Patient Advocate Hero award announcement

Published: 14 Jun 2022

Whilst we received some excellent entries that involved patient engagement and advocacy, when reviewed by the judging panel against the published criteria, it was decided that we are unable to award a winner in this category this year. Instead, we have taken the decision to award multiple winners in other categories, some of which contain a strong element of patient and carer engagement.

For a full list of winners in other categories, go to the Clinical Audit Awareness Week page – details published daily throughout the week, 13-17 June.

Moving forward, we recognise that it might be helpful to reconsider the title of this award category and the criteria used, as patient engagement is often such an integral part of other activity (and so formed part of many nominations in other award categories). We also welcome the opportunity to use these awards as a springboard to raise awareness and explore approaches to how the local audit community can engage effectively with their patient and carer communities.

For further information about – and support with – patient and carer engagement, go to the Involving Patients section of our website.