Nominations and Judging Criteria

Nominations are now closed

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Important information – Please read

1. You DON’T need to make nominations in every category

2. You can make MORE than one nomination in a category by completing and submitting the form and then opening it a second time

3. Please READ and CONSIDER the judging criteria before submitting your nomination (see below)

4. Please ensure that you submit the FULL name and place of work for each nominee

5. Please try and limit your nominations to under 250 words

6. If you would like to hear more about the PAFTAs, or be involved, please contact us at peninsulapaftas@gmail.com, visit us at www.paftas.net or follow us @peninsulapaftas on Twitter.

Healthcare & Nursing Assistant of the Year

This award is open to all HCAs, Nursery Nurses and NAs, who have consistently demonstrate commitment to children, their families and their colleagues, that goes above and beyond.

Healthcare/Nursing Assistant of the Year:
1. Demonstrates outstanding care and commitment to children, young people and their families.
2. Provides an exceptional service to support, enable and encourage their team to work better and more effectively with children & young people.
3. Inspires others through the fulfilment of their work, and advocacy for patients.
4. Embodies the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers*

*https://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/standards/item/217-code-of-conduct

Junior Nurse of the Year

This award is open to nursing staff qualified less than 2 years, who have shown outstanding team work, personal development and promise.

Junior Nurse of the Year:
1. Exceptional advocate for children and families in their care
2. Actively seeks out opportunities for learning and self-improvement, and shows ability to incorporate these into their practice.
3. Displays fantastic potential through early leadership and management skills.
4. Works well within the multidisciplinary team and enhances its effectiveness.
5. Displays and develops the Principles of Nursing Practice

Nursing Role Model of the Year

Nursing staff qualified more than 2 years who exemplify the principles and values of nursing and inspire their colleagues through their work.

Nursing Role Model:
1. Inspires others through the fulfilment of their work, and advocacy for patients.
2. Constantly strives to improve themselves and others around them
3. Is an excellent teacher and educator of peers and juniors
4. Supports the senior nursing and medical teams to carry out their roles.
5. Embodies the Principles of Nursing Practice & values of RCPCH

Nursing Lifetime Achievement Award

Nursing staff who have made truly exceptional contributions to the care of children and young people throughout their careers.

Nursing Lifetime Achievement:
1. Has demonstrated persistent excellence in fulfilment of their work throughout their career.
2. Models exemplary multidisciplinary teamworking
3. Has had significant impact on improving the welfare of patients, staff or both through their work, enabling others to deliver better care.
4. Demonstrates excellence in advocating for patients and their families
5. Embodies the Principles of Nursing Practice & values of RCPCH

The Debbie Eadie Award for Advance Nurse Practice

ANNPs, APNPs and ACPs who’s work builds bridges and unites medical and nursing specialities to work more closely and cohesively for patients and departments.

“Debbie Eadie” Advanced Nurse Practitioner of the Year:
1. Demonstrates excellence in fulfilment of their work as an advance neonatal or paediatric nurse practitioner.
2. Demonstrates exemplary interaction with, and encourages closer cohesion between, medical and nursing teams
3. Demonstrates excellence in their interaction with patients and their families
4. Embodies the values of the RCPCH and the Principles of Nursing Practice

Paediatric Junior Hero (ST1-3)

Paediatric Speciality Trainees at SHO/Tier 1 level who have shown outstanding promise, ability and teamwork.
The winner of this category will be submitted to the RCPCH for National PAFTA consideration.Junior Hero (ST1-3):
1. Demonstrates excellence in the fulfilment of their work in paediatrics
2. Demonstrates exemplary team working and support to peers
3. Demonstrates excellence in their interaction with patients and their families
4. Embodies the values of RCPCH

Paediatric Senior Hero (ST4-8 & SAS doctors)

Paediatric Trainees/SAS/Speciality/Staff Grade doctors at Registrar level who have shown outstanding ability, leadership and teamwork.
The winner of this category will be submitted to the RCPCH for National PAFTA consideration.Senior Hero (ST4-8 + SAS):
1. Demonstrates excellence in fulfilment of their work in Paediatrics
2. Demonstrates exemplary team working, leadership, role-modelling and support to peers
3. Demonstrates excellence in their interaction with patients and their families
4. Embodies the values of the RCPCH

Paediatric Consultant Hero

Consultants who have embody the principles of the RCPCH, role-model for trainees, inspire their colleagues and unite the multidisciplinary team.

Consultant Hero:
1. Demonstrates excellence in fulfilment of their work
2. Demonstrates excellence in education of colleagues and trainees
3. Demonstrates exemplary team working and support to peers
4. Demonstrates excellence in their interaction with patients and their families
5. Embodies the values of RCPCH

Educational Supervisor of the Year

Paediatric Consultants who have shown exceptional ability in the role of Educational Supervisors, and embody the principles of the RCPCH
The winner of this category will be submitted to the RCPCH for National PAFTA consideration.Educational Supervisor of the Year:
1. Demonstrates excellence in the education of Paediatric Trainees
2. Demonstrates exemplary personal support to trainees
3. Demonstrates innovation in teaching and education
4. Embodies the values of the RCPCH

Allied Health Professional of the Year

Clinical staff who work with children and parents as part of the wider multidisciplinary team, who show exceptional commitment, ability and inspire their colleagues.

Allied Health Professional:
1. Demonstrates excellence in fulfilment of their work with children and families.
2. Demonstrates excellence in their interactions with colleagues and patients
3. Empowers, enables and encourages their colleagues through their work.
4. Embodies the values of RCPCH

Non Clinical Staff Award

Non Clinical Staff, such as domestics, secretaries, managers and rota coordinators, who may not have direct contact with patients, but make a priceless contribution to the front line staff, allowing them to perform their roles more completely.

Non-clinical Staff:
1. Demonstrates excellence in fulfilment of their work.
2. Demonstrates excellence in their interactions with colleagues.
3. Empowers, enables and encourages their colleagues through their work.
4. Embodies the values of RCPCH

Team of the Year

The Team (big or small) who truly inspire you in your work; exemplify MDT teamworking, leadership, innovation and excellent care of both their patients and each other.

1. Demonstrates exceptional internal teamworking
2. Models exceptional interaction with other teams and the wider MDT
3. Advocates for Children and Young People and strives to improve care delivered to patients and families
4. Embodies the Values of the RCPCH*