The latest crop of Digital Health Award winners have been announced – with categories ranging from Rising Star in Digital Nursing to Digital CEO of the Year. 

Our prize winners were revealed during a gala dinner on campus at the University of York on July 14 as part of Digital Health’s Summer Schools event. A judging panel selected the winners from a shortlist and the awards have been designed to celebrate the digital achievements of the leaders making the biggest contributions to UK healthcare IT.

The winners of the Digital Health Awards 2022 are:

  • CCIO of the Year – Dr Peter Thomas, CCIO, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • CIO of the Year – Diarmaid Crean, chief digital and technology officer, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
  • CNIO of the Year – Prof Louise Hicks, CNIO, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Digital CEO of the Year – Richard Jenkins, CEO, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Future Digital Leader of the Year – Sarah Hart, urology specialty doctor, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rising Star in Digital Nursing – Rob Ratcliffe, clinical lead for district nursing, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Outstanding Contribution to Digital Health Networks – Sarah Hanbridge, CCIO Nursing and Allied Health Professional, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Now in its ninth year, Digital Health Summer Schools is a two-day residential event dedicated to local NHS IT leaders, focused on CCIOs, CIOs and CNIOs, plus future digital leaders.

The 2022 edition is currently underway at the University of York and will explore the evolving challenges of being an effective digital leader in the NHS and the different dimensions of leadership roles, focussing on the networks, future leaders, nursing, diversity and equality and emerging leadership in the ICS space.