Nominations

Thank you for taking part and submitting a nomination for the PAFTAS.

Please read this page before nominating!

Click here to submit a nomination

Important: You do NOT need to nominate in every catergory please leave any categories you want to skip blank and click through to the last page or your nomination will not be submitted!

Please ensure you write the full name and place of work of nominees.

Nominations will close on 27th October 2019.

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How the PAFTAS are judged

  1. Shortlisting of nominees by PAFTA committee.
  2. Shortlist anonymised and sent to previous years’ winners for their contributions.
  3. Final decision made by PAFTA committee and chair.
  4. Submission of medical awards to national PAFTAS. (Deadline is early December -this is why the nominations have to take place a few months before the Awards!)

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Junior Nurse of the Year

Nursing staff qualified less than 3 years, who have shown outstanding team work, personal development and promise.

  1. Exceptional advocate for children and families in their care.
  2. Actively seeks out opportunities for learning, 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 who exemplify the principles and values of nursing and inspire their colleagues through their work.

  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 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.

  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 and/or staff 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.

  1. Demonstrates excellence in fulfilment of their work as an advanced 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 Trainees at SHO level who have shown outstanding promise, ability and teamwork.

  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)

Paediatric Trainees at Registrar level who have shown outstanding ability, leadership and teamwork.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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 (for example domestics staff, secretaries, managers and rota coordinators and more), 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.

  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 CYP and strives to improve care delivered to patients and families.
  4. Embodies the Values of the RCPCH*

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*Values of the RCPCH

Innovate – approach things creatively, embrace risk, view change as an opportunity, have an open mind to new ideas

Influence – advocate for better child health, challenge positively, share best practice and work proactively.

Include – embrace diversity, ask for the voices of CYP, work together, value everyone’s input.

Lead – develop self and others, act as positive role models, act with integrity and honesty, encourage, praise and thank.

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**Principles of Nursing Practice

A – Nurses and nursing staff treat everyone in their care with dignity and humanity – they understand their individual needs, show compassion and sensitivity, and provide care in a way that respects all people equally.

B – Nurses and nursing staff take responsibility for the care they provide and answer for their own judgments and actions – they carry out these actions in a way that is agreed with their patients, and the families and carers of their patients, and in a way that meets the requirements of their professional bodies and the law.

C – Nurses and nursing staff manage risk, are vigilant about risk, and help to keep everyone safe in the places they receive health care.

D – Nurses and nursing staff provide and promote care that puts people at the centre, involves patients, service users, their families and their carers in decisions and helps them make informed choices about their treatment and care.

E – Nurses and nursing staff are at the heart of the communication process: they assess, record and report on treatment and care, handle information sensitively and confidentially, deal with complaints effectively, and are conscientious in reporting the things they are concerned about.

F – Nurses and nursing staff have up-to-date knowledge and skills, and use these with intelligence, insight and understanding in line with the needs of each individual in their care.

G – Nurses and nursing staff work closely with their own team and with other professionals, making sure patients’ care and treatment is co-ordinated, is of a high standard and has the best possible outcome.

H – Nurses and nursing staff lead by example, develop themselves and other staff, and influence the way care is given in a manner that is open and responds to individual needs.

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The PAFTAs are a project supported by the RCPCH and run by local Paediatric health care professionals working in the Peninsula Deanery.

You can use this website to find out more about the PAFTAs and look over all the past nominations of the amazing people we have looking after children in Devon and Cornwall.