2018 Categories

2018 Categories

2018 categories - RCNi Nurse Awards 2018

Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award

This award is for student nurses who can demonstrate that their nursing practice, perceptions or interactions with patients changed as a result of an incident or experience during training.

Who can enter? Student nurses must submit their own entry. Nominations for this award are not accepted.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award 2018

1.    Entry title (25 words)
Please give your entry a title.

2.    Key role (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you played in this entry.

3.    Your reasons for entering (150 words)
Describe the incident or experience where, by applying your learning, you were able to make a real difference to patient care.

4.    Above and beyond (150 words)
How does the project demonstrate that you have gone above and beyond the expectations of student nurses?

5.    Best practice (150 words)
How did the incident / experience affect your nursing practice? Please reflect on the changes and outcomes created as a result of the entry.

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. To what extent does the entrant demonstrate an ability to assess the situation, use their initiative and leadership skills to bring about change?
  2. Does the student stand out from the crowd as a patient champion or future leader?

Cancer Nursing Award

Macmillan Cancer Support.This award recognises and rewards individual cancer nurses or teams who have improved the quality of care that patients receive at diagnosis, during treatment, and when treatment ends.  This award is sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Cancer Nursing Practice Award 2018:

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Child Health Award

This award recognises and celebrates individual nurses or teams who have used their initiative, insight and skills to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Child Health Award 2018

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Commitment to Carers Award

NHS EnglandThis award is for nurse, or team of nurses, who have developed initiatives to support carers and who can demonstrate that their initiative has had a positive impact on carers’ own physical and mental health as well as improving the health outcomes for the person being cared for.  The award is sponsored by NHS England.

Who can enter?

Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Commitment to Carers Award 2018:

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your entry a title.

2.    Key aims and reason (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
(If you do not know the individual details of all team members or if the entry is concerning a team larger than 5 people, please only list the key contributors.)
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Patient care (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative influenced provision of care, addressed carers’ own physical and mental health and improved health outcomes for those being cared for.

6.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

7.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

8.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Community Nursing Award


This award is for individual nurses or teams who work in community, primary care and public health roles. Whether you work in a health centre, general practice, care home, school or in patients' homes, we want to hear about your innovation and good practice.  This award is sponsored by Superdrug.

Who can enter?
 

Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter
 

Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Community Nursing Award 2018
 

1.    Initiative title (25 words)

Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)

Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words):

Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?

If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words):

What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words):

Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words):

Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:

1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?

2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?

3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running

4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice

5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?

6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Emergency Nursing Award

This award celebrates individual nurses or teams of nurses who work in emergency care settings. We want to hear about your innovations, best practice, new initiatives and inspirational stories of how you have improved patient care within emergency care environments.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Emergency Nurse Award 2018

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Excellence in Cancer Research Award

Cancer Research UKThis award recognises individual cancer research nurses or research teams who are involved in clinical trials research to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer and improve patient outcomes. The award is sponsored by Cancer Research UK.

Who can enter?

This category is only open to either those entering as or on behalf of a) a clinical research nurse working on cancer trials, or b) part of a cancer trial research team that includes clinical research nurses.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Excellence in Cancer Research Award 2018:

1.    Research title (25 words)
Please give your entry a title.

2.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant played in this research.

3.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
(If you do not know the individual details of all team members or if the entry is concerning a team larger than 5 people, please only list the key contributors.)
For example:
John Smith - Research nurse – Responsible for researching the project outcomes
Karen Jones – Research nurse – Responsible for the overseeing the research implementation

4.    Description (150 words)
Please describe the research.

5.    Aims (150 words)
What were / are the key aims of the research?

6.    Implementation of the research (150 words)
How was the research implemented?

7.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the research and how were they overcome?

8.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the research has or will be formally evaluated.

9.    Sharing your innovation (150 words)
How have you disseminated your research or what plans do you have to do this?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How innovative was the entrant in delivering clinical research, setting up/leading an initiative or overcoming challenges?                                                               
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in delivering the clinical research (i.e. protocol development, patient recruitment, patient care or trial management) or in setting up and leading an initiative to raise awareness of clinical research or improve the patient experience?                                          
  3. Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame in delivering the clinical research or initiative
  4. Consider the impact the clinical research or initiative has had on improving the patient experience, patient outcomes, treatment discovery or nursing practice
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken/ is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their findings or knowledge?

Healthcare Assistant Award

This award recognises and rewards individuals working in a healthcare support role such as healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) who work under the guidance of a registered nurse, health visitor or midwife.

