National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network Awards 2020 Winners (19th November 2020)


National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network Awards 2020 Winners

The National Health and Social Care Strategic Information Governance Network (National SIGN) last night proudly announced the winners of its 2020 Information Governance Awards:

Information Governance Professional of the Year – Seraphim Patel, Data Protection Manager, Optegra Eye Healthcare

Information Sharing Champion of the Year – Julie Irving, Information Sharing Programme Manager, Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG and West Suffolk CCG

Information Governance Innovator of the Year – Russell Cowell, Head of Information Governance, Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS FT

Information Governance Team of the Year – Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Information Governance Human Encyclopædia – Adam Rezazadah, Information Governance Manager, Sussex Community NHS FT

Outstanding Contribution to Information Governance – Heidi Doubtfire-Lynn, Information Governance and Registration Authority Manager / Data Protection and Privacy Officer, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Chair of the National SIGN, Andrew Harvey (who is Group Head of Information Governance and DPO at Brighton and Sussex University and Western Sussex
Hospitals NHS Trusts), said:

“It is hugely humbling to hear some of the wonderful work that colleagues are doing in the Information Governance discipline up and down the country in the really troubled times caused by Covid-19. It’s so important, now more than ever, to recognise what is being done against adversity in 2020. From quick-fire implementation of IT systems to getting their heads around obscure legislation that has been rolled into action, the demand on Information Governance and Data Protection professionals has been relentless and all too often goes unseen. The National SIGN is so proud to be honouring all of our winners and nominees. I truly want to congratulate them all.”

The Awards were judged by a panel of Information Governance experts from around the country, with all nomination statements being blinded by name, gender, organisations, ethnicity and location.