Awards Currently Open for Nominations

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.

Deadline: as at 18 August 2023 open for entries (no closing date located)

Dentistry Awards

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

Deadline: 15 September 2023

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.

Deadline: 22 September 2023

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.

Deadline: 29 September 2023

HSJ Partnership Awards

The awards focus on partnership working and collaboration.

Deadline: 29 September 2023

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.

Deadline: 27 October 2023

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.

Deadline: 30 November 2023

British Journal of Nursing Awards

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

Deadline: 8 December 2023

National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards

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

Deadline: 10 May 2024

Ongoing Awards

Cavell Star Awards

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

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.
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

Accolades Awards

The Accolades are national awards for adult social care providers, services and individual employers in England.

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. 

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.

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.

Autism Professional Awards

The Autism Professionals Awards have been created to recognise and reward services and professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice and making a real difference to the lives of autistic people in the UK.

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.

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.

BMA Medical Book Awards

The BMA medical book awards takes place annually to recognise outstanding contributions to medical literature.

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.

BMJ Awards

The BMJ Awards are the UK’s leading medical awards. We promote excellence in healthcare and recognise the inspirational work of healthcare teams across the country.

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.

Cervical Screening Awards

The Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Cervical Screening Awards identify and reward the UK's best local cervical screening campaigns and provide opportunities to share best practice with other health professionals, community groups and organisations.

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer (CAHPO) Awards

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

CIPD People Management Awards

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

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.

Dementia Hero Awards

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

Dementia Research Leaders Awards: Alzheimer's Society

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.

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.

Festival of Learning Awards

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

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.

General Practice Awards

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

Golden Lobe Awards

These are the Association of Independent Health Healthcare Professionals awards to promote excellence in the UK Hearing Care profession.

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.  

Health & Wellbeing Awards

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

Health Business Awards

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

Healthcare Science Awards (CSO)

These awards celebrate the achievements of the healthcare science workforce and the impact they have on patient outcomes.

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.

HPMA Excellence Awards

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

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 Awards

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

HSJ Patient Safety Awards

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

HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

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

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. 

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 

IT Service and Support Awards

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

LaingBuisson Awards

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

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

Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

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

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.

Mind Media Awards

These recognise those who have made an exceptional contribution to reducing mental health stigma.

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.

MSD Design Awards

This award inspires employers to think about how changes to work can reduce the risks of harm to people. 

NACC Awards (National Association of Care Catering)

These awards celebrate the contribution made by care catering staff.

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.

National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIAs)

These aim to reward the consultants who contribute most to the delivery of safe and high-quality care.

National Recycling Awards

These are awards in the recycling and resource management sector.

National Service User Awards

These celebrate the service user led projects within the NHS and private mental health, learning disability and autism services nationwide.

Nursing Times Awards

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

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.

Patient Experience Network National Awards

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

PM Society Digital Awards

These awards celebrate the best creative and digital communications within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

PrescQIPP Innovation Awards

These innovation awards highlight the best in medicines optimisation and commissioning.

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.

RCM Midwifery Awards

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

RCNi Awards

RCNi Nurse Awards recognises and celebrates nurse innovators.

RCPsych Awards

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

RCS Cutlers' Surgical Prize

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

RoSPA Awards

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

RSPH Health and wellbeing Awards

This is an awards scheme for promoting health and wellbeing.

Social Enterprise Awards

These aim to recognise and celebrate good practice in commissioning and providing social value.

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.

The Creative Floor Healthcare Awards

These awards are for creative work and people in healthcare communications.

The Sun's Health Awards (Who Cares Wins)

These awards honour the people that keep the health service running.

Unsung Hero NHS

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

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.