Communications and Engagement

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Helping you get the recognition your team deserves

Top 10 tips for a sucessful awards entry

Our award winning Communications and Engagement Team has extensive experience in helping clients raise their national profile.

Our expert writers support clients to showcase their achievements, winning a number of national and regional awards.

 We can help you to:

  • understand what the judges are looking for
  • choose the best evidence
  • write compelling submissions

We offer a number of bespoke packages, which can be tailored to your needs:

Bronze – Proofreading and advice

Have you written an award entry and just want an expert opinion? One of our award writers could review your submission, offering:

  • proofreading
  • advice on how to improve your award submission
  • up to two sets of amends

Included in our offer for existing core clients (when booked at least two weeks in advance), speak to your account manager for further information.

Silver – Standard support (no research)

If you provide us with the evidence, we will transform this into an award submission. One of our senior award writers will work with you, offering:

  • up to 1.5 days of reviewing and recommending further evidence (to be supplied by you), including interviewing key people in the CCG
  • 1 day writing your award submission, with up to three sets of amends.

Gold – Standard support (with research)

One of our senior award writers will help manage the award submission from start to finish, working with you to identify the best opportunities, offering:

  • up to 3.5 days of research, including interviewing key people, collating evidence and reviewing key documents
  • 1 day writing your award submission, with up to three sets of amends.

Platinum

In addition to the above options, we can offer additional bespoke services, including:

  • 1 day editorial review from one of our senior partners with award-judging experience
  • support for judges’ visits, including presentations
  • follow-up promotion, including media support, design of posters, certificates etc.

Whether your award is for an individual, team or organisation we can help you to write the best entry possible. Contact us for more information via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone: 0333 150 1602.

Celebrating success

As a team and working with clients we have supported a number of winning submissions:

  • Midlands and Lancashire CSU:

    • West Midlands Academic Health Science Network 2016: Winner of Innovative Organisation of the Year and Highly Commended for Digital Innovation
    • Patient Experience Network National Awards 2016: Winner of Commissioner of the Year
    • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) awards 2016: shortlisted for Finance Director of the Year and Innovation Award
    • Midlands Business Awards 2016: Shortlisted for Midlands Service Provider of the Year
  • Birmingham Cross City CCG, in collaboration with Midlands and Lancashire CSU:

    • HSJ Value Awards 2016: Winner of “Value and improvement in the use of information technology to drive value in non-clinical support services”
  • Blackburn with Darwen CCG:

    • HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2016: Winner of Cancer Care Award
    • Healthcare Transformation Awards 2016: Winner of the Transforming Commissioning of Primary Care Award
  • East Lancashire CCG:

    • General Practice Awards 2016: Nursing Team of the Year Finalist
  • Modality Partnership

    • HSJ Awards 2015: Winner of Using Technology to Improve Efficiency
  • NHS George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, in collaboration with Midlands and Lancashire CSU:

    • Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride Awards (Midlands)2016: Gold Award for Best Health Campaign
  • NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG:

    • HSJ Awards: Finalist for CCG of the Year in 2016. Highly Commended for Chief Executive of the Year 2016. Winner of CCG of the Year 2013 and 2015, Finalist for Board Leadership in 2014
    • Royal College of General Practice (Midlands) 2016: Winner of Quality Awards in General Practice Training & Education
    • Winner of General Practice Awards Commissioners of the Year 2014 and 2015 Finalist in 2016
    • West Midlands Leadership Awards 2015: NHS Leader of Inclusivity Award Finalist
  • NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, in collaboration with Midlands and Lancashire CSU:

    • Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride Awards (Midlands) 2016: Silver Award for Internal Communications Campaign and Finalist for Education Communications Campaign
    • Association of Health Communications and Marketing 2015: Best Internal Communications: Highly Commended (in collaboration with Midlands and Lancashire CSU)
    • Association of Health Communications and Marketing 2014: Best Visual Brand Finalist
  • NHS Stafford and Surrounds, Cannock Chase, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCGs:

    • HSJ Awards 2016: Chief Executive of the Year Finalist.
  • Solihull Together for Better Lives, in collaboration with Midlands and Lancashire CSU:

    • Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride Awards (Midlands) 2016: Finalist for Best Event
  • The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with Midlands and Lancashire CSU:

    • Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride Awards (Midlands) 2016: Finalist for Best Use of Digital

Andy Williams, Accountable Officer for Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, said: “It has been an incredible few years for our organisation, winning CCG of the Year in 2013 and 2015 and being shortlisted for the award again in 2016. We have felt really honoured to receive this recognition, which is testament to the dedication of our staff and members. 

“We have valued the support of the CSU communications team, who have encouraged us to tell our story and achievements. Their expertise in identifying winning evidence, combined with their skill in writing compelling submissions has helped us gain this national and regional recognition for our work.”  

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Kingston House
438-450 High Street
West Midlands
B70 9LD

Contact us to find out more
Tel: 0121 612 3806
E-Mail: businesssupport.mlcsu@nhs.net

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