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Categories - Shine Awards 2016

The Wessex Shine Awards recognises excellence in education and training to benefit NHS patients and service users in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and South Wiltshire. We are delighted to make awards in eight categories.



Inspiring Educator of the Year

This award recognises the people who mentor, supervise or train people “on the job”. Every day inspiring educators help and support the learning of students, trainees, preceptors and colleagues.
Inspiring educators not only share best practice and new skills, they are role models for their values and attitudes and use every experience as a learning opportunity.

We are looking to honour the supervisors, mentors and tutors who go beyond what is expected of them as an educator. We want to hear your examples of how their extra effort has made a difference to your education and training.

If you are a student, trainee or learner and somebody has really gone the extra mile to support, please do nominate them for this award.

Outstanding Learner of the Year

This award recognises the importance that the NHS places on the values set out in the NHS Constitution for the current and future NHS workforce.
We are looking for all learners: students, trainees and staff undertaking continuing personal and professional development, who have really embraced the opportunities of their education and training programmes.

Our outstanding learners shine because through their learning they can demonstrate the importance of good communication, value patient experience and consider patients as partners in their own care. Their energy and enthusiasm for their development is supporting the NHS develop cultures of learning at all levels.

This award is open to all students, trainees, and staff who are on programmes leading to formal qualifications. If you are a mentor, educator, trainer or supervisor and a learner has impressed you – we want to hear about it.

Apprentice of the Year

This award is for staff who are recruited as apprentices and for current staff who are studying for apprenticeships. Staff can be in clinical and non-clinical roles. Studying for an apprenticeship can have a really positive impact on somebody personally as well as in their work. We want to shine the light on those development journeys.

We are searching for people who have really engaged with the education programme but who have have balanced work, study and home life. We are looking for apprentices who have made a difference and hear about what happens next.
Through this award we want to highlight the contribution that apprentices make to the NHS.

Apprentices must be completing their course by mid-July 2016.

Wonderful Workforce Solution of the Year

This award recognises the team or individual who has improved patient and service user care through taking a hard look at who does what in a team, unit, ward or practice and applying a workforce solution. This could be through new roles, extending skills, or introducing other new ways of working.

The NHS needs to develop workforce models that delivers sustainable skill mix and impacts positively on staff and their career aspirations. However, change can be difficult to implement and hard to quantify. We want to know why and how you did it and what the impact has been – even if it is still early days.

We want to shine the light on the people or team who have implemented change and made a difference.


High Performing Education and Training Team of the Year

This award recognises the enormous contribution of people working in and delivering education and training. This team might be a formal team, or a group of people who have come together to deliver a specific initiative.
We are seeking a team who through delivering education and training has made a difference to patient and user safety and care, and made a difference for staff.

If you are in a team, or know a team, who has devised or delivered education and training in new ways, delivered value for money, constantly looks to improve the quality of education and training programmes, and created a good learning environment, then we want to hear from you.

Hearing the Patient Voice in Education and Training

Involving patients, carers, their families and friends in designing and delivering education and training programmes is key to improving quality and ensuring that education and training has the right impact.
We want to recognise the team or individual who has made sure that the patient voice is heard in education and training.

This award can be for a specific project or initiative, or because there is an ongoing commitment to include patients, clients and carers in education and training.

We want to hear how patients and carers have had a positive influence on the education and training of students, trainees and staff. However big or small the involvement and at whatever level.

Education and Training Innovation Champion of the Year

We are looking to recognise an individual or team who has developed an education and training solution to support a service challenge. The innovation or improvement can include the use of technology, simulation or blended learning and be for staff in a clinical or non-clinical setting.
This does not have to be an initiative that was invented in Wessex.

We know that adapting and adopting an initiative to suit local circumstances is equally commendable. We are looking for measures of success such as enhancing the quality of education and training, motivating and engaging people, the efficient use of resources and ultimately improving patient and service user care. Pilot work is welcome.

Chair's Award

This award is for an eye catching or quirky individual, team or project, which perhaps didn’t quite fulfil all the criteria to reach the shortlist or number one spot of the other awards, but through education and training, has made an outstanding contribution to improving patient and user experience and care.



Nominations for the Shine Award 2016 are now closed. Please see the list of Finalists and Winners here


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