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Staff at Leeds-based NHS Digital hoping for IT awards success

Elizabeth Hill.
Elizabeth Hill.

Two members of staff at Leeds-based NHS Digital have been shortlisted for prizes at the Women in IT Awards 2018.

Marta Raper is one of the finalists in the Editor’s Choice category while Elizabeth Hill is in the running for the Graduate of the Year title.

Senior project manager Marta, who joined NHS Digital in 2008, said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.

“I am also grateful to NHS Digital for providing me with the platform to showcase my skills. But there’s so much more still to do.

“I can see how much more we can achieve for the NHS and this challenge motivates me every day just as it does everybody else in the organisation, male or female.”

Elizabeth joined NHS Digital in September 2016 and works on its Citizen Identity Programme as a digital services delivery graduate.

She said: “I was shocked to be nominated, let alone shortlisted.

“I am over the moon to have been recognised for my efforts, despite still being relatively new to the organisation.”

The winners of the Women in IT Awards 2018 are due to be announced at the end of this month.

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