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The NHS is changing rapidly in a creative and focused way redesigning its services and developing its workforce to provide improved experiences and outcomes for all our patients. Real change takes good leadership at every level of the system and everyone working for or on behalf of the NHS has a crucial role to play in this endeavour. The NHS Leadership Recognition Awards show us by example how the very best leaders and leadership practice makes change happen. Why not nominate a leader you know and value: http://www.nhsleadershipawards.nhs.uk/ Closing for nominations is 31st May 2012

About the Recognition Awards

2012 is an exciting year for leadership in the NHS with the creation of the new centre of excellence, the NHS Leadership Academy, and the continuation of the prestigious NHS Leadership Recognition Awards.

The NHS is changing rapidly in a creative and focused way redesigning its services and developing its workforce to provide improved experiences and outcomes for all our patients. Real change takes good leadership at every level of the system and everyone working for or on behalf of the NHS has a crucial  role to play in this endeavour. The NHS Leadership Recognition Awards show us by example how the very best leaders and leadership practice makes change happen.  

Outstanding leaders already exist in the NHS but making them the norm still requires a further shift in thinking and action.  There have also been great strides in supporting and developing high quality leadership over the last few years including the NHS Leadership Recognition Awards. The awards affiliation to the NHS Leadership Academy aligns them with the Academy's ambition of supporting leadership development, setting national standards, and raising the profile of leadership.

The NHS Leadership Recognition Awards aim to recognise outstanding leadership practice focused on improving quality of care for patients.  They celebrate leaders working at every level of the system and help foster the leaders of the future from all backgrounds.

The awards will recognise leadership in the following nine categories:

  • The NHS Board of the Year
  • The NHS Community Leader of the Year
  • The NHS Innovator of the Year
  • The NHS Award for Inspiration
  • The NHS Leader of the Year
  • The NHS Mentor of the Year
  • The NHS Newcomer of the Year
  • The NHS Partnership of the Year
  • The NHS Quality Champion of the Year

Nominate the outstanding leaders you work with

If you work with an individual, an executive Board or trust Board, or a partnership that has made a significant impact on patients, staff and or the public through outstanding leadership practice, take the opportunity to nominate them for one of the awards.  Let us recognise them, celebrate their achievements and share their good practice with the system nationwide.

Outline of the scheme

Nominations are peer-to-peer.

The recognition awards are an opportunity for you to nominate one of your peers, Board or partnership for one of the most prestigious health recognition schemes in the country.  Once you identify the person, Board or partnership you wish to nominate, consult with them so they can provide you with the appropriate information, evidence and support.

Scheme for Individuals

The awards recognise individuals, with two exceptions, the NHS Partnership Award of the Year, which is open to teams, public and private partner organisation, stakeholders etc.; and the NHS Board of the Year, which is open to executive boards and trusts.

Eligibility

The NHS Leadership Awards Scheme is open to everyone working for, or on behalf of, the NHS in England.

Click here to see past finalists. You can watch the inspiring films of all our past finalists on the Department of Health's YouTube channel.

For more information, please contact info@nhsleadershipawards.nhs.uk.