We’re in a celebratory mood here at the NHS Leadership Academy as two of our leaders; Karen Lynas and Yvonne Coghill, have been named in the HSJ’s list of the 50 most inspirational women in healthcare and we couldn’t be more proud to work alongside them.
But who are you proud to work with?
The NHS Leadership Recognition Awards are currently open for nominations – great leaders are everywhere in the health service and we want to find them!
With regional nominations closing on Friday 16 August, the awards celebrate leaders at all levels and across all professions who have ultimately improved people’s health, the public’s experience of the NHS and those leaders we are truly proud to work alongside.
Jan Sobieraj, managing director at the NHS Leadership Academy, said: “We know that on a daily basis there are members of staff who go above and beyond their role to make a difference – people who go that extra mile to support and motivate their peers.
“Working for the NHS can be a challenging– which is exactly why we should take the time to celebrate individuals for their continued hard work, perseverance and for the positive and motivational impact they potentially have on others.
“We know that outstanding leaders have a direct positive impact on patient care and we think it is time to celebrate people who not only provide exceptional care to patients, whether directly or indirectly but who act as role models and inspirational leaders for the next generation of NHS professionals.”
Delivered by the ten regional partners of the national Academy, there are nine categories to choose from, with the 90 regional winners automatically being put forward for a national award of the same name in February of next year.
Regardless of position, level or professional qualification, anyone who works in NHS funded care can be nominated for one (or more!) or the below awards:
- NHS Emerging Leader of the Year
- NHS Quality Champion/Innovator of the Year
- NHS Inspirational Leaders of the Year
- NHS Leader of Patient Inclusivity of the Year
- NHS Board/Governing Body of the Year
- NHS Partnership/System Leader of the Year
- NHS Community Leader of the Year
- NHS Mentor/Coach of the Year
- NHS Leadership Champion supporting both local and national work
The awards are open to every trust and NHS organisation in the country with winners of the awards being celebrated at regional events run in the autumn. This is a chance to share best practice and be recognised for the contribution they have made.