Application Form

Award Categories
The categories for the KSS AHSN Awards 2020 are:

1.       Industry and Health & Social care Partnership Award
2.       Health and Social Care Partnership Award
3.       User-led design Collaboration Award
4.       Applied Research into Practice
5.       Excellence in patient safety
6.       Clinical innovator/team of the year
7.       Digital Innovation
8.       Workforce initiative of the year
9.       Disruptive Innovation

Entry Criteria
Entries to the awards are welcomed from all care providers (Acute, Community, Mental Health, Independent Sectors, Care Homes, Commissioners, Social Care, Councils, Charitable Organisations), who are providing outstanding services for NHS patients and can demonstrate recent improvement in patient care and outcomes.

Shortlisting Criteria
The shortlisting criteria for all categories will include how the entry shows evidence of: 
- Successful stakeholder engagement; building and maintaining relationships
- Service improvement and demonstrable benefit to patients
- Critical evaluation
- Evidence based practice
- Collaborative and innovative ways of working
- Inclusivity & diversity
- How the project will ensure the outcomes achieved will be sustainable and/or spread.

Judging Panel

The judging panel will shortlist all eligible entries based on the criteria above. There will be 3 finalists shortlisted.

Timeline
All applications must be submitted by 6 March 2020 at 5pm. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 24 April 2020.  
Winners will be announced at the Partnership Day on 6 May 2020.

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* Which award are you applying for?

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* About the Applicant

The named contact should be the primary contact for this project

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* Project Summary (300 words max)

Please provide a summary of your project, explaining the aims, target audience and settings for the project.

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* Timescale (200 words max)

Please state when the project was started and current status.

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* Meeting Criteria (500 words max)

Tell us how this project meets the criteria for this category

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* Benefits Achieved (500 words max)

What are the benefits that this project has achieved? Please provide information demonstrating the impact of this project. This should include indicators used to measure the impact (both qualitative and quantitative).

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* Opportunities for spread and adoption (300 words max)

Please provide information on how this initiative could be replicated in other organisations and other settings. Give examples of key lessons learnt that could be shared.

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