Clinical Audit Heroes Awards 2022


The Clinical Audit Heroes Awards are the highlight of Clinical Audit Awareness Week (13-17 June 2022). They are an opportunity to recognise, share and learn from the work taking place to improve the quality of healthcare for patients and users of services across the country.

There are five award categories this year. The winners of each will be announced during Clinical Audit Awareness Week at a series of Lunch & Learn events hosted by N-QI-CAN, from 12.30pm-2pm daily as follows:

Monday 13 June: Patient Safety Hero

Tuesday 14 June: Patient Advocate Hero

Wednesday 15 June: Influencing Change Hero

Thursday 16 June: Health Inequalities Hero

Friday 17 June: Future-proofing Healthcare Hero

The winners of each award will be invited to present on the relevant day.

For reference, the guidance issued can be found below:

Entry guidelines

All awards must meet the following criteria:

  • Must involve a clinical audit(s)*
  • Individuals or teams can be nominated by themselves or by others
  • Projects, individuals or teams can be based in any type of health and care setting in the UK, including crown dependences and devolved administrations
  • Those nominated must have led or made a substantial contribution to the successful delivery of the project
  • Includes evidence to each specific award – find out more about this on the award category’s webpage.

*As defined in HQIP’s Best Practice in Clinical Audit guide

People can be nominated for more than one award, but each nomination must be submitted separately.

Please do not submit additional files, research abstracts or posters as these will not be considered by our judges. This is to ensure consistency in the judging process.

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 eligibility and judging criteria for each award to help you prepare your entry. Wherever possible, describe the impact of the nominee’s work, with evidence of demonstrable progress or success.

How to submit a nomination

Nominations are now closed.

Find out more about Clinical Audit Awareness Week here.