General criteria

2 July 2019
Manchester Central


Entries will be judged against the general criteria outlined below, as well as category-specific criteria, that are relevant to the individual entry. Please note that, for the 2018 awards, particular focus will be on those entries that have involved patients where applicable:

  • Working to a clear and focused strategy
  • Delivering service improvements within the context of financial and resource constraints
  • Delivering tangible improvements in patient safety
  • Delivering quantifiable cost savings, improvements in health outcomes, or both
  • Maintaining or improving the quality of services offered and ensuring services are patient-centred
  • Ensuring the level of service provided meets local needs
  • Adhering to relevant national guidelines and policies
  • Adhering to current evidence on best practice
  • Involving representatives of all stakeholder groups in planning, design and implementation of the initiative

Get hints and tips on what makes a winning entry by downloading our Category and Criteria brochure.

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