Dr Neil Vaughan has been awarded 1st Prize at the NHS Health Education and Training (HEAT) award 2019 for Digital and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Innovator.
Dr Vaughan attended the finalists award ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians in London to receive the award from Sir David Behan, Chair of Health Education England (HEE) and Prof. Ian Cumming the Chief Executive of HEE, from Health Education England (HEE). This was a national competition which received over 800 nominations which were shortlisted over a number of phases by external independent adjudicators.
The prestigious HEAT awards celebrate and recognise the very best in leadership, education, training and workforce development within the NHS.
Dr Neil Vaughan’s research in medical technology, VR and AI demonstrates impact and capability of VR and AI in medical applications. This received strong support with a research fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and previously received a string of international awards from the IET, BCS, EPSRC, NHS and ASME. Dr Vaughan commented: “It is excellent to receive another innovation award. This demonstrates the creativity and impact of this high profile leading research, which has formed strong collaborations between NHS, academia and industry.”
The inaugural HEAT Awards (Healthcare Education and Training) were organised by Health Education England (HEE) for the first time in 2019. The HEAT Awards bring together a range of local and regional awards schemes that have been previously been run by HEE and the leadership awards previously run by NHS Leadership Academy.
Between January and April 2019, the HEAT Awards received nearly 800 nominations from all sectors across the UK including NHS, Industry and academia. The 800 award nominations were carefully judged by external experts and whittled down to a final shortlist, with only 3 finalists in each category. The shortlist was announced in May 2019 on the HEE website: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/heat-awa
The finalists for the 2019 HEAT Awards were invited to take part in a very special awards event held on 18th July 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, combined with the annual HEE conference 2019. Many high profile attendees were present from across sectors.
The ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians took place in the historical Library where winners were announced. Awards are signed by Sir David Behan, Chair of Health Education England (HEE) and Professor Ian Cumming the Chief Executive of Health Education England (HEE).
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