The iCAIRD team are delighted to have won in the Data-Driven Innovation category with programme partners NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde at the 5th annual Holyrood Connect Digital Health & Care Awards held Tuesday 22nd February. Sponsored by InterSystems, the awards “recognise the achievements of the individuals and teams working in the health and social care sector whose creativity and innovation continues to put Scotland at the forefront of the digital revolution” (

The Data-Driven Innovation award celebrates the potential of innovations such as AI to positively & significantly transform health & social care. It is awarded in recognition of projects which utilise data to improve health /social care services.

Fellow finalists for the Data Driven Innovation category were the DYNAMIC AI COPD Project (West of Scotland Innovation Hub / NHS GG&C / DHI / StormID) & the Heart Failure Diagnostic Pathway project (NHSGG&C/DHI/AstraZeneca/Lenus). iCAIRD & NHS GG&C were nominated for their collaborative programme of work digitising the NHS GG&C pathology service workflow and AI development. (Find out more here). This programme is funded by the Innovate UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and in-kind contribution from consortium partner Philips.

Pathology project clinical lead Dr Gareth Bryson and project manager Mr Nick Norton were in attendance on the night and accepted the award on behalf of iCAIRD & NHS GGC.

“I’m delighted that we won the Data Driven Innovation Award at the Digital Health &Care Awards 2022. It’s great recognition for the whole team involved including NHS GGC eHealth, iCAIRD and NHS GGC Pathology. I’d also like to thank Philips Healthcare, Dell and, of course, Innovate UK without whom none of this would have been possible.”

Dr Gareth Bryson (NHSGGC)
Dr Gareth Bryson (right) and Mr Nick Norton at the awards ceremony

JD Blackwood, iCAIRD programme manager, said: “It’s an honour to be recognised by the Digital Health and Care Awards, as we work to transform and convert the pathology clinical workflow in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to a fully digital service.

“Collaboration is at the heart of iCAIRD and this would not have been possible without the hard work of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, laboratory, eHealth, Research and Innovation and the West of Scotland Innovation Hub teams and the continued support of our contributing partners Philips. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone involved in this project for their dedication.”

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