What are the PAFTAs?

What are the PAFTAs?

The Paediatric Awards For Training Achievements are regional awards recognising the exceptional hard work and commitment of all the staff working with Children & Young People across Devon & Cornwall.

These awards celebrate the amazing contributions that each and every one of us makes on a daily basis, and simply saying “Thank You” in a meaningful way.


Who are they for?

The PAFTAs are for anyone working with Children & Young People across Devon & Cornwall.

Last year we had 398 staff nominations, from every  trust in the deanery, and from every staff group. This year we have exciting new award categories.

Each individual nominated will receive a Nomination Certificate.


How do I make a nomination?

Nominations open on 16th September and run for 6 weeks. Look out for the posters in your work place or speak to one of your local PAFTA representatives for more information.

Judging criteria for each category will be available on the website (please consider these when submitting your nominations). ANYONE can make a nomination for ANYONE in ANY category!


When and Where are the Awards?

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth on Saturday 8th February 2020 – Save the date! You don’t have to have been nominated to attend the Awards!


The PAFTAs are a project supported by the RCPCH, run by local Paediatric Trainees. Last years winners and the PAFTA committee will be helping judge the nominations.