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Cyber Associates Network Awards 2022: The Winners

The virtual ceremony was held to showcase the incredible work being done to manage and improve cyber security in health and care.

NHS Digital would like to send a huge congratulations to those who were recognised for their work in cyber security within the NHS, at the Cyber Associates Network (CAN) Awards last night.

The virtual ceremony was held to showcase the incredible work being done to manage and improve cyber security in health and care.

Here are the winners:                                                              

Innovation in Cyber

  • NHS Informatics Merseyside

Cyber Newcomer of the Year

  • Huw Jones, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Cyber Leader of the Year

  • Paul Charnley, Cheshire and Mersey Health and Care Partnership

CAN Contributor of the Year

  • Patricia Powell, NHS Digital

Cyber Team of the Year

  • Digital Security and Compliance team, United Lincolnshire

Individual of the Year

  • Audrey Hanley, Kings College Hospital

Pete Rose Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Paul Charnley, Cheshire and Mersey Health and Care Partnership

Highly commended:

Cyber Newcomer of the Year

  • Tamara Birchall, ​ NHS Arden and Gem CSU​

CAN Contributor of the Year

  • Martin Price, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Innovation in Cyber

  • Barry Richardson, NHS Blood and Transplant

Cyber Leader of the Year

  • Dan Jeffery, NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Martyn Perry, The Midlands Partnership

Individual of the Year

  • Bradley Hampson, ​Provide CIC​
  • Mark Williams, ​NHS Informatics Merseyside​

Cyber Team of the Year

  • Technical Services, ​Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust​
  • Threat Intelligence, ​NHS Digital​, Virtual Cyber, ​Princess Alexandra Hospital​

NHS Digital is proud of everyone who works in cyber security every day protecting our NHS from cyber-attacks, and supporting organisations across the health service with advice, assessments and training.

Paul Charnley, winner of Cyber Leader of the Year and the Pete Rose Outstanding Achievement, said: 

"I was surprised but delighted by the award as Cyber Leader and very moved to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in memory of Pete Rose. I have supported others to work together and keep our systems safe, in the best way we can - as a team. I would like to also congratulate all the other award winners. It was great to hear about all their fantastic work.

"And finally, I would like to thank the folks that built and support the Cyber Associates Network – another example of excellent teamwork and an important part of our defences."

Mark Logsdon, Chief Information Security Officer, said:

“I want to start by saying a big congratulations to the winners and those who were highly commended in the CAN Awards 2022. The ceremony was a fantastic celebration of the hard work and dedication of cyber colleagues across the NHS and social care, from our cyber newcomer, Huw Jones, for his contributions during the pandemic, and to our Leader of the Year, Paul Charnley, for his collaborative and strategic approach to managing cyber security for the Cheshire and Mersey Health and Care Partnership.

“The Cyber Associates Network is a great peer led network where you can share best practice, keep up to date with the latest threats and vulnerabilities, whilst learning from each other. I would encourage anyone involved in cyber security in the health and care sector to join.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 12 months brings our way and celebrating again at the CAN Awards in 2023."

The Cyber Associates Network is a group of over 2000 cyber security professionals across public-sector health and care and are always on the lookout for new members. 


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Last edited: 29 March 2022 12:32 pm