Meridian Awards submission deadline extended to end of April

Posted on 16 April 2019 (Permalink)

Following the recent success of Meridian LIVE 2019, we will be extending our Awards submission deadline, to offer new stakeholders the opportunity to apply.

Last year over 40 teams from healthcare, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector vied to take one of the coveted WMAHSN healthcare innovator awards and following recent engagement, this year looks to be the most competitive yet.

The accolades will be presented at the WMAHSN annual awards evening  at the Park Regis on Thursday 18th July, and reflect our dual aim of improving health and creating wealth for the region.

This year the categories are:

  • MidTECH Award for Best NHS-Developed Innovation
  • Economic Development Award
  • Digital or Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year Award
  • Patient Safety Award
  • Advanced Diagnostics, Genomics and Precision Medicine Award
  • Adoption of Innovation Award
  • Meridian Award

Those shortlisted for the MidTECH Award will have a chance of receiving a share of a £10,000 prize fund which will be decided by our expert panel.

A panel of experts will assess the entries, with shortlisted applicants invited to attend the ceremony in July. As well as a trophy, winners will receive promotion of their win through print and digital channels, support from WMAHSN communications team to raise their profile, mentoring and support to adopt the innovation across the region and a winner’s logo for email signatures and websites. Please click here to access the application form or click here to read the full criteria. This year we are asking for a 30 second video as part of your application, please see the video guidance for more information. 


To be eligible to enter you will have had some contact or support with the WMAHSN and/or the Meridian Innovation Health Exchange.

Simply complete the appropriate application form and return it to Tammy Holmes ( by 5pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019 to apply.