Promoting partnership working in the NHS

HPMA Partnership Award 2018

The HPMA Excellence Awards 2018 recognise and reward outstanding work in healthcare human resource management. This year the Social Partnership Forum is proud to once again sponsor the partnership award, recognising great examples of partnership working between employers, trade unions and other stakeholders, in the provision of health and social care. 

Submit an entry for the 2018 partnership award 

If your answer to the following questions is a resounding yes, then we want to hear from you!

  • Have you introduced an initiative that exemplifies the benefits of partnership working to overcome challenges and jointly develop solutions?
  • Is there strong evidence of partnership working from the outset?
  • Does it demonstrate clear outcomes and has it made a real difference to patient care and influenced HR practice in healthcare and beyond?

For more information on how to enter please visit the HPMA website. Our handy guide to submitting a winning entry will also support you in your application, and you can spread the news by downloading our HPMA awards flyer to promote and encourage entries for the partnership award.

For inspiration listen to our 2017 finalists podcast and take a look at the case study from our 2017 award winner's Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - A new attendance policy, a new approach to people management.

You can also share learning from our three other finalists; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn for Learning in partnership, North Staffs Combined Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for Feel Good Friday and Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust for Reasonable Adjustments Passport.  

In the short video below Ashley Judd, Deputy Director of Workforce, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust talks about the difference winning the 2017 partnership award has made in their organisation. 

 The closing date for entries is 4pm on Monday 5 March 2018.