The Heggie Award is one of the categories of the Hygeia Awards.
This award recognises individuals who have undertaken the Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology and achieved the highest mark.
The award is named after Dr James Heggie, an eminent pathologist who insisted and even petitioned government in the 1950s and 60s to have appropriately and adequately trained staff assisting during the post mortem examination procedure and caring for patients and the bereaved in the mortuary environment.
The 2018 winner for the Heggie Award was Emily Daniels.
The 2017 winner for the Heggie Award was Paul Abrahams from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.