21 May 2020
Manchester Central


Entry and judging process

The reputation and legitimacy of the HSJ Value rests upon our rigorous and fair judging process. HSJ works with professionals across the sector to design relevant and easy to understand categories and criteria. 
The categories and criteria are updated each year to reflect current initiatives and the progress NHS teams are making delivering value and care.

HSJ recruit judges from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to reflect the workforce of the NHS across the UK. Judging takes place across 2 stages

Stage 1: Judges review all entries remotely online scoring against 5 criteria; ambition, outcomes, spread, value and involvement. Finalists are chosen based on the scores received.

Stage 2: Finalists are invited to present their projects and initiatives to our panels in person where the judges will decide on winners. Winners are announced at the awards ceremony in May.


Important dates to remember

15 October 2018 – 11 January 2019: Entries open for submission

24 January 2019 – 22 February 2019: Stage 1 judging – The panel of judges will review and score all entries online over 4 weeks

06 March 2019: Finalist announcement

01 April 2019 - 05 April 2019: Stage 2 judging – All finalists will be invited to present their project to our panels of experts and NHS leaders

23 May 2019: Awards Ceremony – Held at Manchester Central

June 2019: Feedback – All entrants receive feedback from the judges

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