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Entries are now open for the 2020 Irish Healthcare Awards! 

This year, there are five brand new categories including: Mental Health Initiative of the Year, Surgical Advancement of the Year, Best Response to COVID-19, International Project of the Year and Hospital Manager of the Year. 

To begin, select Enter Now below and you will be able to add more categories to your basket in the next step. Don't forget to save your entries as you go along.

We close for submissions midnight on 14 August, 2020. 

Coronavirus Update: The Irish Healthcare Awards will take place as scheduled. Please see our company statement here for more information.

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Why enter?

An Duais Mhór

This unique category cannot be entered, as the winner is chosen by the judges as the overall outstanding person, project or organisation chosen from all of the category winners. It really is the ultimate accolade to take home on-the-night! 

This category is now closed

Best Use of Information Technology

This award is for the innovative use of information technology in a healthcare context to improve efficiencies and deliver better patient care.  
€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Educational Meeting of the Year

Highlighting the very best in educational meetings, including conferences, symposia, CME meetings and other events for healthcare professionals. 
€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Best Response to COVID-19

*NEW CATEGORY FOR 2020*

This one-off award recognises the effectiveness, ingenuity and excellence of projects or initiatives, aimed at or created/developed by healthcare management, hospital doctors, GPs, nurses, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, among others, in Ireland, in urgent response to the pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic with the ultimate aims of ensuring the sustainability of the Irish health response and/or the health and well-being of the general Irish public, including the at-risk populations.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Submissions should demonstrate:
• The initial idea (aim), its development (problems faced) and growth (solutions created).
• Delivery/provision of the response
• Improved outcomes
• Improved efficiencies
• Cost-effective delivery
• Innovation: Unique features with specific measurable outcomes will also score highly

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines 

Best Use of Social Media

This category recognises the best use of social media in a campaign by a hospital, health body, charitable organisation or pharmaceutical company
€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Educational Project of the Year – General Practice/Pharmacy

Recognising the effectiveness of educational initiatives aimed at, or originated by GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists or other primary care professionals 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Excellence in Healthcare Management

A category rewarding innovation in healthcare management that is focused on the patient, the carer and/or the general public.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

General Practice of the Year

We are looking for practice teams who are striving to improve patient care and to enhance services offered, and working to develop their skill mix. We seek to recognise the work of a multidisciplinary team in a GP practice that has had a positive impact on improving the patient experience in their practice in the previous year. Projects submitted should showcase hard work, innovation, teamwork, leadership and dedication taking place in local surgeries across Ireland. Please also detail all project team members and what their role was.
€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

GP of the Year

This award recognises a GP who has made an outstanding contribution to patient care in their sphere. It is open to all qualified GPs practising in Ireland, including partners and sessional GPs. We invite applications from both GPs themselves and nominations from practice colleagues.
Free entry

Hospital Manager of the Year

*NEW CATEGORY FOR 2020*

This award seeks to recognise a Hospital Manager who has made an outstanding contribution to their institution’s performance in the previous year. We invite detailed applications from hospital managers themselves or nominations from their management colleagues/medical staff. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Submissions should demonstrate:
• An exceptional person that has made a real difference their hospital’s performance.
• Commitment to professionalism and delivering patient-focused services.
• Evidence that their individual efforts and imagination have improved their hospital’s performance; for example, through improvement projects, effective leadership or team communication, strong business/financial management skills.
• Understanding of local population needs.
• Credit will be given to applications with evidence supporting their contribution to effective hospital operation and overcoming significant obstacles.
• Innovation: Unique features with specific measurable outcomes will also score highly.

