2018 Award Categories
ELEVEN CATEGORIES AVAILABLE BELOW, REMAINING CATEGORIES ONLY OPEN TO NOMINATION FROM DIRECTORS OF PHARMACY AND THEIR SENIOR TEAMS.

Asthma / COPD Project Of The Year

Currently in Northern Ireland there are 117,613 people living with asthma (6% of the population) and 38,530 people living with COPD (2% of the population). In 2015, diseases of the respiratory system accounted for 14% of all deaths, 6 deaths per day (2,236) – note this figure excludes lung cancer. In the same year, 6% (934) of deaths registered in Northern Ireland were due to COPD. This accounts for 42% of all respiratory deaths.

Sponsored By: Teva Respiratory

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This award has been sponsored by Teva Respiratory to promote the excellent work being developed and implemented in asthma and COPD in both primary and secondary care in Northern Ireland.

  1.  Prevalence data in the Quality and Outcomes Framework Disease Prevalence (2015 / 16 data) http://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/Home.aspx
  2. Data tables on deaths registered in NI in 2015
    http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp101.htm

Awards Presentation
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guest, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on
Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards
ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Are you working to improve the care of your asthma and COPD patients within your clinic, practice or pharmacy, or with a partner organisation? Projects or working models are welcome where the applicants can give evidence of improved outcomes for their patients in helping them to live with, and improve, their wellbeing and management of their disease. Teva Respiratory are committed to being a long-term key partner to NHS organisations where we work together to improve healthcare outcomes for patients with asthma and COPD. Sharing best practice for the benefit of your patients and others in Northern Ireland is the focus of this award and one we are delighted to sponsor.

Applications welcome from primary and secondary care.

If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe: Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Judging

The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in mid–late January. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Anne Marie Marley
Respiratory Nurse Consultant, BHSCT

John Hamill
Lead Practice Pharmacist South Belfast Federation

Dr Keith McCollum
Clinical Governance Lead, Willowbank Surgery

Dr Terrance McManus
Consultant Respiratory Physician, WHSCT

Deadline For Entry
The closing deadline for completed entries is 12.00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Community Pharmacy Practice Of the Year

The Pharmacy Practice of the Year Independent Award is targeted at independent or independent multiple pharmacies who have demonstrated high standards of healthcare delivery. The pharmacy may display excellence in a particular professional aspect which ensures outstanding service to the consumer.

Sponsored by: Medical Communications

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The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guest, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on
Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards
ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who Can Enter

Any pharmacy which has developed its practice or undertaken a project / initiative in the last twelve months, which has raised consumer pharmacy standards, is eligible to enter.

  • A pharmacy, which has…
    Increased the size of its dispensary making it more open and organised with special fittings such as innovative dispensary features
  • Introduced out-of-hours access
  • Offered specialist services, for example, diabetes screening or cholesterol testing and/or introduced a private treatment room specifically for diagnostic services
  • Supported self-care initiatives
  • Liaised with GPs, nurses, hospitals and nursing homes to provide additional services and support to patients/customers.
    (The above points are suggestions only)

Judging

The judging panel, made up of respected members of the pharmacy industry, will select finalists, based on the written entries submitted. They may then liaise with the finalists before selecting a winner if a decision has not been reached.

Judging Panel:

Kate McClelland
Community Pharmacist, MD, Maghaberry

Loretto McManus
Community Pharmacist, Enniskillen

Sheelagh Hillan
Community Pharmacist, MD, Randalstown Pharmacies Ltd

How to Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline for Nomiations:
The closing deadline for completed entries is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for completed entries is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB for printing quality.

Dental Hygienist / Therapist Of The Year Award

Dental hygienists and therapists are registered dental professionals who help patients maintain their oral health by helping to prevent oral disease, treating periodontal disease and promoting good oral health. They carry out treatment direct to patients or under prescription from a dentist. They work as part of a dental team to meet the oral health needs of patients, from ensuring patient screening procedures such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection to oral hygiene advice and carry out treatment.

Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline

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The Awards Presentation:
The three finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guest, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards
ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Dental hygienists and therapists need to work with a flexible team approach; to have good communication skills and to demonstrate a high level of manual dexterity in order to undertake complex oral treatments. The Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards programme invites all dental hygienist / therapists to put their work forward for consideration in this category.

Who Can Enter?
A dental hygienist / therapist from any dental practice, NHS or private setting, based within Northern Ireland is eligible to apply.

