Now accepting entries for 2024 Florence Nightingale award

The annual Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Health and Care Analytics is now accepting entries for 2024. 

The award, now in its fifth year, is aimed at practitioners whose work in data analytics has led to significant improvements in patient care. Named after the Society’s first female fellow, the award is supported by the Health Foundation, an independent charitable organisation working to build a healthier UK.  

The 2023 award was won by two teams, the EAVE II Long COVID Team for their project looking into the many unknowns around long Covid in Scotland and the Liverpool COVID SMART mast testing evaluation and CIPHA analytic legacy team for their work pioneering population-scale Covid testing.  

The award, previously called the Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics has had a slight name change this year to highlight analytics in social care, in addition to health.  

Dr Sarah Cumbers, RSS CEO, said: ‘As we’ve seen with the previous winners of this award, data plays an essential role in improving public health and easing the pressures faced by our health and social care providers. There are constantly new challenges and I look forward to seeing again the innovative ways practitioners have used data to address these.’ 

Charles Tallack, director of data analytics at the Health Foundation, said: ‘Better use of data and analysis is crucial to help understand, and address, the pressures facing the health and social care system. Recognising best practice can help identify lessons - and solutions - that can be spread elsewhere. We look forward to seeing even more great examples of practitioners using data to address challenges in the health care system as part of this year's award.’ 

The deadline for entries is Monday 29 April and the award will be presented at a ceremony in London on 10 July.  

To learn more about the criteria and to download the entry form, go to the award webpage.

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