Who can enter? Entries for this category are accepted from individual healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners. Healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners can also be nominated by colleagues such as nurses, managers or consultants. Team entries are not accepted for this category. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the RCN Healthcare Assistant Award 2018

1.    Entry title (25 words)
Please give your entry a title.

2.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant played in this entry.

3.    Your reasons for entering (150 words)
Describe why you want to nominate yourself / the entrant for the award.

4.    Above and beyond (150 words)
How have you / the entrant gone above and beyond the expectations of healthcare assistants?

5.    Patient Care (150 words)
Please give a specific example of the difference you / the entrant has made to patient care.

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. Consider the level of contribution the entrant makes / has made to the team
  2. What impact has the entrant’s contribution made to patient or client care?
  3. Consider specific examples cited to illustrate the difference the entrant makes/made to patient care.
  4. Has entrant applied learning in practice to improve patient care?

Innovations in your Specialty Award

This award recognises individual nurses or teams of nurses who have implemented new projects or initiated innovative processes that have resulted in a real difference to patient care within any specialty or nursing environment.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter now’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.
Find out more about who can enter and the entry process here.

Entry questions for the Innovations in your Specialty Award 2018:

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:

1.    How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
2.    How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
3.    Consider the level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
4.    Consider the impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
5.    What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?
6.    To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Leadership Award

This award is for clinical leaders who have developed initiatives to ensure their nursing ward or unit offers the highest quality and safest care possible.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Leadership Award 2018

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Learning Disability Nursing Award

NHS EnglandThis award recognises and celebrates individual learning disability nurses or teams who have used their initiative, insight and skills to make a real difference to the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of people with learning disabilities. The award is sponsored by NHS England.

Who can enter?

Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Learning Disability Practice Award 2018

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Mental Health Practice Award

This award is for nurses who can demonstrate how their innovative approach to nursing people with mental health problems has inspired service users and colleagues, and created positive outcomes in the lives of people they care for.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Mental Health Practice Award 2018

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Nursing Older People Award

This award recognises and rewards individual older people’s nurses or teams who have enabled older people to live independently at home for as long as possible, improved their experience in residential and/or care homes, or improved their care in acute hospital settings.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from nurses nominating themselves or their own teams or can be submitted on behalf of another nurse or nursing team. Non-nursing colleagues such as managers or consultants may also nominate their nursing colleagues for this award. Entrants do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Nursing Older People Award 2018

1.    Initiative title (25 words)
Please give your initiative a title.

2.    Key aims and reasons (150 words)
Please describe the key aims of the initiative. What were the reasons behind the implementation?

3.    Key roles (150 words)
Please clearly explain the role you / the entrant had in leading the initiative and implementation.

4.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is a team entry (either your own or another team) please list the full names and job titles of each team member and how they have each contributed to the entry.
For example:
John Smith - Staff Nurse – Responsible for evaluating the results of the project.
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse – Responsible for the implementation of the project.

5.    Challenges (150 words)
What were the challenges in implementing the initiative and how were they overcome?

6.    Evaluation (150 words)
Please describe how the initiative has or will be formally evaluated. Please include how the initiative has improved patient experience, health outcomes and nursing practice.

7.    Sharing best practice (150 words)
Do you have plans to disseminate your initiative and share your innovation?

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative?

Patient's Choice Award

YakultThe Patient's Choice Award is for members of the public to thank a nurse, midwife, health visitor, healthcare assistant or assistant practitioner who has made a real difference to their or a loved one's healthcare.  This award is sponsored by Yakult.

Who can enter? Entries are accepted from patients and members of the public only. Entries from nurses or colleagues of nurses will not be accepted. Nominees do not need to be a member of the Royal College of Nursing.

How to enter: Entries must be submitted online via the ‘enter this award’ button. We highly recommend you write the body of your entry in a word document and then cut and paste it into the online entry form to prevent work being lost.

Entry questions for the Patient's Choice Award 2018

1.    Entry title (25 words)
Please give your entry a title.

2.    Team or individual entry?
If this entry is for a team please list the full names and job titles of each team member.
For example:
John Smith – Staff Nurse
Karen Jones – Staff Nurse

3.    Reasons for the nomination (200 words)
Please explain why you have decided to nominate this nurse/ team of nurses.

4.    Above and beyond (200 words)
Please explain how the nurse(s) went above and beyond the call of duty and why you feel they deserve the award.

Entry Deadline:
23 Feb 2018
Category Criteria:

Finalists for this award will be decided by our panel of judges and the winner will be decided by public vote. Details on how to vote for the winner will be provided once the finalists have been announced in April 2018.

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