Search for a digital innovation star

There are just days left to the application deadline for a digital innovation award sponsored by the Innovation Agency as part of a new regional learning campaign, ‘Learning Matters’.

The Learning Matters campaign is run by Health Education England and Voluntary Sector North West, bringing people together to share knowledge and increase understanding.

The digital innovation award is aimed at people who are championing and driving digital innovation, unlocking opportunities to improve healthcare in the region.

Nominees may be working in or with the health and care sector in the North West, who can share examples of digital innovation in action which is making a real difference to health or health services. The deadline is 10 April.

Dr Liz Mear, Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, said: “We want to highlight individuals who have been successful at supporting digital innovation in health, particularly through shared learning. It could be a person or team who have helped themselves or others, through introducing new ways of working with or learning about digital innovation. We will be looking for examples of the impact on staff, patients or population wellbeing.”

Stories and nominations can be told using any relevant Learning Matters award nomination category, at: Nominations are open until 12 noon on 10 April.


Learning Matters media and press contact:
Jo Ward
Change Maker
Telephone: 07708 428096

For more information from the Innovation Agency: Caroline Kenyon on 01772 520280 or 07950 866394

Notes to the Editor

The joint Learning Matters awards in health and care are all about celebrating and recognising the achievements of people and organisations who find the time and energy to learn something new each year and whose stories provide the inspiration to encourage others to give learning a go.

The Innovation Agency

The Innovation Agency is the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast – covering Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside and South Cumbria. Their role is to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth, by connecting the NHS, academia, local authorities, voluntary organisations and businesses – to drive collaborations which lead to the speedier adoption of innovation.

Health Education England (HEE) working across the North West

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

Voluntary Sector North West

Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) is the regional voluntary sector network for the North West. Their purpose is to ensure that the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, in all its diversity, takes its full part in shaping the future of the North West.



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