Thanet but beyond. He is a clinical leader who patients, fellow GPs, members of primary care, trusts, the CCG, NHS England/Improvement, colleagues and patients turn to for inspiration and advice.

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

Highly commended: Dr Charlie Kenward, Associate Medical Director, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG and GP, Southmead and Henbury Family Practice in Bristol



  • Jennifer Daniel, ICN+ Service Manager, One Croydon Alliance
  • Sabrina Das, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Imperial College Healthcare Trust
  • Dr Paddy Hannigan, Clinical Lead, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Vaccination Programme, Chair, Stafford and Surrounds CCG, Senior Responsible Officer ICS Digital Programme, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent ICS
  • Lucy Kenyon, Nurse Consultant, Workability Solutions and Immediate Past President, iOH, The Association of Occupational Health and Wellbeing Professionals             
  • Brendan McGrath, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine; Honorary Senior Lecturer, Manchester University FT
  • Nick Preston, Clinical Digital Lead EPR Theatres Workstream, North Bristol Trust
  • James Taylor, Consultant Anaesthetist and Acting Director of Operations, Bradford Teaching Hospitals FT