Judging

The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in late January / early February. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Michaela O’Neill
Honorary Secretary For The International Federation Of Dental Hygieists

Michelle McWilliams
Northern Ireland Representative, BSDHT

Dr Owen Thompson
Clinical Director, Waterside Dental Practice

How to Nominate:
If you wish to nominate a hospital pharmacy team, or require an application form, please contact: Bridget McCabe Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

How To Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.

Hospital Pharmacy Team Of The Year

The Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year Award has been developed to recognise hospital pharmacy teams from all backgrounds who are at the forefront of their profession, whether developing best practice models or implementing improvements in patient care. This is your opportunity to nominate peers and colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to the pharmacy profession or to submit your own team’s work for consideration.

Sponsored by: Martindale Pharma
an Ethypharm group company

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The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, compliments of Martindale Pharma, to attend the black tie awards
ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Applications are invited from hospital pharmacy teams who can submit work / projects which demonstrate one or more of the following:

  • Where savings have been achieved leading to increased cost effectiveness by providing best value.
  • Development of the accessibility of the service provided.
  • Establishment of high levels of safety in order to minimise risk.
  • A health improvement amongst selected patients.
  • Achievement of outcomes/initiatives leading to a positive impact for the public.

The points above are suggestions only. Any pharmacy teams working in the hospital environment who demonstrates a unique commitment to clinical innovation and/or technical development is eligible for nomination / self-nomination for this Award.

Judging

The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in late January/early February. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Judging Panel:
Professor Michael Scott
Head Of Pharmacy And Medicines Management Northern Trust

Dr Tracey Boyce
Director Of Pharmacy Southern HSC Trust

Eimear McCusker
Head Of Pharmacy And Medicines Management Belfast Trust

How to Nominate:
If you wish to nominate a hospital pharmacy team, or require an application form, please contact: Bridget McCabe Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline For Nomination:
Once nominated, the candidates will be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination affords the team a greater time to complete this form. Closing date for nomination is Monday 19th November.

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.

Innovations In Atrial Fibrillation Management

The number of people currently living in Northern Ireland with stroke and TIA is 36,020, 2% of the population. (2) The number of people in Northern Ireland living with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), which increases the risk of stroke, is 32,701, also 2% of the population. In 2014/15 3,819 people were admitted to hospital in Northern Ireland with a primary diagnosis of stroke – 10 per day (6). In 2015, 988 people died following a stroke, which equates to almost three people each day.

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The Awards Presentation
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner / winning team will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Applications are invited from primary and secondary care professionals who are helping to improve the quality of life for those patients who are living with Atrial Fibrillation. This award aims to highlight the outstanding, innovative projects healthcare professionals or teams have developed which have led to significant improvement in the care or clinical outcomes of patients with this condition.

Judging

The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in late January / early February. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes,

Honorary Professor Jennifer Adgey
Honorary Consultant Cardiologist BHSCT

Dr Albert McNeill
Consultant Cardiologist, WHSCT And President Of The Irish Cardiac Society

Dr Patrick Donnelly
Consultant Cardiologist, SEHSCT

Dr Martin O’Kane
GP, Dalrida Family Practice, Balycastle

How to Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.

The Awards Presentation
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on
Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner / winning team will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Innovations In Ophthalmology

The Innovations in Ophthalmology Award has been developed to recognise ophthalmologists from all backgrounds who are at the forefront of their profession, whether developing best practice models or implementing improvements in patient care. This is your opportunity to share your, and your team’s, work by putting it forward for consideration in this new category.

Sponsored By: Allergan

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The Awards Presentation:
The three selected finalists will be announced in the Scottish Pharmacy Review and invited with guest to attend the black tie awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow on Wednesday 8th November 2017. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Applications are invited from secondary care individuals / teams to submit their projects or innovative practices for consideration.
Your work may include instances where you have:

  • Established high levels of safety in order to minimise risk.
  • Achieved outcomes leading to a positive impact for your patients.
  • Demonstrated a health improvement among selected patients.
  • Demonstrated where savings have been achieved leading to increased cost effectiveness by providing best value.
  • Ensured accessibility of the service provided.(The above points are suggestions only and all projects / working practices will be considered)

Judging

Judging Panel:
The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in mid–late January. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Miss Tanya Moutray
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Belfast Trust

Mr Richard Best
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Belfast Trust

Miss Guiliana Silvestri
Senior Lecturer / Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon (QUB)

How to Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline for Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.

