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Sally Hernando Innovations Awards 2017

We want to know about the new and innovative ideas that your service has implemented during the past few years

The process has been changed from previous years to focus on ideas new to NHS LKS and to gather additional details about the implementation and evaluation of your innovations.  This is important for other services who may wish to adopt your ideas.

Results of the 2017 awards will coincide with Libraries Week in October and there will be funding for the winners to present their innovations at HLG or a similar UK conference.

The new innovations form, guidance, and submission process can be found on the Knowledge for Healthcare Blog

The deadline for entries for the 2017 awards is Friday 12th May


Initiatives to be Shared: Widening Access

The HEE LKS Leads agreed to promote other LKS initiatives that were not innovations but would be useful to share to spread the learning.From 2013 library and knowledge services were encouraged to submit initiatives to be shared that will not go forward to the national innovations judging panel. The initiatives are added to a section of the innovations wiki for all to see.

Rewarding Innovation

In 2010 the SHA Library Leads introduced four awards in the Sally Hernando* Award for Innovation in NHS Library and Knowledge Services.

The table below lists documents for you to download and the links to pages relating to the awards:


Results of judging of submissions

Overview of process & summary of submissions

(download as a PDF)

Link to pages of submissions


39 submissions for judging

(Innovations = 14, Good Practice = 13, To share = 12

2014-15 overview and summary of submissions 

2014-15 winners and runners-up

See all submissions of the wiki


36 submissions for judging

(Innovation = 11, Good Practice = 23, To share = 2)

Plus 69 initiatives to share

2013-14 overview and summary of submissions 

2013-14 winners and runners-up

See all submissions on the wiki


81 submissions

(Innovation = 30 and Good Practice = 51)


2012-13 overview and summary of submissions

2012-13 winners and runners-up

See all submissions on the wiki


84 submissions

(Innovation = 24 and Good Practice = 60)

2011-12 overview and summary of submissions

2011-12 winners and runners-up

See all submissions on the wiki


83 submissions

(Innovation = 36 and Good Practice = 47)

2010-11 overview and summary of submissions

2010-11 winners and runners-up

See all submissions on the wiki


















Copies of all the innovation submissions judged either innovations or good practice can be downloaded from for all the years the awards have been running.

Innovations Database

You can now search the submissions from previous years by category using the innovations database.

* Sally Hernando (1957-2010) was the former Head of Knowledge Management and E-learning at NHS South West. Sally led on many innovative national developments and was a great supporter of developing library services to their fullest potential.

Further information about Sally is available in The Swimming Pool issue 16 2010, the newsletter of the SW information management system.

Page Updated 4 May 2015