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

Every individual nominated will receive a Nomination Certificate.


How do I make a nomination?

Nominations will open on 17th August 2020 and will be open for 6 weeks.

Check back on our website for a link to the online nomination then.

We had a record number of submissions from staff across the region last year!


What happens next?

The PAFTA committe will shortlist the nominees.

The nominations will be anonymised and judged by the committee and previous winners to pick this years winners.


When and Where are the Awards?

In previous years we have held award ceremonies in February, with last year being our biggest yet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth.

As with so many things at the moment, the exact plan for announcing the awards is uncertain, but we have provisional plans for summer celebration of all the PAFTAS.

We plan to announce the list of nominees in early winter and as soon as we have more details of how we will annonce the winners, and celebrate all the nominees, we will update our website and cascade the plans to all hospitals.

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.