Innovative Development In The Management Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). These chronic conditions are becoming more common, especially affecting young people with incidence peaking between 15 and 25 years of age. Crohn’s and Colitis UK is the leading national charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Sponsored by: Tillotts Pharma

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The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards
ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

The charity estimates that at least 300,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed, with approximately 5,000 in Northern Ireland. Nationally someone is diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis every 30 minutes. There is no known cause and as yet no known cure. These diseases are unpredictable, remitting and relapsing, life-long and potentially disastrous on quality of life. The impact of these conditions on education, work, social and family life can be devastating.

We invite submissions from primary and secondary care professionals who are helping to improve the quality of life for those patients who are living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. This award aims to highlight the outstanding, innovative projects healthcare professionals or teams have developed which have led to significant improvement in the care or clinical outcomes of patients with this disease.

Judging

Judging Panel:
The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in late January / early February. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes,

Dr Graham Turner
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

Dr Andrew Murdock
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Southern Health & Social Care Trust

Patrick Allen Consultant
Consultant Gastroenterologist, South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust

How To Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.

Intimate Care Clinical Nursing Team Of The Year

The title of Intimate Care Clinical Nursing Team of the Year will be awarded to a nursing team in a hospital or community setting who has made significant, influential and sustained contributions to intimate care nursing, especially bladder management, treatment and development throughout the last year. Nursing Directors, and their senior teams, are invited to nominate one or more Intimate Care Clinical Nursing Teams, from their board, whom they feel is worthy of this prestigious title. Ideally, nominations are sought for teams who can demonstrate significant improvement in patient care which may involve collaboration with primary care.

Sponsored by: Coloplast

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The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards
ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

The nominated team will be a model for others through their various initiatives and have endeavoured to enhance the key role played by intimate care clinical nursing teams in the healthcare arena. It is the responsibility of all practicing nursing clinicians to actively seek to contribute to the leadership process and to encourage the same input from their colleagues.

If you feel your team fills the criteria, and is worthy of nomination, please prompt your senior team to put your team forward to your Nursing Director for the
opportunity to represent your board.

Judging

Judging Panel:
The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in late January / early February. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Charlotte McArdle
Chief Nursing Officer For Northern Ireland

Janice Smyth
Director, Royal College Of Nursing, Northern Ireland

Angela McLernon
Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Centre For Pharmacy Learning And Development

How to Nominate (Directors of Nursing):
If you wish to nominate or require further information please contact: Bridget McCabe Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline For Nomination:
The closing deadline for nominations is Friday 1st December 2017. Nominees will then be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination /self-nomination affords the candidate more time to complete information form.

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.

How To Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Most Innovative Use Of An eHealth Solution To Improve Patient Care And Safety

Northern Ireland’s eHealth and Care Strategy sets out a range of measures for the increased use of digital
technologies to support the delivery of health and care services between now and 2020. The continuous advancement of eHealth solutions is bringing new opportunities to improve the quality and safety of health and social care in ways that reduce paperwork, boost efficiency, better join up services and, above all, enhance the patient experience.

Sponsored by: Intersystems

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The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, compliments of InterSystems, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Who can Enter

Nominations / applications are invited from health and social care practitioners, academia and others who have harnessed eHealth to provide demonstrable improvements in patient care and safety. Such innovations may:

  • Make information available in the right place, at the right time to support the best care;
  • Increase the time that health and care professionals have to spend with patients.
  • Reduce treatment and discharge delays or reduces length of stay;
  • Improve population heath and care planning;
  • Demonstrate alignment with the eHealth and Care Strategy for Northern Ireland;
  • Transform data and information into knowledge (informatics) to better support care.

The above points are suggestions only. If you feel your current project is targeted at improving patient care and safety through eHealth solutions we want to hear from you. Innovation may include leveraging existing eHealth solutions to devise new and creative approaches that enhance care and safety or the development of a ground-breaking solution.

Judging

Judging Panel:
The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in late January / early February. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Sean Donaghy
HSC Regional Director Of eHealth & External Collaboration, Health & Social Care Board

Gary Loughran
EHCR Programme Director, HSCNI

Claire Buchner
Regional Chief Clinical Information Office (Nursing), Public Health Agency

Fran Thompson
Programme Director For The Strategic e-Health Programme For The Office Of The CIO, Health Service Executive

How To Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.

