Partnerships between the third sector and NHS organisations are almost as old as the NHS itself. Volunteering and fundraising are very much part of the altruistic nature of many who want to support the NHS. However, many charities also provide much needed services which the NHS can’t necessarily provide on its own. This award has been designed to recognise the valuable contribution that this sector plays in helping the NHS deliver services.
Winners of this category will be a not for profit organisation which has worked with an NHS organisation on a project which has helped deliver a service. Services which can be considered range from counselling or nursing to supporting vulnerable groups and employees. Judges will be looking for examples of services which have been provided to an NHS organisation which they wouldn’t ordinarily be able to provide. Special consideration will be given to innovative, ground break projects which have improved the outcomes for patients, staff and their environments.
- Entrants will be charities, voluntary organisations, CIC groups or other not for profit bodies
- Judges are looking for examples of joint working and partnership projects or on-going service deliver which can demonstrate excellent results for patients, staff or other stakeholders
- Evidence must be relevant to the past 2 years up until the awards entry deadline