HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference Helsinki, Finland 26-28 May 2020
Dedicated to "The Year of the Nurse and Midwife"
SUBMIT NOMINATIONS HERE
Closing Date for submissions: 15th March 2020
Now in their seventh year, the awards were set up by the NHS and Dr Kate Granger in 2013 whilst she was terminally ill, to raise awareness and recognise people and organisations that have delivered care with compassion at its heart, through her #hellomynameis social media campaign. Kate sadly passed away in July 2016, but her legacy continues and she would be proud of how far her message has travelled.
The campaign and awards are now global, and with the continued support of Kate’s widower Chris Pointon, outstanding patient care is recognised in the European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care, presented at the HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference in Helsinki Finland May 27th 2020.
This year, the awards will be dedicated to Nursing and Midwifery practice across the European region, in partnership with the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community.
The awards have three categories: individual, team/organisation, and best use of innovation. The panel of judges will value evidence of ambitious and innovative ways of delivering compassionate care, excellent leadership and positive impact on patient experience.
Those shortlisted should demonstrate how they have made a difference to patient care, providing details about:
This year, we have chosen a diverse group of expert clinical and informatics Nursing and Midwifery leaders from across our European Nursing Informatics Communities, who will join last years 2019 winners of the Kate Granger awards in making their decision. Each category will have 3 judges.
General oversight of all decisions will be given by Chris Pointon, and the HIMSS team.
#Hellomynameis campaign is fundraising!
As of December 2019 Kate’s fundraising campaign has exceeded all expectations, reaching more than £500,000, with proceeds donated to the St Gemma’s Hospice, and the Yorkshire Cancer Center.
In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the WHO and International Nurses Council have named 2020 “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”.
HIMSS and the Kate Granger Advisory Board have decided this is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the compassion, dedication and essential role that nurses and midwives play in improving patient care globally; their contributions as key drivers of innovation and improvement of outcomes are valued universally across the care sectors. We hope to hear best practice stories from countries across Europe and encourage as many nominations as possible!