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 health and social care.

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.

We’re delighted that the awards will be taking place in-person at a central Edinburgh location. Join us on the evening of 21st February in central 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 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 

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 

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. 

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. 

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. 


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 which private sector companies can enter. Projects must be based in Scotland.

Who do I enter?

You can apply online using our nomination form which is here. The process should not take longer then 20 minutes. There are 7 categories which are listed here.

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 Friday 16th December 2022.

Is it free to enter?

Entries are free of charge.

When will I know if I have been shortlisted?

The shortlist will be announced on w/c 16th January 2023.

How will I know if I’ve won?

Winners will be annunced 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 February 2023. Venue is TBC.

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

Yes, all shortlisted nominees will receive a complimentary space to attend the awards dinner. 

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