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The Chief Nursing Officer for England thanks everyone for their nominations so far and calls for final nominations ahead of the closing date on 15 June 2018:
I recently launched the Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards 2018 with Chris Pointon, co-founder of the #hellomynameis campaign and husband of the late Dr Kate Granger MBE.
Since then, nominations for the four categories have been received from across the country, and I continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm and interest shown by health and care staff across the country to nominate individuals, teams and organisations for their commitment and passion for delivering compassionate care.
As this year represents the 70th anniversary since the NHS was formed, we have an additional fourth category to reflect on the amazing achievements of staff over the last 70 years.
This year, the award categories are:
- For an individual working in the NHS or delivering NHS funded services
- For teams that 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.
And it’s important to note that nominations are welcome from hospital, primary care, community or residential settings.
In particular, we will be looking for:
- an ambitious and innovative way of delivering patient care
- high-quality leadership and management
- an approach that can be easily measured and have a real impact
- how the approach has made a difference to patient care
- how it makes a difference in the long term
- how easily it can be replicated in other organisations
For the 70 years’ of compassionate care awards, the 6Cs with be used as the judging criteria: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment so please do highlight in your nomination how the individual has/continues to demonstrate these values in their work.
Before her death in 2016, Kate worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through the #hellomynameis social media campaign.
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.
As well as a global following from people in more than 20 countries, the campaign is backed by a significant number of health trusts and communities across England and beyond. Chris now spends most of his time travelling around the country and, indeed, the world talking about it.
I encourage you all to submit your nominations for this year’s awards by completing the short online form by 15 June. By doing so, you will help us showcase some fantastic work taking place today and celebrate compassionate care over the last seven decades.
I look forward to presenting the awards and certificates to winners and runners up who will be invited to the awards ceremony at the Health and Care Innovation Expo at Manchester Central in September.
Thank you for everything that you do.
- The Kate Granger Compassionate Care Awards will be presented at the Health and Care Innovation Expo being staged at Manchester Central on September 5 and 6.
- To get regular updates on Expo go to: @ExpoNHS or #Expo18NHS
- Follow Jane Cummings on Twitter @JaneMCummings
- Follow Chris Pointon on Twitter @PointonChris
- Visit hellomynameis.org.uk
- Read more information about plans to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, including how you can get involved.