The Unexpected Innovation Award celebrates the best of experimental design, creative thinking and radical innovation in healthcare from both Individuals and Teams this past year. 

These awards are designed to bring together the health and care ecosystem, to hear best practice examples that inspire more to do the same. No matter your function whether you work in digital, innovation, IT, data, clinical, or frontline roles, we all have a key role in driving forward the momentum to scale excellence and innovation. 

After what has been an extremely difficult year it’s important that we come together to celebrate and build on the successes, and to learn from the challenges that we’ve overcome. 

The awards will be presented at the Digital Academy Alumni event at HETT Show on 28 September followed by drinks and networking. Click here to register for HETT Show

Award submissions will be reviewed and judged by the HETT steering committee. 

  • Submission deadline: CLOSED 
  • Finalists announcement: 19 Aug ’21 
  • Winners announced: 28 Sept ’21 at HETT Show 

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the awards. 

 

The Individual Award Finalists

The Unexpected Innovation ‘Individual Award’ celebrates those who have lead the successful rollout of digital healthcare and health tech innovative projects to support the NHS and the delivery of enhanced patient care.

Tremaine Richard-Noel, Head of Emerging Technology, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Leading the advancement of technical adoption across the NHS, helping maximise productivity and efficiencies nationwide.

Rajiv Sankaranarayanan, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Heart Failure, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool CCG, South Sefton CCG

Developing the first mobile app created in the NHS for people with heart failure.

Dominic Cushnan, Head of AI Imaging, NHSX

Leading the team that developed a national COVID-19 chest imaging database called the NCCID.

The Team Award Finalists

The Unexpected Innovation ‘Team Award’ celebrates the Teams that have demonstrated successful rollout of digital healthcare and health tech innovative projects to support the NHS and the delivery of enhanced patient care and services.

NHS District General Hospital, Essex

'The Message to a Loved One'

London Ambulance Service and Barts Health Trust

'Emergency Access Coordination Hub integration programme'

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

'NGH Automation Accelerator Programme'