Digital Health Networks Awards

The Digital Health Networks Awards 2024, shine a spotlight on the best and brightest digital leaders shaping the future of healthcare within the NHS. Our awards celebrate innovation, dedication, and excellence across the healthcare landscape, recognising and celebrating the remarkable achievements and contributions of individuals and teams who are driving transformation through digital technologies.

We proudly present a range of categories that highlight the diverse talents and expertise within the industry which are voted for by the CCIO, CIO, CNIO Advisory Panel and ICS Digital Council Chairs and Vice Chairs.


The 2024 awards categories are:

  • CCIO of the Year
  • CIO of the Year
  • CNIO of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Rising Star

Our judges will be looking for the following in each category:

CCIO of the Year:
This award recognises the Chief Clinical Information Officer who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and vision in harnessing digital solutions to improve patient care, streamline processes, and enhance clinical outcomes.

CIO of the Year:
Acknowledging the pivotal role of the Chief Information Officer, this award celebrates the individual who has displayed outstanding strategic thinking, innovation, and execution in leveraging technology to advance healthcare delivery and organisational goals.

CNIO of the Year:
For the Chief Nursing Information Officer who has exhibited exemplary leadership and innovation in integrating nursing practice with information management and technology, ultimately enhancing patient care and nursing workflows.

Team of the Year:
This accolade honours the collaborative efforts of a team that has achieved remarkable success in implementing digital initiatives, fostering innovation, and delivering tangible benefits to patients, clinicians, and healthcare organisations.

Rising Star:
Celebrating emerging talent and future leaders in digital health, this award recognises an individual who has made significant contributions early in their career, demonstrating exceptional promise, creativity, and dedication to driving positive change.


The 2024 Digital Health Networks awards will be judged by representatives from our CCIO, CIO, CNIO Advisory Panels and ICS Digital Council:

CCIO Advisory Panel

Penny Kechagioglou

Penny Kechagioglou,
Vice Chair

CIO Advisory Panel

Paul Jones

Paul Jones,

Abigail Harrison

Abigail Harrison,
Vice Chair

Debbie Loke

Debbie Loke,
Vice Chair

CNIO Advisory Panel

Simon Noel

Simon Noel,

Stacey Hatton

Stacey Hatton,
Vice Chair

Hayley Grafton

Hayley Grafton,
Vice Chair

ICS Digital Council

Paul Charnley

Paul Charnley,

Alec Price-Forbes

Alec Price-Forbes,
Vice Chair

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The application process will be open until Friday 24 May.

Entry criteria

Submissions for the Digital Health Networks Awards can be made by an individual/team nominating themselves or a colleague/colleagues.

  • Be a member of the Digital Health Networks.
  • Be a CCIO, CIO, CNIO, future digital leader or a team currently working in or using technology in your daily work within digital health and social care.
  • Work for the NHS, public sector, non-for-profit or third sector providers, in charitable sectors, or as an academic or researcher.
  • Demonstrate how the nominee meets the category criteria using evidence to support reasons.

If you would like further information about the bursary programme before applying please email


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate myself or a colleagues/colleagues for an award?
Please complete the online form. The closing date is Friday 24 May, 12noon

When will I be notified of the decision?
We will inform all nominees of the outcome w/c 10 June. All finalists will be invited to join us at Summer Schools 2024 where the winners will be announced during the event.

How do I nominate myself or a colleagues/colleagues for an award?
All finalists will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the first day of Summer Schools 2024, with the awards ceremony taking place as part of the last session on Thursday 18 July.

On receiving news that you are a finalist, you will be provided additional information including how to obtain your complimentary ticket for Digital Health Summer Schools. If you wish to attend more of the event, you can do and we can provide you the costs for this, please contact for more information.

What if I am a finalist and I am unable to attend?
If you are unable to attend, you must notify the Digital Health Networks team ( asap so that we can organise a colleague to attend in your place to receive the award in the event that you are a winner.

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