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Nominations are now OPEN

for the NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards 2021

The closing date for nominations is 4 June.

About the awards

The NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards 2021 will celebrate the development of inspirational collaborations between the health service and its suppliers across the North of England – many prompted by the fight against COVID-19.

This year applications are being welcomed for categories that will showcase how businesses, third sector organisations and the NHS have collaborated to improve patient care and support health and care employees.

The awards are open to any business which currently supplies goods, works or services to NHS organisation(s) in the North of England, and any NHS trust in the North of England.

Judging will take place over the summer with the winners announced at a virtual event to be held on Thursday 16 September.

Suppliers can enter for more than one category providing a different project is used for each nomination. The initiative must meet the award criteria set out in the award description. Higher marks will be awarded where evidence or data is provided and results are supported.

The winners of this year’s three NHS categories will go forward to the Health Care Supplies Association awards event in November.

If you have any questions, please contact: 
eventsteam@innovationagencynwc.nhs.uk

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Award categories

Please read through the award descriptions very carefully. Any nominations not demonstrating the outlined criterea will not be submitted to the judges panel.

Innovation Award >

Patient Experience Award >

Small Business Award >

Support Services Award >

Sustainable Development Award >

NHS Procurement Outstanding Contribution >

NHS Champion in Support of Procurement >

NHS Procurement Transformation Award >

 

Watch the Winners livestream from NHS in the North Excellence in Supply awards 2020

In 2020 projects including virtual visits, a suicide prevention campaign and companies that stepped up production of vital PPE during the early days of the pandemic were among those highlighted.

Watch all livestreams from our 2020 event >

Winners and photos from NHS in the North Excellence in Supply awards 2019

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See all winners and photos from our 2019 event >

 


Innovation Award

 

We are looking for a supplier who can demonstrate how their company has used innovation to improve a product, process or service to transform or enhance patient care and improved efficiency within NHS organisation(s).

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Brief description of your company and its involvement with the NHS organisation(s)

  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiative and why it was implemented

  • Impact and results that have been achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency or cost savings

  • How you plan to develop or sustain the work

 

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Patient Experience Award

 

We are looking for a supplier who has provided goods or services that have enhanced the patient experience. This could be in a hospital, out in the community or in a mental health setting.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Brief description of your company and its involvement with the NHS organisation(s)

  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiatives and why it was implemented

  • Impact and results that have been achieved to date which could include effects on productivity, efficiency or cost savings

  • How you plan to develop or sustain the work

 

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Small Business Award

 

We are looking for a small or medium-sized enterprise that has maintained consistent growth and strong financial performance while making a significant contribution to the NHS organisation(s) they supply.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Brief description of your company and its involvement with the NHS organisation(s)

  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiatives and why it was implemented

  • Impact and results that have been achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency or cost savings

  • How you plan to develop or sustain the work

 

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Support Services Award

 

We are looking for companies that provide support to the NHS to help maintain the quality of service. Previous finalists have included interpreter services, IT consulting/support services and consultant psychologists.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Brief description of your company and its involvement with the NHS organisation(s)

  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiatives and why it was implemented

  • Impact and results that have been achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency or cost savings

  • How you plan to develop or sustain the work

 

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Sustainable Development Award

 

We are looking for a supplier that can demonstrate initiatives that have been developed to minimise their impact on the environment. This could include reduced carbon emissions, packaging or energy.      

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • How the initiative addressed one or more of the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environment or social

  • Brief description of your company and its involvement with the NHS organisations(s)

  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiatives and why it was implemented

  • Impact and results that have been achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency or cost savings

  • How you plan to develop or sustain the work

 

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NHS Procurement Outstanding Contribution

 

We are looking for Heads of Procurement to nominate an individual from their team who displays ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to their trust. This individual should demonstrate increased levels of accountability, innovative thinking and potential leadership qualities.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A brief description of the nominee's role in the organisation

  • Innovative ways of working the individual has displayed

  • Leadership qualities the individual has displayed

  • Impact and results they’ve achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency, cost savings or culture change

 

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NHS Champion in Support of Procurement

 

We are looking for NHS procurement teams to nominate a member of staff/team within their trust who has gone the extra mile to work collaboratively with procurement departments.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A brief description of the staff member/teams role in the organisation

  • How the staff member/team has demonstrated a collaborative way of working with procurement

  • Impact and results their approach has achieved to date which could include effects on productivity, efficiency, cost savings or culture change

 

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NHS Procurement Transformation Award

 

This award recognises a procurement team who has introduced a new innovation project into their trust, resulting in significant improved patient outcomes and supplier relationships. The team must demonstrate how they have transformed business value through efficiencies and cost savings.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • How the project has resulted in new ways of working to improve patient outcomes, supplier relationships, efficiencies and cost savings.

  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiative and why it was implemented

  • Impact and results their approach has achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency, cost savings or culture change

  • How you plan to develop or sustain the work

 

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The NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards are hosted by the NHS Northern Customer Board and the Innovation Agency. They are sponsored by the Innovation Agency, Health Innovation Manchester, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria.

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