The best examples of public sector excellence in going digital were recently recognised in a gala evening. Over 250 guests attended the Public Sector Paperless Awards on the 6th July 2017 in Kensington.

Mark Blanchard, Director at GovNewsDirect, opened the evening highlighting the importance of recognising the achievements of digital transformation and read a statement by the Right Honourable Caroline Nokes, MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office and Lead Minister for GDS.

Blanchard says, “The inaugural Public Sector Paperless Awards has been a resounding success. We were impressed by the high calibre of the entries received. The judges, chosen to represent a range of organisations and from various areas across the public sector, had a real challenge to choose a winner from the shortlisted projects. All the finalists were able to demonstrate a quantifiable difference made to people’s lives in addition to efficiency savings across the board. GovNewsDirect were thrilled to have been able to bring these examples of excellence together to celebrate their achievements.

“The judges chose the winners based on a comprehensive scoring system that included a variety of areas such as demonstrable examples of improvement in customer service, value for money and cost savings, innovation and a clear strategy. Each of our winners provided real evidence of improving the lives of people they served. We are looking ahead to the Public Sector Paperless Awards 2018, with nominations opening in September 2017.”

The winners were:

Management and Culture Project of the Year
Barnsley Healthcare Federation CIC and Barnsley CCG
Shared Patient Records for Barnsley

Process and Workflow Project of the Year
West Yorkshire Police
Digital Policing Team

Best Customer Experience
Flagship Homes
Customer Platform

Best Digital Document Management
Edge Hill University
E-VAL: The Online Academic Quality Management System

Most Flexible Digital System of the Year
National Funding Scheme

Best Use of E-Forms
Buckinghamshire County Council
Faux Digital to Full Digital the Story of the First QR Code Waste Permit

Efficiency Savings Project of the Year
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Delivering Modern Communication Between NHS Organisations

Paperlite Project of the Year
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Implementation of a Fully Integrated Electronic Patient Record on an Intensive Care Unit

Special Recognition Award
Grant Oliver at Richmond General Practice Alliance
Grant Oliver Recognition

Going Paperless Project of the Year
Crown Prosecution Service
‘Digital Working in the Crown Court’ – DCS and Digital Service of IDPC

There was also a prize draw on the night that all attendees were entered into for a docking station and five smartpad clipboards by Wacom Business Solutions, which was won by Kent & Meadway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Congratulations to all of our well deserved winners.

Visit the Paperless Awards website for more information on our winners, finalists, judges and sponsors.