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Lincolnshire’s fantastic health care professionals are being given the chance to celebrate the success of their colleagues at the Lincolnshire’s Health Awards 2019.
Services across the county have undergone major changes in the past generation, but the care, dedication and commitment shown by the people working in health care continues.
From porters and carers to surgeons and district nurses, our health care staff are going that extra mile which means so much too so many. Financial pressures also inspire creativity and innovation, and the awards will single out the teams, businesses and organizations who have embraced change to produce some of the finest healthcare in the country.
At the heart of the awards, which are in association with Lincolnshire’s NHS, is the determination to recognise the people who symbolise everything that is great about our health care industry. We want to reward teams and individuals who go above and beyond, every day of their working life.
Tracy Pilcher, director of Nursing, AHPs and Operations Lincolnshire Community Health Services, said: “Lincolnshire’s Health Awards are always a memorable and inspiring event for health professionals across our county.
“We all know that there are so many fantastic and deserving individuals involved in Lincolnshire's NHS. It’s a real honour to see some of those being recognised for going the extra mile for our patients, from our frontline medical staff to those who work tirelessly behind the scenes.
“I would encourage everyone to take the time to nominate someone who you feel has made a difference in some way. There are many unsung heroes within the NHS and this is fantastic opportunity to sing their praises! Now in their third year, the health awards is our chance to showcase the fantastic health care across Lincolnshire’s health spectrum."
Domiciliary care and community services, ward-based care and outpatient clinics, health care for mums-to-be to end-of-life care of the dying, this is our chance to say thank you to the people who are there for us when we need them.
The awards will take place on November 19 at Doubletree by Hilton, Lincoln.
Enter your nominations
The closing date for nominations are on Sunday, October 6. You can nominate someone deserving of the award online via www.lincshealthawards.co.uk
The categories and criteria are as follows:
Nurse of the Year: This award recognises nurses for their excellence in practice and for the significant contribution that they make to their professions, their teams and their patients through their practice, leadership or research endeavour. Please consider nominating a nurse, or managerial nurse who you feel deserves to be recognised for their service and dedication to the service or a nurse who has gone the extra mile to best help a patient. They may be a hospital nurse, GP surgery nurse, community nurse, mental health nurse or children’s nurse. A nurse who has responded admirably in the face of huge pressure or adversity should also be considered.
Midwife of the Year: This award recognises the enthusiasm and determination to improve the birth experience of all who they come into contact with. Outstanding midwifery care may include acting as an advocate for women and as a role model to others, sustained commitment to advancing the profession; an ability to develop relationships with patients and colleagues by listening, communicating and responding to their needs. A midwife who has responded admirably in the face of huge pressure or adversity should also be considered.
Doctor of the Year: This award seeks to recognise a doctor or paediatrician in a hospital, clinic or GP surgery, who has made an outstanding contribution to patient care. We are looking for an individual that has made a real difference to the provision of care in their practice or hospital. There should be evidence their individual efforts and imagination have improved patient care and/or safety – through leading improvement projects, innovative training of doctor trainees or helping to turn a struggling practice/department around. Particular credit will be given to applications which have gone the extra mile to support patients or overcome significant obstacles. A doctor who has responded admirably in the face of huge pressure or adversity should also be considered.
GP Practice of the Year sponsored by Duncan & Toplis chartered accountants and business advisors: This award seeks to recognise the multidisciplinary team, led by their practice manager, that has had the largest positive impact on improving patient care in their GP practice. A successful application will outline how the team worked together to make a radical change in their practice and/or in their local area and how they achieved it. We are looking for a holistic team approach that puts patient care first or examples of effective team work, staff motivation and a project that has clearly improved patient care.
Healthcare Assistant of the Year Award: Do you know an outstanding healthcare assistant working within a multidisciplinary team? The award recognises the wide range of responsibilities and dedication of healthcare assistants who promote the highest standards of care across the whole health service. Healthcare assistants make a huge contribution to maintaining and protecting the health and well-being of people across Lincolnshire. HCA’s could be working alongside nurses in hospitals or midwives in maternity services or in mental health, care homes, community or General Practice surgeries.
Support Staff of the Year Award: This award recognises the unsung hero. We are looking for someone who consistently goes above and beyond – going the extra mile for the benefit of patients. We are looking for an outstanding backroom staff member, porter, admin staff member, secretary, chaplain, caterer or housekeeper.
Clinical Team of the Year: This award recognises a clinical team in either a hospital, pharmacy, community or primary care which consistently demonstrates good team working, to deliver an efficient and high performing service and improve patient care.
Non-clinical Team of the Year: This award recognises a non-clinical team which consistently demonstrate good team working, to deliver an efficient and high performing service.
Rising Star of the Year: This award seeks a newly qualified clinician or non-clinician who is committed to professional development. We are looking for significant progress and have shown real drive to improve their learning outcomes and act as a role model and positive influence on peers. This person will display huge potential for the future.
Paramedic/First Responder of the Year: Paramedics and first responders play a pivotal role on the frontline. This reward recognises a paramedic or first responder who has worked heroics to save a life or gone that extra mile for the benefit of a patient’s.
Research, Innovation, Education Award sponsored by LILP: This award will go to the team/individual who have implemented an idea or innovative approach which has resulted in a saving of time or money, improved practice or a new way of working. They may have carried out or published innovative research papers, been involved with clinical trials or taken part in training or education with the end result of benefiting patients.
Lifetime Achievement Award: The Lifetime Achievement Award is looking for an individual who has an established history of distinguished service to the Healthcare industry in Lincolnshire, made a lasting contribution to local healthcare, exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others and positively influenced the local healthcare profession. The Lifetime Achievement Award is an individual award in recognition of a person’s outstanding contributions. These contributions may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice. Importantly, the contributions should be above and beyond the everyday and have had a long lasting impact within the healthcare community. The individual should have a minimum of 20 years working in healthcare. (This award is not open for entries and will be chosen by Lincolnshire Media, Lincolnshire’s NHS and Magna Vitae.)