Entries will be reviewed against the following criteria

  • Ambition - The challenge and context within which your project, person or organisation is set alongside your goals and targets whether quantitative or qualitative. 
  • Outcome - The benefits realised from the point of view of patients, organisation, leadership, value creation, efficiencies and cost.
  • Spread - The dissemination of your success in terms of how your work has been picked up and replicated elsewhere.
  • Value - The creation of value from the point of view of patient satisfaction and experience, reduction in bureaucracy, time saved for staff at any level. 
  • Involvement - The stakeholders buy-in and contribution toward the project initiatives and outcomes. How have the relevant staff, patients and partnerships worked together to realise the success?


Acute Service Redesign Initiative
Mental Health Service Redesign Initiative
Primary Care or Community Service Redesign Initiative
Post-Covid Sustainable Transformation Award
Public and Preventative Health Service Redesign Initiative
Specialist Service Redesign Initiative
System or Commissioner Led Service Redesign Initiative

Clinical and Medical Services

Cancer Care Initiative of the Year
Cardiovascular Care Initiative of the Year
Diabetes Care Initiative of the Year 
Digital Clinical Transformation Award
Paediatric Care Initiative of the Year
Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Award
Respiratory Care Initiative of the Year
Urgent and Emergency Care Initiative of the Year

Operational and Corporate Services

HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year
HSJ Value Award of the Year
IT and Digital Innovation Award
Operations and Performance Initiative of the Year
People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year