Do you know of an individual or team deserving recognition for their outstanding contribution to respiratory care? They might work in any sector involved with the delivery and or enhancement of respiratory care, this would include the NHS, private or voluntary organisations or higher education.
What is important is that nominees go that extra mile to improve the lives of people who use respiratory services, their carers and colleagues.
You can put your nominations forward for any of the four categories listed below:
1. Respiratory Leader of the Year
2. Respiratory Rising Star
3. Respiratory Team of the Year
4. Respiratory Researcher of the Year
Awards will be presented at a celebration evening at the ARNS Annual conference.
ARNS 2022 Awards:
Nomination deadline - 13th April 2022
Please note that the most important part of the nomination form is the question where you are asked to describe (maximum 500 words) why the individual or team you are nominating deserves to win the award. The panel may also contact you and/or others to get more information.
Remember we are looking for individuals or teams who not only do a good job, but really do stand out as exceptional leaders and innovators. To assist you, here are some of the questions that the panel will be considering. Please keep these in mind when giving your response.
- How ambitious, creative, innovative and/or dedicated is the individual or team?
- Are new ways of working evident? How ground-breaking is the individual/practice/service delivery?
- What evidence is provided that the individual/team has made a significant difference to the lives of the people who use respiratory services, their carers and/or other staff.
- Is there clear evidence of sound and effective leadership?
- Is there robust data and analysis showing measured improvements to patient care, clinical outcomes and/or service delivery?
- How has your nominee inspired motivated or encouraged other(s) to achieve higher standards and results than they might have.
- How sustainable is the evidenced change/innovation/model/outcome?
- How transferable to other areas of practice is the evidenced
- Has the work of the individual/team contributed to the respiratory agenda – locally/nationally/internationally?
- How have the views of other people – such as people who use respiratory services, carers, staff and other partners – been taken into consideration when delivering/changing practice?
Supporting evidence must be submitted to support your nomination. This could take the form of audits, previous awards, testimonials, newsletter/newspaper cuttings, patient and/or carer feedback, or other forms of evidence of achievement. Remember the judges can only base their decision on the evidence submitted so this needs to reflect adequately the individual’s or team’s accomplishments.
Nominations can only be accepted on this ARNS nomination form.
Respiratory Leader of the Year
This leadership award is to recognise the influence and drivers of individuals who have been influential change makers in respiratory nursing.
In the nomination please detail the catalyst for change and include evidence regarding the influence of this individual to make change, for example: strategic collaborations, working with other Trusts, building new models of care, working across traditional boundaries.
Entries for Respiratory Leader of the Year must be nominated by a line manager or work colleague.
Respiratory Rising Star
This category is to recognise an individual, working for less than three years in the respiratory specialist area, who is demonstrating potential as a future leader, innovator and/or role model with a promising future career in the respiratory field.
The individual can come from any background but must be working predominately in a respiratory field not necessarily as a nurse specialist.
Entries for rising star must be nominated by a line manager or work colleague.
Respiratory Team of the Year
This award recognises a respiratory team who delivers respiratory care up to and beyond expectations. This nomination needs to be supported and evidenced, for example: data, audit or patient feedback (include and anonymise), highlighting the difference made to patient care and experience in respiratory care.
Entries can be self-nominating from a member of the multidisciplinary team or line manager.
Respiratory Researcher of the Year
This award will recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution to respiratory care by leading research.
Entries for Respiratory Researcher of the Year can be nominated by self, line manager, work colleague or academic supervisor.
The judging panel is comprised of experts recognised within the field, this panel is chaired by the Research & Education sub-committee lead but is otherwise independent of the ARNS Executive Board.
The following rules are designed to make the nomination process as clear and as fair as possible:
- Nominations can only be made by, Members and Associate Members of the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists.
- All nominees for awards must be people who work in respiratory care, this would include the NHS, private or voluntary organisations, or higher education but not including agency and contract workers.
- There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be made by any individual or team.
- The judging panel reserves the right to evaluate nominations and seek further information where necessary. Nominators should where relevant provide names and contact details of others who can support the nomination. The judging panel is comprised of experts recognised within the profession and is independent of the ARNS Executive Committee. The judging panel will include a fair representation of people from across the respiratory field.
- Nominations must be made on the ARNS Awards nomination form. Completed in full. Each nomination must be submitted on a separate form.
Please do not submit identical nominations into more than one category.
- Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.
- The decision of the judging panel will be final. No correspondence will be entered into regarding their decision.
- All short-listed individuals and teams will be contacted directly by ARNS.
Nominators have the right to remain anonymous i.e. their names will not be disclosed to the nominees. Please make it clear when completing your form if you do not wish your name to be disclosed to your nominee.
- Short listed teams and individuals will be expected to have a photograph taken to use on the night. Details of the award ceremony and winners will be included in the ARNS E-shot, Newsletter and circulated on social media.