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 have now closed for 2020.

Despite the pandemic, we have had a fantastic responce to our call for nominations!

This year we had 743 nominations submitted from 218 individual nominators with a good representation of all trusts and MDT members across the region.

 

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.

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Spreading the PAFTA Model

The national PAFTAS for paediatric doctors is run by the RCPCH, and our deanery has expanded our local PAFTAS to include all staff working with children and young people in the region.

We have been using this model for a number of years and are pleased to see other deaneries doing the same.

If you are in another deanery who do not have any PAFTAs, or want to expand your PAFTA process we would be happy to help suppor you, so please drop our Peninsula PAFTA team a line via s.janoff@nhs.net or james.dearden@nhs.net