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

Prostate Cancer PSA Monitoring Pathway - NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Digital Pathology, Research and AI Platforms - iCAIRD

Reduction and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers in a Care at Home Setting


Technology Enabled Independent Living Award 

in association with Intelligent Lilli

Long Covid MyTailoredTalks

mPower - NSS in collaboration with SCO, NI and ROI partners

My Diabetes My Way


Industry Collaboration Award 

NHS Scotland Partners with Induction Healthcare

South Lanarkshire Council Partners with Totalmobile

Right Decision Service

NHS Dumfries & Galloway First Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) in Scotland


Digital Health and Care Team Award

in association with Wellsky/Careflow

Digital Mental Health Transformation Programmem - NHS Lothian

The People Team - Support For Ordinary Living

The Digital Hub - Alliance Scotland

KIDS Digital Health Tool Team - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

MyTailoredTalks - NHS Lothian


NEW for 2023 Digital Inclusion Award

A Digital Approach to Harm Reduction - Simon Community Scotland

Digital Wellbeing Group - Who Cares? Scotland

mPower - NSS in collaboration with SCO, NI and ROI partners 


NEW for 2023 Digital Service Transformation Award

"Live Chat" Innovations in Sexual Health for Young People - NHS Highland Sexual Health Young Person Service

Social Work Scotland with Rachel Mason

Cancer MDT Application, Development & Informatics Team - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Lanarkshire's Paediatric Physiotherapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) digital transformation - NHS Lanarkshire


 Digital Leader Award

in association with InterSystems

Dr Rob Waller - Digital Mental Health Transformation Programme

Dr Margaret Whoreiskey - Technology Enabled Care Programme, Scottish Government and Partners

JD Blackwood - iCAIRD


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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
Sarah Redmond Headshot
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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