The Forward Healthcare Awards return for another year to celebrate and share great work from across the health and care sector.

As well as announcing the finalists, an engaging digital awards week will include videos, interviews and features to help highlight the teams, partnerships, innovations and ideas that have made a difference. 

If you have worked in a great partnership, on a programme that has made a difference, or have a case study you’re proud of, we want to hear from you.

Entry deadline: 23 June 2021 (midnight)

Awards week: 6th September 2021


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Excellent Use of Data

In what imaginative or effective ways have you used data? We want to know about the insights and the impact from your project.

Early stage pilot or early adopter of the year

If you’ve been working on an early stage pilot, let us know. Have there been any early results or successes? What problems are you trying to solve and how?

Inspiring SME Innovation

If you are developing – or have been working with – an inspiring SME innovation, let us know about the project.

Supplier of the Year 

This category is open to any supplier – tell us about your product or service, and any case studies.

Community of Primary Care Innovation

This category focuses on innovation in primary and community care settings. Let us know about the problem, what you did and what you achieved. 

Innovation in Mental Health 

Have you innovated in mental health? Tell us about your programme and how it benefits service users.

Research Initiative of the Year

In this category we want to know about your research – the problem you are addressing, how it will make a difference and the status of the programme.

Enhancing Care through Technology

If your technology has supported improvements in patient care, let us know how and what you have achieved so far.

Excellence in Communication and Engagement 

If you have delivered excellent communication programmes, we want to hear from you about what you did, why and how.

Supporting Healthcare Teams through Technology

Has your technology has supported healthcare professionals? Tell us about its impact and what it means to healthcare staff.

Workforce and Staff Engagement Initiative of the Year

In this category we want to know all about your brilliant workforce and engagement programmes.

Environmental Sustainability 

The final category – but an important one. If you’re working on an environmentally-friendly programme, we want to know about your work.

  • LH journalists will report on each entry and include them within our features
  • An LH microsite will be created to showcase the entries and projects 
  • All entries will be showcased during the awards week 
  • LH interview teams or customers to produce content for the event week 
  • Highly commended and winning entries will receive a trophy and logo to use as part of marketing activities
  • Finalists will receive a certificate and a logo to use
  • A large focus of the awards programme is to share the projects and the people behind them
  • During the week of 6th September we will share content, interviews and features to promote the programmes
  • We will announce the winners and highly commended in each category at set times, each day of the week