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines 

Hospital Project of the Year

For projects aimed at, or created/developed by, hospital doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other hospital-based healthcare professionals in a hospital setting. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Innovative GP Project of the Year

An award for outstanding work in the form of improvements or innovations implemented by individuals in a general practice setting, at either a clinical or practice management level, that improves the quality of patient care or helps free up GP time.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

International Project of the Year

*NEW CATEGORY FOR 2020*

Through this new prize we celebrate some projects that are improving health and care in other jurisdictions worldwide. The award involves the submission of an original project of work on a health issue taking in actors from countries abroad (and we also hope Irish or Irish-trained healthcare professionals in the diaspora), and that the project outcomes are beneficial for their local populations/other regions/other countries.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Submissions should demonstrate either and/or:
• Projects that either help patients and healthcare professionals to manage a certain condition, or to preventatively stay healthy. • Projects that innovate the health and care system and the way it works.
This includes projects which are related to interoperability as well as those implemented through innovation procurement;
and ICT solutions for Health, Care, Well-being etc; among others

Your entry should follow our Entry Guidelines 

Mental Health Initiative of the Year

*NEW CATEGORY FOR 2020*
Entries for this special award — a direct response to the increase in rates of mental health problems in Ireland, lately amidst the Covid-19 pandemic which wrought social isolation, fear, job losses and financial stressors — demonstrate one or many of the advancement of research, treatments, awareness, policies, advocacy, scaled-up quality interventions and services for people with mental health conditions.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Entries for the Mental Health Initiative of the Year Award will demonstrate: the advancement of research, treatments, awareness, policies, advocacy, scaled-up quality interventions and services for people with mental health conditions.

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines.

NCHD Project of the Year

The best initiative implemented by an individual NCHD or team of NCHDs on their clinical site, aimed at quality improvement, education or training, enhancing hospital procedures or improving communication between healthcare professionals.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Nursing & Midwifery Project of the Year

This award is for a nurse- or midwife-led project that recognises the effectiveness of initiatives with clearly defined results and outcomes, originated by an individual nurse or midwife or a team. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Outpatient Initiative of the Year

This award recognises innovation or excellence shown in an outpatient setting, for a project aimed at improving the quality of care delivered to this category of patients. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Patient Education Project of the Year — Pharmaceutical

For projects that have been established or supported by the pharmaceutical industry, aimed at educating patients, carers and the general public. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Public Health Initiative of the Year

An award in recognition of important work carried out by clinicians, patients’ associations and the healthcare industry in promoting, sponsoring and partnering public health initiatives. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Patient Education Project of the Year — Non-Pharmaceutical

For educational projects undertaken by patients’ associations, support groups or individuals aimed at an audience of patients, carers and/or the general public.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Pharmaceutical Social Commitment Project of the Year

Recognises and rewards investments by the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of science and education, health, social needs or community projects, either in Ireland or abroad, that exemplify good corporate responsibility and citizenship. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Practice Manager of the Year

This award seeks to recognise a Practice Manager who has made an outstanding contribution to their surgery’s performance in the last 12 months. We invite applications from both Practice Managers themselves and nominations from practice colleagues.
Free entry

Patient Lifestyle Education Project of the Year

For projects that promote healthy lifestyle practices and patient education, with a view to improving the health of at-risk populations. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Patient Organisation Project of the Year

For the innovative projects or campaigns undertaken by patient organisations to improve the lives of patients and their families and address their health needs. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Practice Nurse of the Year

This award seeks to recognise a Practice Nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to patient care in their sphere. It is open to all qualified Practice Nurse practising in Ireland. We invite applications from both Practice Nurses themselves and nominations from practice colleagues.
Free entry

Research Paper of the Year

For outstanding original Irish research published in a peer reviewed journal, between July 2018 and July 2019, that has the potential to contribute significantly to improving health and healthcare.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Sustainable Healthcare Project of the Year

Recognising creative solutions aimed at ensuring Ireland’s healthcare system is financially sustainable, or environmentally sustainable, and also makes best use of our social and human capital, against the twin pressures of increased disease burden and reduced health budgets. 

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Student Project of the Year

An award for an outstanding project from medical students or student societies, showing initiative either in research or practical projects. 

Your entry must follow our Entry Guidelines

Surgical Advancement of the Year

*NEW CATEGORY FOR 2020*

Highlights an initiative that best facilitates any or all three aspects of surgery — caring for surgical patients, advancing surgical research, and training of the next and/or current generation of surgeons.

€ 235.00 +VAT (23%)

Submissions should demonstrate:
• Scientific inquiry in all its domains (e.g. Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research, Health Service Research, Clinical Collaboratives, and Education Research)
• Patient care/ patient-focused service provision
• Training of trainees and/or ongoing continuous professional development

Your entry should follow our Entry Guidelines