Sir Peter Carr Partnership Awards               

NHS England and Improvement are delighted to inform you that applications are open for the Sir Peter Carr Partnership Award.

The award for clinicians and managers is designed to support and inspire NHS leaders who have an improvement initiative underway which contributes to the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. 

In the spirit of the Interim NHS People Plan this award seeks to recognise effective partnerships that model the leadership behaviours to set the conditions for an improved working culture through the NHS for the benefit of patients and staff.

What is the award?

The Sir Peter Carr Partnership Award aims to recognise innovation and effective partnership working within a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) or Integrated Care System (ICS). 

We are looking for applicants who are working collaboratively on a shared improvement initiative in support of the NHS Long Term Plan for the benefit of local people.

The winning partnership receives £30,000 to share and invest in their professional development to support the delivery of their improvement initiative.

All finalists will receive a certificate and access to a range of support, education and development over 12 months, including improvement skill-building and forming a learning network, with support from the NHS Improvement Directorate.

Sir Peter Carr

This award is inspired by Sir Peter Carr who died in 2017. He supported and fostered innovation in the NHS during his distinguished 25 years of service in a range of senior roles across the NHS.  This award recognises his unique leadership contribution and his passion for developing the leadership of others across the health and care system.

The award also demonstrates the importance we attach to investing in leadership for improvement, which is key to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan.

Key dates and application process

Applications open on the 19th July 2019 and close on the Monday 30th September 2019. The application process comprises two stages:

  1. application form

2: shortlisting and interviews which will take place in October.

The finalists will be notified later in the year and will be invited to attend an improvement masterclass in Leeds in November where the winner will be announced.

Please share this with any colleagues that would like to enter, or if you wish to apply, please click here to be taken to the application form.  You can find the application guidance and further information on our website.

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