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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Recognition Awards can be found below, or downloaded as a PDF from the bottom of this page.

Nominations closed on Friday 14 October 2016.  We will be announcing finalists in early November - so watch this space!


What are the Leadership Recognition awards?

The NHS Leadership Recognition Awards celebrate leaders at all levels and across all professions, those NHS staff who have ultimately improved people’s health and the public’s experience of the NHS, and who we are truly proud to work alongside.

What are the categories?

  • Leadership for Service Improvement & Innovation
  • Leading & Developing People Award
  • Inspirational Leader
  • Award for Leading Systems Transformation
  • Team Outstanding Achievement – Non-Clinical
  • Team Outstanding Achievement – Clinical
  • Excellence in Patient Experience
  • Emerging Leader
  • Inclusive Leader

Who is eligible to be nominated?

Anybody who works in the NHS or provides government funded care from all disciplines.

How do I nominate myself or a colleague?

All submissions are made through an electronic form, emailed to the Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy.

What is the deadline for nominations to be completed by?

All entries must be submitted by 4pm on 14 October 2016 to leadership.enquiries@yh.hee.nhs.uk.

What are the descriptions/criteria for each award?

For full individual descriptions/criteria for each award category, please visit the main menu page for the Awards, and navigate to each individual award webpage.

How do I know whether or not the person I would like to nominate is in good standing?

All nominations will be confidentially verified by their respective HR department.

Can you nominate a person for more than one award?

Yes, you can nominate a person for more than one award.

What information is needed for the nominations?

The award category for which you are nominating plus: Full name, role, organisation, email address, phone number All questions answered with as much detail as possible The full name, role, organisation, email address, phone number of the person completing the nomination form.

I want to nominate a team - what size of team can you nominate for the awards?

Teams eligible for nomination can be of varying sizes.

When will shortlisting take place?

Shortlisting will take place in the first two weeks of October.

How will I know if I have been shortlisted?

Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy will be in touch with you if you are shortlisted in the judging process, towards the end of October.

Who are the Judges?

Judges are a diverse group of NHS staff, people that are linked to the health service and representatives of patient forums.

What happens if a judge is nominated for an award? Would he/she abstain from the selection process? Would his/her nomination influence the final decision?

If a judge is nominated, they will not be involved in the judging process.

If an individual is nominated for a specific award, will he/she automatically be selected as the winner of that award?

To ensure the quality and integrity of the recognition awards, the winner(s) of each award will only be selected if they meet the criteria for the category that they have been nominated for.

Will nominees be notified of their nominations?

Yes. We will notify all nominees of their nominations and ask them to approve that they wish to be nominated before we proceed with it.

When will winners be notified? When and where will the awards ceremonies take place?

Winners of each award will be announced at the regional awards ceremony which is being held on 8 December 2016 at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Sheffield.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please email leadership.enquiries@yh.hee.nhs.uk

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