Awards open for improvement and partnership projects

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NHS England and NHS Improvement are encouraging applications to an award which recognises innovation, improvement and partnership working.

The Sir Peter Carr Partnership Award is open to clinicians and managers and is designed to support and inspire NHS leaders who have an improvement initiative underway which contributes to the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. 

The award seeks to recognise effective partnerships, which aim for an improved working culture in the NHS, for the benefit of patients and staff.

What is the award?

The Sir Peter Carr Partnership Award aims to recognise innovation and effective partnership working within a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) or Integrated Care System (ICS). 

Applicants should be working collaboratively on a shared improvement initiative in support of the NHS Long Term Plan for the benefit of local people.

The winning partnership will receive £30,000 to share and invest in their professional development to support the delivery of their improvement initiative.

All finalists will receive a certificate and access to a range of support, education and development over 12 months, including improvement skill-building and forming a learning network, with support from the NHS Improvement Directorate.

Sir Peter Carr

This award is inspired by Sir Peter Carr who died in 2017. He supported and fostered innovation in the NHS during his 25 years of service in a range of senior roles across the NHS. This award recognises his unique leadership contribution and his passion for developing the leadership of others across the health and care system.

Key dates and application process

Applications opened on 19 July 2019 and close on the Monday, 30 September. The application process comprises two stages:

The finalists will be notified later in the year and will be invited to attend an improvement masterclass in Leeds in November where the winner will be announced.

Find out more here on the NHS Improvement website.