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Awards and Accreditations

NECS has won a variety of awards and received a number of accreditations.  These are listed below – click on the links to find out more.

Recent Awards

WinnerIT Manager of the Year – UK IT Industry Awards

Winner Graeme Smart Award – HFMA

WinnerHealthcare IT Category – 2018 Health Business Awards

Gold Award Not for Profit Campaign – CIPRide Awards

Silver Award Healthcare Campaign – CIPRide Awards

WinnerImproving Outcomes Category – Leading Healthcare Awards

Highly CommendedTechnology Initiative of the Year – HSJ Value Awards

Highly CommendedExcellence in Engagement and Communications – Forward Healthcare Awards

WinnerExcellence in Engagement and Communications – Health Tech Awards

WinnerAccountant of the Year – Healthcare Financial Management Association Awards

Winner Digital Innovation in Health and Social Care Award – Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Silver AwardOutstanding Young Communicator – CIPRide Awards



NHS Digital Data Security Protection Toolkit
NECS has achieved the highest level of compliance – ‘Standards Exceeded’. This shows an outstanding performance in data security and protection as measured against the ten standards set by the National Data Guardian.

Data Security and Protection toolkit certificate

Cyber Essentials Plus – National Cyber Security Centre
NECS has been awarded Cyber Essentials Plus demonstrating that NECS has a solid commitment to cyber security and that the security systems and controls, in place to guard against cyber threats, have been independently verified and audited.

Service Desk Institute – three stars
NECS achieved a 3 Star Rating in the Service Desk Certification (SDC) programme. This rating is globally recognised, demonstrating the quality of work undertaken by the NECS’ ICT service desk.

BSI ISO27001 Information Security Standard
We are proud to announce that NECS has attained ISO27001 certification. This demonstrates that NECS has defined and put in place best practice information security processes, showing the ability to manage and protect information assets in a safe and secure manner. Certificate number 75393.

NHS Rightcare Kitemark

Disability Confident Award
In continuing our Disability Confident journey, NECS is ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Better Health at Work Maintaining Excellence Award
Better Health at Work Awards recognise the efforts of employers in addressing health and wellbeing issues within the workplace. The Maintaining Excellence Award is achieved by employers who have been engaged with the Award for long enough to have achieved a pass at all levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and twice at Continuing Excellence level, via the completion of a criteria document, portfolio and full workplace assessment.

Future Focused Finance Towards Excellence
The Future Focused Finance Towards Excellence Accreditation system is designed to allow the NHS Finance Leadership Council (FLC) to give due recognition to those NHS organisations that have the very best finance skills development culture and practices in place. There are three levels within the process. They reflect the continuous development of the organisation’s finance function, with level three recognising the highest standards of financial competence and commitment to the skills development of the finance team.

The Towards Excellence Accreditation process recognises that NECS has all the right processes and procedures in place to make sure the finance department is a great place to work.  We really value a culture where staff feel appreciated and successes are celebrated.


  • CIPFA – Finance
  • AAT – Finance
  • ACCA – Finance
  • CIMA – Finance
  • Microsoft Partner Network