This is a list of awards that relate to staff working in healthcare settings.
Some awards charge a fee to enter so please go to the relevant websites to check if there is a fee for submission. 
If there are other awards that you think should be on the list then please email clinical.librarian@ulh.nhs.uk
This information was last updated on the 9 April 2024.

Awards Currently Open for Nominations

JustGiving Awards

The JustGiving Awards are a celebration of what humans can do to make the world a better place.

Deadline: 11 April 2024

Health & Wellbeing Awards

These awards recognise achievement in health promotion and community wellbeing initiatives.

Deadline: 12 April 2024

HSJ Patient Safety Awards

The HSJ Patient Safety Awards help drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS.

Deadline: 12 April 2024

NHS Parliamentary Awards

These awards are for anyone working for or with the NHS towards the shared goal of delivering health and high quality care, now and for future generations.

Deadline: 19 April 2024

CIPD People Management Awards

These awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement in people management and learning development.

Deadline: 25 April 2024

Quality in Care (QiC) Dermatology Awards

These awards recognise, reward and share good practice in dermatology for people with skin conditions and/or their families.

Deadline: 26 April 2024

Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics

This award recognises practitioners in applied healthcare data analytics who have gone the extra mile in delivering innovative improvements for the healthcare system.

Deadline: 29 April 2024

ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing

The ALPSP awards are open to any new development, product, service, launch or project which is both innovative and of significant value to scholarly communication.

Deadline: 30 April 2024

HPMA Excellence Awards

These awards recognise and celebrate the work of people professionals across the UK.

Deadline: 2 May 2024

Third Sector Awards

These awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations operating in the third sector.

Deadline: 2 May 2024

RCM Midwifery Awards

These reward and share the outstanding achievements in midwifery across the UK.

Deadline: 3 May 2024

National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards

These awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities.

Deadline: 3 May 2024

PM Society Digital Awards

The PM Society runs two annual award ceremonies to celebrate the best creative and digital communications within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. 

Deadline: 7 May 2024

Nursing Times Awards

These awards highlight innovation, perseverance and incredible work across 23 categories covering a wide range of nursing specialities.

Deadline: 10 May 2024

General Practice Awards

The General Practice Awards have highlighted and showcased the very best examples of hard work, innovation and dedication in primary care.

Deadline: 16 May 2024

Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

These highlight excellence across the UK and the impact of Macmillan professionals and teams.

Deadline: 17 May 2024

Dementia Involvement Awards

The Dementia Involvement Awards recognise and celebrate the involvement and participation of people affected by dementia in activities and projects.

Deadline: 20 May 2024

Dementia Research Excellence and People Awards

The Dementia Research Excellence and People Awards recognise the contribution that early- and mid-career researchers make to dementia research and people affected by dementia.

Deadline: 20 May 2024

BIR Bayer Make It Better Service Award

This award is given to the group of people who have demonstrated the best improvement in an aspect of service delivery by making it more effective, or have improved patient experience.

Deadline:  31 May 2024

HSJ Awards

The awards highlight examples of outstanding practice and innovation that help to safeguard and improve patient care.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

RCPsych Awards

These are for teams and individuals who are making a real difference to mental health services.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

Building Better Healthcare Awards

The Building Better Healthcare Awards is designed to recognise and reward innovation within the healthcare built environment, medical device and technology sectors.

Deadline: 14 June 2024

HTN Awards

The awards help to share and celebrate digital teams, programmes, innovations and health tech suppliers that have made a difference through the year. 

Deadline: 19 June 2024

LaingBuisson Awards

These awards celebrate businesses that set new standards of excellence within their industries.

Deadline: 20 June 2024

National Recycling Awards

These are awards in the recycling and resource management sector.

Deadline: 29 June 2024

Dentistry Awards

The Dentistry Awards recognise excellence in dentistry across the whole of the UK.

Deadline: 3 July 2024

Patient Experience Network National Awards

These recognise best practice in patient experience across all facets of health and social care in the UK.

Deadline: 19 July 2024

Barron Prize. British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

This award is for the best CD-ROM / DVD / video submitted by any Member of BAPRAS or by any plastic surgery trainee.

Deadline: 31 August 2024

Great British Care Awards

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. 

Deadline: 31 August 2024

Service Desk Institute Awards

These recognise the excellence of outstanding service desk teams and individuals and celebrates their success.

Deadline: 3 September 2024

Ongoing Awards

Cavell Star Awards

These awards celebrate the best and brightest in UK nursing and midwifery talent.

Daisy Award

The DAISY Award is a recognition program to celebrate and recognize nurses by collecting nominations from patients, families, and co-workers.

Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Prize

The prize is offered to the top performing student of the District Nursing programme in every university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

RCN Award of Merit

As an RCN member, if you know someone who has dedicated their time and energy to helping RCN members, you can nominate them for an RCN Award of Merit. 

RCN Fellowship & Honorary Fellowship

The RCN Fellowship and Honorary Fellowship recognise practitioners, researchers, educationalists and leaders who share the RCN's commitment to advancing the art and science of nursing and the improvement of health care.

The Dora Roylance Prize for Student Health Visitors

This academic prize is offered for outstanding students who have completed the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Health Visitor programme.

The Queen's Nursing Institute Long Service Award

The QNI Long Service Award is available to all community nurses across all specialties, who have completed 21 years of service.

Other Awards

These awards are currently not open for nominations.

Advancing Healthcare Awards

The Advancing Healthcare Awards recognise and celebrate the work of allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles, leading innovative healthcare practice across the UK.

