Promoting partnership working in the NHS

HPMA Partnership Award 2020

The HPMA Excellence Awards 2020 recognise, reward and share the outstanding work of people managers across health and social care in the UK. In this the 29th year of the awards programme, the SPF is proud to once again sponsor the partnership award between employers and trade unions. The award celebrates initiatives that exemplify the benefits of partnership working between employers and trade unions to overcome challenges and develop solutions.

Entries need to demonstrate evidence of partnership working from the outset and how the initiative has had a positive impact on the provision of patient care and services. If you have an example of successful partnership working, why not submit an entry? Or, if you are aware of an example of successful partnership working, please encourage those involved to enter.

Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the 2019 winner, shared a top tip for anyone considering entering the award:

‘If management and staff side have developed a successful initiative within your organisation that focuses on real issues that staff care about - we recommend you enter the HPMA award for partnership working. It is important to raise awareness about the benefits of partnership working across organisations so that other trusts can learn from your success’, Terry Roberts, Director of OD, Hillingdon Foundation Trust.

Take a look at what happened on the night in the video below.

Take a look at our guide to submitting a winning entry to give your organisation the best chance of becoming a finalist and use our promotional flyer to encourage others to enter.

For inspiration take a look at case studies and listen to a podcast from last year's finalists and the winner of the HPMA partnership award 2019

Find more information about how to enter the awards on the HPMA website

The closing date for entries for the 2020 award is 18 Feb 2020 at 5pm. Good Luck!

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