Awards

Awards

Awards

CELEBRATING YOUR HARD WORK

In responding to the coronavirus crisis, the health sector has demonstrated extraordinary resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges. NHS communicators have been at the forefront of efforts to support and guide colleagues, patients and communities through the pandemic and we want to celebrate your hard work!

The NHS Communicate Awards recognise the achievements of communicators across the NHS and celebrate innovation in the sector and will celebrate teams and individuals who have delivered highly effective communications, to support delivery at a local, regional and national level.

Please note this event is open to NHS staff only.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Working in Partnership Award

Working in Partnership Award

This award recognises communications teams who have successfully worked collaboratively and in partnership with other organisations e.g. social care, local authorities, charitable and voluntary sectors and private on a successful communications and engagement project or campaign.

This award is in partnership with:

TamdemComms

NHS Rising Star Award

NHS Rising Star Award

This award celebrates outstanding performance within the organisation and celebrates individuals aged 30 and below with growing talent and potential in NHS communications and engagement. The entry should include how the individual has performed and contributed, testimonies from colleagues and/or stakeholders and examples of specific campaigns and programmes of work they have supported or led on.

Best NHS Charity Campaign

Best NHS Charity Campaign

This year for the first time we are pleased to include an award for NHS charity communications.

This award recognises charitable campaigns that have delivered exceptional engagement and impact across the NHS, galvanising stakeholders and communities to create tangible and lasting benefits for staff, patients and carers.

This award is in partnership with:

NHS Charities Together logo

Communications Team Health and Wellbeing Award

Communications Team Health and Wellbeing Award

This award highlights the contribution that communications makes to the successful implementation and delivery of health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes for staff in their organisations.

This award is in partnership with:

stand

NHS Board Commitment to Communications Award

NHS Board Commitment to Communications Award

This award recognises the boards of NHS organisations who have continually demonstrated and celebrated the strategic value of communications and engagement in its organisation. Entrants must demonstrate how the board provides ongoing leadership and support for communications and champions the discipline.

This award is in partnership with:

grayling

Internal Communications and Staff Engagement Award

Internal Communications and Staff Engagement Award

This award acknowledges the successful and sustained use of internal communications to engage staff, drive organisational change, or change an organisation’s culture. Entries should include detail on the aims and objectives set for internal communications and how impact has been measured.

Best Behaviour Change or Public Health Campaign Award

Best Behaviour Change or Public Health Campaign Award

This award recognises campaigns that have demonstrated a clear impact on behaviours or have successfully engaged on a public health issue. Entrants must include examples of the campaign and evidence of impact and evaluation.

This award is in partnership with:

Social Insight Marketing

Outstanding Contribution to NHS Communications Award

Outstanding Contribution to NHS Communications Award

This award celebrates those who have dedicated a significant part of their career to championing and furthering the development of NHS communications. Nominations will be welcomed for journalists, strategic communicators, clinicians and other NHS staff.

This award is in partnership with:

Touch Design logo

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Communications Award

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Communications Award

This award celebrates communications teams that have demonstrably championed diversity, inclusivity and equality. Examples can include promoting diversity through recruitment and retention and engaging and communicating with diverse audiences and being able to demonstrate an impact.

Use of Insight and Data for Innovation in Communications Award

Use of Insight and Data for Innovation in Communications Award

This award recognises the effective use of data and insight to develop new and innovative approaches to communicating and engaging with patients, staff or key stakeholders. Entrants should demonstrate aims and objectives, evidence used to introduce new approaches and how the innovation has been deployed and evaluated.

Best Use of Digital Communications and Engagement Award

Best Use of Digital Communications and Engagement Award

This award focuses on teams that have successfully utilised digital communications and social media in its communications and engagement. Entrants will have to demonstrate how they planned the content, set aims and objectives and have evaluated the outcomes. Entries can focus on a specific campaign or long term and routine use of digital comms and social media.

JUDGING PANEL

Our NHS Communicate Awards would not be able to take place without our expert judges:

Kathryn Ager

Alex Ball

Kerry Beadling-Barron

Adam Brimelow

Claire Burroughs

Darren Caveney

Asif Choudry

Marcus Chrysostomou

Sophie Corlett

Polly Cziok

Ruth Dale

Chris Day

Caroline Docking

Lee Griffith

Laura Halstead

Claire Hankey

Scott Hingley

Steph Hood

Cathy Irving

Duncan Jenner

Ranjeet Kaile

Chris Knights

Katie Macauley

Jane Meggitt

Leonora Merry

Claire Norman

Many Pearse

Sarah Pinch

Daniel Reynolds

Laura Robertson

Giselle Rothwell

Rachel Royall

Noita Sadler

Dan Slee

Patrick South

Lisa Ward

Testimonials...

Testimonials...

  • Really enjoyed the NHS Communicate event today - packed full of excellent speakers […]. It’s so important for us to have this space in NHS comms.
  • Great speakers, discussion topics and virtual platform. I’ve benefitted from being able to stop, listen and learn, and will be watching some of the discussions again - they’ve sparked things that I need to explore more!
  • What an uplifting and motivating couple of days attending the NHS Communicate conference and awards! Thanks so much to all the organisers […] Congrats on delivering such first class events!
  • The virtual tables were a great way to gather with team members, but also to network with other organisations. It was incredibly inspiring to listen to the acceptance speeches, particularly the different regional rising stars.