Entries are now open for Practice Nursing Award as part of honours that celebrate excellence in primary care.
The 13th annual General Practice Awards, run by Nursing in Practice publisher Cogora, recognises the remarkable work carried out by Britain’s primary care professionals.
Categories include the Practice Nursing Award for an individual or team ‘who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care in their practice’. Meanwhile, the GP Team of the Year looks for teams ‘who are striving to improve patient care, enhancing services offered, and working to develop their skill mix’.
There are also three Clinical Improvement awards for nurses and other staff who have ‘demonstrated excellence’ in chronic conditions, mental health and public health and prevention.
Overall, the judges are looking for entries from those who go the extra mile, who have successfully implemented a project or initiative to improve patient care or deserve some overdue recognition.
In 2020, the University Health Service Nursing Team in Sheffield won the Practice Nursing Award for being proactive, innovative, open to change and putting the patient at the heart of all they do.
For example, they created a drop-in sexual health clinic, group asthma sessions that helped students manage their asthma more effectively and provided support for international student new mothers.
In an interview with Nursing in Practice, nurse practitioner and team leader Emma de Chenu from the Sheffield team said: ‘It was great to win the award, especially after such a tough year during the pandemic.’
Other award winners included:
Parkrun Practice for the Clinical Improvement Award: Public Health and Prevention
Market Weighton Practice Team for the Clinical Improvement Award: Chronic Conditions
Western Avenue Medical Centre for the Clinical Improvement Award: Mental Health
To qualify for submission, projects will need to have been completed during the past 18 months.
The awards will be judged by an independent judging panel including the Cogora Events Team. Partner organisations will have no influence on the selection of shortlisted entries.