NHSBSA Shortlisted for Digital Technology Leaders Award 2020

Rising stars from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) have been recognised across no less than four separate categories at this year’s prestigious Computing’s Digital Technology Leaders Awards.

Shortlisted projects include:

The Digital Team
Shortlisted for the Best Place to Work in Digital – Large Organisations

The NHSBSA Digital team are integrated into every aspect of the business and are key to its success - solving problems for patients; supporting the wider NHS and working with Government and commercial organisations to improve the lives of real people.

By breaking down traditional hierarchical barriers they have improved the way colleagues work together, allowing greater collaboration and fast decision making.

To find out more about the team, visit https://youtu.be/I4C3Bputb-A

Digital Maternity Exemptions
Shortlisted for Best Public Sector Digital Project

NHSBSA has launched a digital service to make it easier and quicker for healthcare professionals to issue Maternity Exemption Certificates (Matex) to expectant and new mothers. Matex entitles pregnant women and women who have given birth in the last 12 months to get free NHS prescriptions and NHS dental treatment.

The new digital service includes a self-registration function for midwives, reducing a 5-day wait to just a few minutes and saving time and money for the NHS. It also means mums-to-be can receive their certificate instantly via email.

To find out more, visit: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/exemption-certificates/maternity-exemption-certificates/digital-maternity-exemption-service

Am I Exempt?
Shortlisted for Best Public Sector Digital Project

The NHS online eligibility checker is helping patients to understand if they are entitled to receive free NHS prescriptions and NHS dental treatment and how to claim correctly to avoid unnecessary penalty charges. It takes less than two minutes to complete and can also let patients know about other means of support available, such as the NHS Low Income Scheme.

To find out more, visit: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/dont-get-caught-out-penalty-charges/check-you-tick

Darren Curry
Shortlisted for CDO of the Year

Chief Digital Officer, Darren Curry, leads the teams responsible for the delivery of digital initiatives across the NHSBSA. From strategy inception to delivery and live running, his aim is to increase user satisfaction and deliver efficiencies using technologies and data driven insights for the NHS - never more so than during the recent COVID-19 pandemic.  

Darren is a contemporary leader who has created an environment where his team can grow and excel as individuals, whilst maintaining a structure that ensures cross collaboration and professional development. 

Tori Hutchinson
Shortlisted for Young Digital Professional of the Year

Tori Hutchinson, Senior Digital Leader is responsible and accountable for the large-scale digital transformation of a wide range of public-facing, national services. During the COVID-19 outbreak she led and mobilised teams overnight to support new services which are contributing first-hand to the UK’s understanding of the pandemic. Tori inspires her teams to achieve great results .

The Computing Digital Technology Leaders Awards exist to recognise the achievements of the individuals and companies who are really making it happen at the coal face of the digital technology stack: from website design and coding to UX and project management, from scrum masters and product managers, all the way up to the CDO.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held on 21 October.

For the full shortlist, visit: https://event.computing.co.uk/digitaltechnologyleaderawards/en/page/2020-finalists

Contact Information

Jane Kartupelis

NHS Business Services Authority