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The awards are aimed at a variety of stakeholders including NHS partner organisations, industry partners, academic partners, and business partners who have or are working with the Innovation Agency , NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast (CRN NWC) , and Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC).

 

 

 

Submissions will open soon.

 

 

 

 
 
 

INNOVATION IN PATIENT SAFETY

We want to hear about the development and implementation of an innovation that has led to an improvement in patient safety. 

Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following: 

  • What was the problem/system challenge 

  • Your approach/strategy to develop and deliver the innovation 

  • The impact to date 

  • The potential long-term impact of the innovation  

  • Evidence of patient involvement 

  • Strategy to spread the innovation  

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INNOVATION IN WORKFORCE DEPLOYMENT 

Organisations are continually trying to increase workplace productivity, promote flexibility and respond in an agile manner to increased demand. This award recognises innovations in workforce management. 

Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following:  

  • What was the problem/system challenge 

  • Your approach/strategy to develop and deliver the innovation 

  • The impact to date 

  • The potential long-term impact of the innovation  

  • Strategy to spread the innovation 

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CULTURE FOR INNOVATION 

We are looking for a team or organisation that has developed a sustainable approach to innovation through the development of a positive workplace culture. 

Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following: 

  • How your team or organisation’s values drive a culture of innovation 

  • How people in your team or organisation are supported to take forward a good idea for an innovative way of working or doing things 

  • How organisational strategy supports people to innovate and be innovative 

  • How you reward and incentivise innovation 

  • Examples of an innovation that has been developed due to the changes in culture 

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THE COVID 19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AWARD

We’re looking for organisations and individuals who have worked tirelessly towards bringing us out of the COVID-19 pandemic. This award recognises work that has helped deliver new treatments that have been implemented in our health and care system during the outbreak. This could be the provision of new equipment, services and treatments which directly made a difference to patient care.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A brief description of your organisation
  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiative
  • An explanation of the impact and results that have been achieved
  • Details of how you plan to develop or sustain the work
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THE 2022 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD  

The impact we have on the environment has never been under greater scrutiny. 

This award aims to recognise an individual or team whose work has enabled improvements or efficiencies in services, departments, pathways and patient experience while boosting sustainability. 

Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following: 

  • How you identified the problem/system issue – describe the challenge faced 

  • Your approach/strategy  

  • The impact of the transformation – include evidence/testimonials from staff and/or patients or public 

  • Lessons learned and critical success factors 

  • How you have shared the lessons learned  

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RESEARCH COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

This award is aimed at recognising good examples of research collaboration between organisations delivering healthcare in our region. Organisations may be from the NHS, social care, local government charitable organisations and the life science sector. The collaboration should have led to the adoption of improvements in the health of populations living in our region.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • How the collaborative partnership was formed.
  • How the research was developed and how it tackled the unmet health need.
  • How you have embraced collaborative working with stakeholders to deliver a wider impact upon patient care across the region.
  • The potential long-term impact that has come about as a result of the partnership working across the research collaboration.
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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO PATIENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT (PPI)

This award is aimed at an individual or group who can demonstrate excellence in the participation of individual patients, service users or carers during a research or innovative project. We are looking for patients and service users at the heart of research and innovation to ensure the enhancement of health and care and experience of health / local provider services in general. You will need to demonstrate the practicalities of how PPI has been embedded in different stages of the project. 

Things to consider: 

  • What steps were put in place to ensure patient/public involvement from the outset? 

  • How were public representatives engaged and recruited? 

  • How are public represntatives kept abreast with technical knowledge and understanding of complex requirements? 

  • What value have the public members brought to the project/research team generally and how have they helped enhance the research/project? 

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THE RUTH YOUNG AWARD FOR RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION

The Ruth Young Award for Research Implementation 

This award is for examples of research initiatives or partner collaborations that have delivered evidence which has been transferred/delivered into practice and can demonstrate outputs that have enhanced or improved frontline delivery to service users in any area. 

  • You should be able to demonstrate how the research was developed and how it tackled an identified problem or subject 

  • Tell us about any collaboration between stakeholders during the research and how this was managed 

  • Tell us about your approach/strategy to implementing the research findings in the provider organisation(s) 

  • What is the potential long-term impact/legacy of the research now it has been implemented 

  • How has the innovation been shared amongst other providers in the same sector so wider learning can take place? 

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TACKLING HEALTH INEQUALITIES AWARD

 

We are proud to serve a diverse region and this award recognises work carried out to tackle health inequalities across the North West Coast. 

We want to hear about achievements in understanding and assessing the well-being of people across the region; and innovative ways of working to address inequalities.  

Nominees may have performed or are conducting validated research that raises awareness of a key issue of concern, or which contributes towards a reduction in health inequalities. Or they may have developed a novel approach, for instance involving local communities alongside public sector organisations in addressing local needs.   

Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following: 

  • Context for the nomination – why the project/research was initiated 

  • Describe the project/research and steps taken 

  • Involvement of local communities 

  • Impact of project/research to date 

  • Parity of esteem addressing both physical health and mental health 

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RESEARCH DELIVERY TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award is aimed at a research team that has made a positive impact on the delivery of research studies across the North West Coast region. Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following: 

  • Development of unique methods for recruiting participants to studies with clear results.
  • Adoption of innovative ways to undertake a research study to meet participant needs.
  • How the team has made steps to help all clinical areas in their organisation become 'research active' or 'research aware.'
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RESEARCH STUDENT OF THE YEAR

This award is aimed at an individual who has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their research. 

Things to consider when nominating a student: 

  • How does this student stand out from their peers? 

  • How have they gone above and beyond what is expected, and set themselves apart from the crowd while performing their research? 

  • What evidence can you show that this student is truly excellent? 

  • What has been their personal achievement, rather than just conducting their research? (This could include success at a national / international level, for example in presenting at conferences and raising awareness of their research and its value to a wider audience.) 

  • Contribution to their local university or wider community 

Their achievements do not need to relate to research already published. 

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PRIMARY CARE OR COMMUNITY RESEARCH TEAM OF THE YEAR

We are looking for research teams who are demonstrating how research is being delivered outside of the traditional hospital setting into communities and making more research opportunity available to communities living in our region.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • How the research team has engaged with a research naïve community and helped that community see the benefit that research can bring.
  • How the research study has tackled an unmet health need and health inequality for their community.
  • Successful delivery of a research study and how it has improved health conditions for the community.
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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 

★ SELECT YOUR CATEGORY

★ ENTER THE NAME OF THE ORGANISATION(S) OF YOUR ENTRY

★ ENTER A TITLE FOR THE PROJECT OR NAME OF THE ENTRANT

★ SUMMARISE YOUR ENTRY IN 50 WORDS OR fewer

★ THEN EXPLAIN YOUR PROJECT IN FULL IN 400 WORDS OR fewer

★ ADD LINKS TO ANY SUPPORTING MATERIALS OR INFORMATION