Patient and Public Involvement Hero 2023

The Patient and Public Involvement Hero Award is one of five categories in our Clinical Audit Hero Awards. The award recognises clinical audits effectively engaging patients, whether through innovative practice or engagement activity.

Please note that the Clinical Audit Heroes Awards 2023 have now closed.

The winner of this award will be announced at a Patient and Public Involvement themed Lunch & Learn event, hosted by NQICAN, on Tuesday 20 June 2023 (12.30-1.30pm); details of which are available on our Clinical Audit Awareness Week page. Please keep this date/time free if you are entering this award.

Eligibility criteria

Submissions 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 involved in any type of healthcare setting in the UK
  • Those nominated must have led or made a substantial contribution to the successful delivery of the project
  • Includes evidence specific to each award
  • The project period must have been since 1st October 2021
  • Shows evidence of effectively engaging patients, carers and the public
  • Eligible to both staff and those involved in engagement eg volunteers, patient panels, members of project teams etc.

*HQIP Best Practice in Clinical Audit

A key theme running through all categories is excellence in clinical audit and quality improvement techniques, with clinical audit helping to fuel real and impactful improvements in health and care.

Judging criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Topics are aligned with patient priorities for improvement*
  • Evidence of engagement of patients, the public and carers during the planning stage
  • Evidence of engagement of patients, the public and carers when reviewing findings
  • Evidence of engagement of and collaboration with patients, the public and carers when planning implementation of quality improvement
  • Evidence of patient, carer and public involvement in continuous improvement

*HQIP’s Guide to developing a patient and public involvement panel for Quality Improvement