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1.  National NHS Award for NHS Champion in support of Procurement

Criteria: We are looking for NHS procurement teams to nominate a member of staff/team within their organisation who has gone the extra mile to work collaboratively with procurement departments.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A brief description of the staff member/teams role within the organisation
  • How the staff member/team has demonstrated a collaborative way of working with procurement
  • Impact and results their approach has achieved to date which could include effects on productivity, efficiency, cost savings or culture change

2.    National NHS Award for NHS Procurement Transformation

Criteria: This award recognises a procurement team who has introduced a new innovation project into their Trust resulting in significant improved patient outcomes and supplier relationships. The team must demonstrate how they have transformed business value through efficiencies and cost savings.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • How the project has resulted in new ways of working to improve patient outcomes, supplier relationships, efficiencies and cost savings
  • The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiative and why it was implemented
  • Impact and results their approach has achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency, cost savings or culture change
  • How you plan to develop or sustain the work

3.    National NHS Award for Procurement Outstanding Contribution

Criteria: We are looking for a Head of Procurement to nominate an individual from their team who reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to their organisation. This individual should demonstrate increased levels of accountability, innovative thinking and potential leadership qualities.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A brief description of the nominee’s role in the organisation
  • Innovative ways of working the individual has displayed
  • Leadership qualities the individual has displayed
  • Impact and results they have achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency, cost savings or culture change

4. HCSA Team of the Year Award

Criteria: This award recognises achievement in a number of complementary areas in delivering excellence to the NHS stakeholder organisation(s) which it serves, demonstrating some or all of the following:

  • Customer service excellence
  • Delivery of financial and other benefits
  • Development and adoption of good practice
  • People development and succession planning
  • Collaboration with NHS, private, public and third sector organisations
  • Strategic focus
  • Adoption and implementation of the NHS Standards of Procurement

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


5.  HCSA Procurement Excellence Award

Criteria: Someone who has consistently performed their role in health care purchasing and supply to a level of excellence.

This might include one or a number of the following – e.g. someone who:

  • Has delivered or helped to deliver significant improvement in their organisation and/or profession
  • Has been highly innovative in performing their role
  • Has widespread and acknowledged peer recognition in striving for and achieving excellence in organisational and/or professional development
  • Has delivered or helped to deliver significant savings or other efficiencies through their own initiative and/or exceptional dedication
  • Has demonstrated outstanding ability to lead an organisation, a project or a team
  • Has demonstrated exceptional progress or commitment to improving their own professionalism or that of colleagues in their own organisation
  • Has developed and established excellent relationships within their own organisation or between their own organisation and others, leading to demonstrable benefits

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


6.  HCSA CROSS FUNCTIONAL COLLABORATION AWARD

Criteria: This award will go to the NHS procurement/supply chain management team and its partner organisation (private or public sector) which through the development of a collaborative partnership can demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Efficiency gains that are quantifiable in real cash terms
  • Tangible service improvement benefits
  • Key characteristics of this successful collaboration
  • Innovative and sustainable attributes developed through the partnership
  • Transferability and ease of adoption by other partnerships within the NHS
  • Measures taken to successfully engage NHS stakeholders within the customer organisation

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


7.  HCSA UNSUNG HERO AWARD

Criteria: Recognising the efforts of an individual who has made a substantive and consistent contribution to a project or as part their everyday work, often going above and beyond to deliver.

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the HCSA and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the HCSA.

8.  The Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement

Criteria: Someone who has had an extensive career in the health care purchasing and supply function and has made an exceptional contribution. This might include one or a number of the following – e.g. someone who:

  • Has been at the forefront of strategic change
  • Has made a significant contribution to the health care supply profession
  • Has significantly raised the profile of the profession, or their organisation(s)
  • Has performed their role (strategic or operational) to a level of excellence and with dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism, over a number of years, directly or indirectly supporting colleagues to deliver frontline patient care

 Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


9.  THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD 

Criteria: An individual or organisation who have made an outstanding contribution to the NHS, NHS Procurement and the HCSA.

The recipient(s) will be nominated by the Executive ratified by the Trustees and approved by the President.

The recipient(s) will be nominated by the Executive ratified by the Trustees and approved by the President.


NATIONAL CATEGORIES

NHS Emerging Talent & Development Award – has changed to

  1. NHS Procurement Outstanding Contribution

 NHS Procurement Transformation/Innovation Award – has changed to

  1. NHS Procurement Transformation Award. 

 NHS Procurement Champion Award – has changed to

  1. NHS Champion in support of Procurement.