New category to mark 70th anniversary of the NHS.
The call has gone out for entries for this year’s Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards.
The Chief Nursing Officer for England, Professor Jane Cummings, today urged people to nominate colleagues and teams, while also revealing there is an extra category this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS.
“The campaign reminds health care professionals of the importance of introducing themselves to patients and how a relatively ‘little thing’ can positively affect a patient’s experience of the treatment and care they receive. The campaign has a global following and is backed by a significant number of health trusts across England and beyond.
“Compassionate care is going from strength to strength and the 2018 awards give a real chance for staff working across the NHS and beyond to be recognised for their commitment to making a fantastic difference to patient care.
“This is your chance to nominate an individual, a team or an organisation to recognise and celebrate the work they do. Staff across the NHS do a fantastic job, even when they are confronted by issues and challenges, they strive to deliver the best care they can.”
“As this year represents the 70th anniversary since the NHS was launched, I am delighted to announce a fourth category this year to reflect on the amazing achievements of staff over the last 70 years.”
The award categories are:
- For an individual working in the NHS or delivering NHS funded services
- For teams who are part of the NHS or who deliver NHS funded services
- For whole organisations that are part of the NHS or deliver NHS funded services
- And finally, a certificate of recognition for seven individuals across seven decades of the NHS who have worked tirelessly and innovatively to provide compassionate care for our patients and those we care for.
The closing date for entries is Friday 15 June 2018 and judges will be looking for an individual, team or organisation that has made a unique difference to patient care.
Kate Granger’s husband, Chris Pointon, who continues to be central to the awards, said: “The Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care are a real chance for organisations, teams and individuals to shine and fly the flag for the work they do to improve outcomes for patients and service users.
“I’m looking forward to reviewing this year’s entries, along with the judging panel and I can honestly say that Kate would have been so pleased to see her work and campaign to highlight the importance of compassionate care growing across England, the UK and beyond.”
The awards will be presented at the 2018 Health and Care Innovation Expo being staged at Manchester Central on the 5 and 6 of September.