Allocate Awards

The Allocate Awards are for those who have made a material and positive difference to the people in their organisation, their patients, service users and to the operational sustainability of the organisation itself. 

Antibiotic Guardian Shared Learning & Awards

These awards provide you and your organisation with a chance to highlight the continuous good work being carried out to support the key aims and goals of Antibiotic Guardian.

BMA PLG Patient Information Award

The BMA PLG (patient liaison group) patient information awards take place annually to recognise exceptional patient information services and promote greater awareness and understanding of health matters, and patient choice.

British Journal of Nursing Awards

The BJN Awards are a showcase of nursing excellence, highlighting the critical contribution that nurses make to healthcare.

British Society for Rheumatology Best Practice Awards

The Best Practice Awards reward excellence and showcase exemplary rheumatology services by promoting innovation and best practice across every aspect of rheumatology treatment.

The Charity Awards

The Charity Awards provides charities of all shapes and sizes with a window to showcase their efforts and the impact they have made.

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards

These awards celebrate contributions made by AHPs to support improvements in health, care and wellbeing.

Open for Submissions: 29 April 2024

CIPR Excellence Awards

The CIPR Excellence Awards are a celebration of creativity and professionalism in public relations.

CN (Clinical Nutrition) Awards

The CN Awards recognise the achievements of those whose great work has made a significant difference within the nutrition industry – whether an individual, group or organisation.

Communique Awards

The Communiqué Awards programme is specifically designed to recognise and commend excellence and best practice in local, European and international healthcare communications.

Cyril Barnard Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded by the Health Libraries Group Committee in recognition of outstanding services to medical librarianship.

Design in Mental Health Awards

The Design in Mental Health Awards are for the design and build community in mental healthcare.

Employee Benefits Awards

The Employee Benefits Awards celebrate the HR, reward and benefits community.

Fab Awards

The Fab Awards set out to reward and recognise fab people and teams bringing great innovation and best practice to the NHS. 

Festival of Learning Awards

These highlights the benefits of learning, celebrating the learning achievements of adults.

Health Business Awards

The award categories incorporate facilities, technology, human resources, hospital management and transport.

HFMA Awards

This award focuses on how NHS finance teams are making an active contribution to their organisation’s and/ or system’s efforts to tackle health inequalities.

Home Care Awards

The Home Care Awards seek out examples of the expertise of companies providing home care in the UK and praise the teams that are making a difference by looking to raise standards.

Open for entries: 1 September 2024
Closed for entries: 30 November 2024

Hospital Caterers Association National Awards

These awards recognise those caterers who are rising above the challenges and providing patients with wholesome, nutritious food that supports the healing work of the medical teams.

HR Distinction Awards

These awards celebrate creative and engaging HR projects.

HR Excellence Awards

The HR Excellence Awards celebrate excellence in HR and recognise organisations and individuals who are currently pushing the boundaries of people strategy.

HSJ Partnership Awards

The awards focus on partnership working and collaboration.

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

The HSJ Value Awards celebrate the teams and the people who are making things better in the NHS.

iNetwork Innovation Awards

The awards are for those that have designed or delivered exceptional projects or services to patients and service users.

Information Literacy Awards

The award is open to all practitioners, researchers and academics working in the IL field within the United Kingdom.

International Safety Awards

The awards recognise an organisation’s commitment to excellent standards of health, safety and wellbeing management.

Journal of Wound Care Awards

The JWC Awards seek to recognise the hard work done by health care professionals in all fields of wound care.

Learning Awards

The awards recognise innovation and achievement in workplace learning.

Learning Technologies Awards

These awards recognise the commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies across the world

Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards

These Awards are designed to reward the hard work, dedication, innovation and excellence of everyone working in the not-for-profit sector.

Medilink North of England Healthcare Business Awards

These recognise achievements of health sector organisations across the North.

Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

There are bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community.

National Apprenticeship Awards

The awards recognise and reward the achievements of exceptional apprentices, apprenticeship champions and apprenticeship employers.

National Care Awards

These celebrate care in the long-term sector in private, public, not-for-profit providers of nursing and residential care.

Open for submissions: 22 April 2024

National Fundraising Awards

The National Fundraising Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of truly remarkable fundraisers.

National Lived Experience Awards

The National Lived Experience Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals accessing mental health, learning disability and autism services nationwide.

Our Health Heroes

These recognise and honour the hard work carried out daily by thousands of healthcare support staff in roles vital to the provision of patient care.

PM Society Awards

The PM Society runs two annual award ceremonies to celebrate the best creative and digital communications within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. 

RCNi Awards

RCNi Nurse Awards recognises and celebrates nurse innovators.

RCS Cutlers' Surgical Prize

These are annual prizes for innovation in the design or application of surgical instruments or surgical techniques.

Risk-reduction Through Design Award

This award aims to inspire employers to think about how changes to work can reduce the risks of harm to their workers.

RoSPA Awards

These are awards for individual, team or organisational contribution to Health & Safety.

Student Nursing Times Awards

These awards recognise the achievements of students and educators.

Sustainability Partnership Awards

These showcase the organisations and NHS Trusts that have proven to be striving to implement sustainable change.

Unsung Hero NHS

The NHS unsung hero awards aim to thank the numerous non-medical NHS staff.

UK Third Sector and Charity Awards

This is a list of UK Third Sector and Charity Awards. Please check the site for individual submission dates.

WellChild Awards

These awards celebrate the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives.

WM People Top Employer Awards

These awards recognise employers who have embraced the business benefits of flexible working and have been proactive in seeking to recruit and retain talented staff particularly working parents.