Pharmacy Student Leadership Award

Strong leaders are driven by their vision of what their organisations could become. The role of a leader is to make people feel strong, informed, unified and capable.

Sponsored by: The Pharmacists' Defence Association

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The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, compliments of The Pharmacist’s Defence Association, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote:
If the profession of pharmacy is to thrive then it will need strong leadership. Some leaders are born to lead, others are trained. Irrespective of their origins, all leaders have to be nurtured if they are to rise to the top and make a difference. The quest to inspire and encourage leadership in pharmacy must start at undergraduate level. These days all pharmacy students are hugely absorbed in their extensive and often very challenging studies. Despite that, some manage to involve themselves in additional activities that demonstrate that not only do they have a passion for their profession, but that they are becoming leaders in their own right. As pharmacists we all have a responsibility to encourage these passionate individuals as these will likely be the leaders of our profession in the future. The Pharmacists’ Defence Association is proud to be associated with the launch of this important new award category.

Mark Koziol M.R.Pharm.S.
Chairman, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Who can Enter

Leaders must find their own voice and use their values to engage others in their common aspirations. Words and deeds need to be consistent, behavior evokes respect. Do you respect the leadership qualities in one of your peers enough to nominate them for this accolade, or indeed do you feel you have the qualities within you to merit this award? A leader is not afraid to step forward!

Judging

Judging Panel:
The judging panel, made up of respected members of the pharmacy academia and industry, will select three – four finalists based on the entries submitted. They may then liaise with the three finalists before selecting the overall winner.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Dr Mark Timoney
Chief Pharmaceutical Officer

Professor Carmel Hughes
Head of School, School of Pharmacy QUB

Professor Paul McCarron
Head of School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ulster University

Mark Koziol
Chair, The Pharmacists’ Defence Association

Deadline For Nomination:
Nominations/self-nominations for undergraduate students are invited from students and lecturers, the closing date for nominations: Friday 1st December 2017. Nominees will then be emailed an application form to complete. Early nomination/self-nomination affords the candidate more time to complete information form.

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB. If you require an application /nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Diabetes Project Of The Year

With a focus on making a difference to patients with diabetes, Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited is proud to sponsor this award.Since 1996, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has risen from 1.4 million to 3.5 million. Taking into account the number of people likely to be living with undiagnosed diabetes, the number of people living with diabetes in the UK is over 4 million. Diabetes prevalence in the UK is estimated to rise to 5 million by 20251

Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited

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The Awards Presentation:
The finalists will be announced in Northern Ireland Healthcare Review and invited, with guests, to attend the black tie awards ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel on Thursday 22nd February 2018. The winner will be announced at the awards
ceremony and will receive a unique crystal trophy to mark the occasion.

Sponsor Quote:
Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited is a UK healthcare company with a strong track record in bringing high-quality, innovative medicines to UK health professionals and their patients. We believe in excellence and delivering on our promises to the NHS, patients, our business partners and each other. We strive to offer new medicines and initiatives that meet genuine needs, make a positive difference to patients’ lives and support the NHS in delivering effective, high-quality, sustainable healthcare.

Who can Enter

Applications are invited from primary and secondary care professionals, and their teams, who have implemented or developed a programme, strategy or project which has had a positive impact on their patients’ wellbeing and management / self-management of their condition.

References: 1 – diabetes.co.uk
http://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-prevalence.html

We would like submissions from primary and secondary care professionals who are helping to improve the quality of life for those patients who are living with diabetes. This award aims to highlight the outstanding, innovative projects healthcare professionals or teams have developed which have led to significant improvement in the care or clinical outcomes of patients with this disease.

Judging

Judging Panel:
The finalists will be shortlisted based upon the written application and judging of these entries will take place in late January / early February. The finalists must be available to meet the judges on a date agreed with the judges in advance.

Judges:
This year’s judging panel includes:

Dr Glynis Magee
Consultant Community Diabetologist, BHSCT

Dr Ursula Brennan
GP, Mount Oriel Medical Practice

Barry Keenan
Senior Clinical Pharmacist & Advanced Practitioner in Diabetes, WHSCT

How To Enter:
If you require an application/nomination form or further information please contact: Bridget McCabe, Tel: 02890 999 441 or email: bridget.mccabe@nimedical.info

Deadline For Entry:
The closing deadline for completed applications is 12:00pm on Friday 15th December 2017 and entries must be accompanied by a digital photograph, at least 500KB.