Digital Health and Care Awards 2023

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Welcome to Holyrood Connect’s 6th annual Digital Health and Care Awards, Scotland’s premier celebration of digital innovation across the health and social care sector.

The awards recognise the achievements of the individuals and teams working in the health, social care and housing sectors whose creativity and innovation continues to put Scotland at the forefront of the digital revolution. This year, we’re pleased to introduce two new categories to reflect this innovation: the Digital Inclusion Award and the Digital Service Transformation Award. You can read more about these and all the other categories in the tab below.

We’re delighted that the awards will be taking place in person in Edinburgh. Join us on the evening of 21st February at the Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel in Edinburgh as we come together to celebrate some of the fantastic work that has been taking place throughout the country over the past year.

The awards will be hosted by health journalist Pennie Taylor, and will include opening remarks from Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director-General of Health and Social Care at the Scottish Government.


Data Driven Innovation Award

in association with InterSystems

Data driven innovation, such as AI and automation, has the potential to transform health and social care. It can help public health practitioners deliver preventative medicine, improve treatment and save lives by leveraging the power of data to unlock new insights. This award will recognise projects that have taken advantage of data to improve the delivery of health and social care services. 

Technology Enabled Independent Living Award 

in association with Intelligent Lilli

Supporting independent living and self-managed care is a key component of Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy. Digital technology can play a huge role in empowering individuals to manage their own care journey. This award celebrates the individuals and organisations from across health, social care, housing and the third sector, who are embracing technology to support more people to live independently. 

Industry Collaboration Award 

Partnership working between innovative private sector vendors and the public sector is vital to achieving wide scale transformation of health and social care services. Developing a partnership that delivers positive outcomes for the public isn’t always straightforward. This award will recognise a private sector supplier that has demonstrated effective collaboration with a public or third sector client to deliver a successful digital transformation project. 

Digital Health and Care Team Award

in association with Wellsky/Careflow

True transformation is rarely delivered by one individual – indeed, it benefits from a range of perspectives and skills. This award recognises teams across Scotland’s health and social care sector who have developed their skills and internal culture to deliver transformative digital projects that have improved the delivery of services. 

NEW for 2023 Digital Inclusion Award

Despite our increased reliance on technology over the past three years, there are still many people in Scotland who are digitally excluded. This award will celebrate an individual or organisation that has used digital technology to tackle digital exclusion and reduce inequalities within health and/or social care. 

NEW for 2023 Digital Service Transformation Award

Successful digital transformation in health and social care has the potential to improve the way in which services are delivered to ensure personalised support. This award will celebrate an individual or organisation that has developed and deployed an innovative digital approach, allowing for the effective delivery of health, social care or housing support.

 Digital Leader Award

in association with InterSystems

Our Digital Leader Award recognises an individual that has played a key role in creating the environment and culture that has enabled a successful, large scale digital transformation project within health and social care. 


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Prof. Lesley Holdsworth OBE
Clinical Lead for Digital Health and Care
Scottish Government
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Dr Donald Macaskill
Chief Executive
Scottish Care
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Alyson Scurfield
Chief Executive
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Sara Redmond
Director of Improvement and Development
Charles King
Head of Sales - Scotland

What are the Digital Health Awards?

The 6th annual Digital Health & Care Awards are Scotland’s premier celebration of digital innovation across health and social care.

Who is eligible to enter?

All public and third sector organisations are eligible to enter. We also have a collaboration category that private sector companies can enter. Projects must be based in Scotland.

How do I enter?

You can apply online using our nomination form, which is here. The process should not take longer than 20 minutes. There are 7 categories, which you can read about in the "Categories" tab.

Can I save my entry?

You can save your entry and come back to it later.

How many categories can I apply for?

The number of submissions is not limited. A project may be submitted in different categories.

Can I nominate my own project?


When is the closing date for the Digital Health Awards?

Entries are due to close at 6pm on Tuesday 10th January, 2023.

Is it free to enter?

Entries are free of charge.

When will I know if I have been shortlisted?

The shortlist is due to be announced in the w/c 16th January 2023.

How will I know if I’ve won?

Winners will be announced at the Digital Health Awards ceremony on 21st February 2023.

When and where will the ceremony be held?

The ceremony will be held on the evening of the 21st of February, 2023, at the Kimpton Charlotte Square hotel in Edinburgh.

Will I receive tickets to the awards if I’m shortlisted?

Yes, all shortlisted nominees will receive a complimentary place at the awards dinner. 

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