Audit Heroes Awards

 

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The Audit Heroes Awards are the highlight of Clinical Audit Awareness Week. They are an opportunity to highlight the wonderful work taking place all over the country to improve health care for patients and users of services.

2019 Winners

The winners of the Audit Heroes Awards were announced one category each day during Clinical Audit Awareness Week. All the winners are listed on this page:

2019 Audit Heroes

Awards categories

There are 5 awards categories and each category is divided into two sections – local and national:

  • Clinical Audit Professional of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Clinical Practitioner of the Year
  • Team of the Year

Entry guidelines

You can nominate yourself or somebody else.

Nominations are open to those working in the public sector and the third sector (including charities, voluntary organisations and community interest companies). Nominations will be accepted from the private sector only when they involve collaborations with the public sector or third sector.

The Audit Heroes Awards seek to recognise the contribution of those working in the United Kingdom, including crown dependencies and devolved administrations. We encourage those in other countries to run their own similar awards scheme.

What will the judges look for?

In each category, judges will look for evidence of excellence. They can only make a decision on the basis of the information you provide in the nomination form, so please read the following information to help you prepare your entry. Wherever possible, describe the impact of the nominee’s work, with evidence of demonstrable progress or success.

Clinical Audit Professional of the Year

This category recognises an outstanding individual who works in clinical audit at any level. The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • How the nominee has made a difference to their patients or users of their service, their professional community or their field of work
  • How they’ve championed clinical audit and quality improvement
  • Innovation
  • Interventions/changes that have yielded a sustainable improvement
Student of the Year

This award is open to any student undertaking a placement in a health setting who has engaged with clinical audit and quality improvement to make a difference. Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • High levels of engagement with their area of study
  • Understanding the importance of clinical audit to drive improvement
  • Leading or making a substantial contribution to the successful delivery of an improvement project or initiative
Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises the enormous contribution made by volunteers to our health and care sectors. This could be an individual volunteer or a group of volunteers who regularly volunteer together for a service or on a project. It includes charity volunteers, community groups and youth groups. There are no restrictions on the age of the volunteer or volunteers. Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Making a significant contribution to the improvement efforts of the audit team, department or organisation they support
  • Providing invaluable support to a clinical audit and/or quality improvement process, programme or project
  • Using their own insight and experience, or supporting other patients and users of services to give feedback, that influences and guides decision making
Clinical Practitioner of the Year

This award is open to anyone who delivers clinical services or clinical support services at any grade. Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Using audit data to improve clinical practice, clinical services or the experience of patients and users of services
  • Leading or making a substantial contribution to the successful delivery of clinical audit in their specialty, or to an improvement programme, project or initiative that has used clinical audit data
  • Championing data-driven and evidence-based improvement as best practice
Team of the Year

This award is open to clinical audit teams as well as multi-disciplinary and collaborative teams that include clinical audit representation. Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Leading on or significantly contributing to systematic change in order to achieve a measurable improvement in the quality of operational processes, patient care or health outcomes
  • Delivering or contributing to education and training that supports a culture of improvement
  • Proactively working with patients and carers to co-design improvements/interventions that lead to better outcomes, care, or processes

Submitting a nomination

We ask that all submissions and nominees follow our entry guidelines.

Nominations must be submitted through our online system. No hard copy entries will be accepted.

Only fully completed entry forms are accepted. Word limits are to be strictly observed. Judges will only receive the exact number of words requested.

All nominations must relate to accomplishments occurring during 2018 and/or 2019.

Members of the judging panel may not be nominated.

If you nominate someone for more than one award, each nomination must be submitted as a separate entry.

Please provide full contact details for the nominee on the entry form as it is essential that we can contact them easily regarding the submission. If we are not able to make contact with the person or team nominated, we may not be able to include their details in our Hall of Fame.

The nomination form can be found below. Please send your completed nomination form to [email protected].

Deadline

Completed nominations must be submitted no later than midnight on Friday 1 November 2019.

On receipt of your entry, the awards administrators will confirm its arrival via email.

After submission

Nominations will be assessed by our panel of judges.

The winners will be announced during Clinical Audit Awareness Week (25-29 November).

Monday 25 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Clinical Audit Professional of the Year (local)

Clinical Audit Professional of the Year (national)

Tuesday 26 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Student of the Year (local)

Student of the Year (national)

Wednesday 27 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Volunteer of the Year (local)

Volunteer of the Year (national)

Thursday 28 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Clinical practitioner of the Year (local)

Clinical practitioner of the Year (national)

Friday 29 November Announcement of winners in the following category:

Team of the Year (local)

Team of the Year (national)

We hope that all nominees will be enrolled into our virtual Hall of Fame using the information taken from the entry form. For information governance and safeguarding reasons, we require the consent of nominees and winners to publish their details. We will not publish information where we have been unable to confirm consent.