Share your story on using NICE guidance for prestigious award
NICE is calling on organisations which have tried creative new ways to put NICE guidance into practice to enter the 2012 NICE Shared Learning Awards.
The awards seek to recognise services and organisations that have developed effective ways to put NICE guidance into practice and want to share their experience with others.
Any organisation that uses NICE guidance is encouraged to apply. This includes NHS services, local authorities, charities, community groups or even private workplaces.
Last year's winner was the home haemodialysis team based at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, which supports and empowers patients to perform haemodialysis at home, avoiding the need for regular trips to hospital.
Despite home haemodialysis improving outcomes for patients, uptake across the country is still very low. This programme in Manchester is a real example of innovative thinking driving up patient care and delivering excellent results.
Sandip Mitra, a Consultant Renal Physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary, who led the work on home haemodialysis, said: “The NICE Sharing Learning Award is a great platform to showcase innovative approaches and solutions to using NICE guidance. It was very simple to enter our example online.
“There was a great atmosphere at the 2011 NICE annual conference in Birmingham where work from a wide range of healthcare disciplines was displayed or presented to professionals and policy makers. This enabled networking and facilitated cross learning between disciplines.
“We were delighted to win the 2011 NICE Shared Learning Award which has motivated the team in Manchester. I would recommend all clinical teams participate in the 2012 Shared Learning Awards by submitting their examples to make sure they don't miss out on this excellent opportunity.”
Val Moore, Implementation Programme Director at NICE, said: “The awards are a platform for organisations to share their stories so that others can learn from them. It doesn't matter if some examples may not have worked brilliantly at every stage or produced large scale results; we still want to hear from you.
“Bringing together knowledge in this way is a crucial part of improving the way the health and social care community makes use of its resources and helps share valuable lessons.”
Nominations for the 2012 Shared Learning Awards close on 31 January 2012 and NICE will announce the shortlisted entries in March.
Shortlisted finalists will have a NICE poster produced about their work, and the opportunity to present their project at the NICE Annual Conference 2012, which takes place in Birmingham on 15-16 May, to an audience of health, public health and social care professionals, managers and commissioners from across the UK. The overall winner of the 2012 NICE Shared Learning Award will be voted for by the Conference delegates.
To be in with a chance of winning, organisations should submit their examples to the online NICE Shared Learning database.
12 October 2011