Judges are selected from across the NHS and wider health and social care sector. Judges contribute valuable time and effort to work through hundreds of entries, reviewing against strict criteria and attributing scores against a transparent system aimed at rewarding and recognising the best of UK Healthcare.

Our judging takes place over two stages. Each stage is designed to provide a fair and transparent process. Have a look at the key dates page for more information. Please note if you are chosen as a finalist by our judges in the first stage you will need to attend a live presentation (in accordance with Government Guidelines) to our judging panel at stage 2. The final dates per category will be published soon.

For eligibility please see our FAQs

Stage 1: Remote Judging – Once the entry phase closes all the submissions will be sent to our judges for online review.

Stage 2: Live Presentations – Once the shortlist has been announced in February all finalists will be invited to give a virtual presentation to our judging panels. See full judging dates for each category here. 

To find out more

For all enquiries, please contact Awards Support on awardssupport@hsj.co.uk