The Lord Carter Innovation Award

The Lord Carter Award is Presented to NHS Trusts who have displayed use of innovations in delivering substantial Savings, efficiencies and carbon reductions to the Trust. These practices are supported by Lord Carter's report.

Lord Carter has pursued a successful career in business and in public service. He was educated at Brentwood School and after receiving a degree in Economics from Durham University Patrick joined an investment bank. What followed is a career creating, developing and selling businesses. He founded Westminster Health Care in 1985 which he built into a leading provider of care to both the private and public sectors in the UK. He has served on the Boards of US and UK healthcare, insurance and technology companies. He is also Chair of the Department of Health Procurement and Efficiency Board.

This year's award will be presented at our House of Lords event on the Thursday 14th November 2019. 


Nomination Process

  • The award winner shall be selected by a judging panel consisting of IHEEM Past Presidents.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award is open to NHS Trusts
  • Use of innovation and/or innovative practices in delivering substantial savings, efficiencies and carbon reductions to the Trust
  • Delivering operational efficiencies and savings through the introduction of new engineering innovative technologies.
  • Evidence of transformation of staff practices through the introduction of new technology or innovative working practices.

For further information on the award’s past winners, rules and conditions and to submit an application form, please call the IHEEM Head Office on 02392 823186.

 Submit your nomination