Promoting partnership working in the NHS

HPMA Partnership Award 2021

The SPF is proud to sponsor the 2021 HPMA Excellence in people award for partnership working between employers and trade unions. This award celebrates initiatives that exemplify the benefits of employers and trade unions working together to overcome challenges and develop solutions.

This year it is more important than ever to celebrate the brilliant work of our employers and trade unions in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 ceremony will go ahead virtually, as with the 2020 awards, in October 2021 and the SPF is looking for entries to the SPF award for partnership working between employers and trade unions.

Take a look at the following three questions.

• Do you have an initiative that shows the benefits of partnership working?

• Was there partnership working with trade unions from the outset?

• Has it made a real difference to staff experience/service delivery/patient care?

If the answer is yes, then submit an entry. The closing date for entries is 25 May 2021.

Take a look at the SPF guide to submitting a winning entry, and please do encourage others to consider entering the awards and use our promotional slide to do this.

Visit the HPMA website to find out more about this year's awards, and how to submit an entry.

Listen to top tips from the 2020 HPMA partnership award finalists on how to make your social partnership project a success.