Awards

About the Awards

The NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards recognise NOA member organisations, projects and teams that have distinguished themselves through exemplary contributions, influence, and commitment to transforming services across orthopaedics – both clinically and non-clinically. 

The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and the Awards are an opportunity to not only celebrate achievement despite these challenges but to share best practice and promote continued collaboration in orthopaedics nationwide.

2022 will be the inaugural year for the awards which will take place on the evening of 19 October 2022 following the NOA Annual Members’ Conference. It’s an exciting time and we would love you to get involved!

Award Categories and Criteria

General Awards Criteria

  • Entries must relate to work carried out within the last 12 months – judging will be focused on this timeframe.
  • Nominees must be a member organisation of the NOA
  • Non-member nominees can be submitted as part of any partnership related projects

You can view the categories and specific criteria below.

This award celebrates organisations that are accelerating progress towards achieving the NHS target of net zero carbon emissions by 2045. 

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Taking a strategic approach to accelerating the broader net-zero and sustainability agenda
  • Deploying new energy saving technologies, systems and innovation into the workplace
  • Engaging colleagues, patients, communities, and other key stakeholders to improve sustainability on the road to net zero carbon emissions by 2045
  • Showing a commitment to making a corporate impact and enhancing the contribution net zero initiatives make to orthopaedics and the wider NHS
  • Working effectively with procurement and supply chain

This award is for a partnership initiative driving transformation and improving orthopaedic services.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Showing ambition to address challenges in orthopaedics through partnerships/integration
  • Demonstrating how they have collaborated with one or more partners (within or outside the NHS) to achieve a significant success in improving the delivery of orthopaedic services
  • Spreading best practice with the project being shared and/or replicated elsewhere
  • Involving relevant staff, patients and partners and securing their buy-in to realise the success
  • Evidence of working within provider collaborative/Integrated Care Systems (ICS)

This award recognises the outstanding work of an organisation going above and beyond to support patients waiting for elective orthopaedic surgery.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below:  

  • Supporting waiting list patients in the best way possible while they are in their own homes to reduce negative outcomes
  • Showing exceptional impact on the experience of patients waiting for surgery
  • Communicating effectively with patients while they wait
  • Developing approaches with patients to ensure that they are supported in the best way possible

This award recognises successful delivery of a staff wellbeing initiative within an organisation.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Providing provision to help staff improve their wellbeing, for example, to improve their diet or fitness levels or emotional wellbeing
  • Effectively communicating their wellbeing message and positively engaging staff
  • Encouraging employees to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing
  • Building partnerships with relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrating how they have put initiatives in place which build a positive relationship and integrated wellbeing into organisations strategy
  • Demonstrate measurable improvements e.g. staff survey scores

This award will be given to an organisation that demonstrates a clear, significant, and successful digital innovation that has transformed outcomes, developed processes, and improved patient care.

Judges will be looking for organisations who are exhibiting some or all of the below: 

  • Creating opportunities to streamline processes to assist with patient care
  • Addressing a challenge in orthopaedics that could see service advances as a result
  • Using innovation to support the delivery of patient pathways and improve outcomes for patients
  • Helping to shape the future of orthopaedic services and systems

Reasons to Enter

  • By entering, you will be helping to raise the profile of the fantastic work taking place in orthopaedics and supporting the NOA to put orthopaedics at the top of the agenda
  • Finalists will receive a certificate and logo to use and will be promoted across NOA platforms
  • Finalists will get a free place to attend an in-person award ceremony
  • Winning entries will receive a trophy and logo to use as part of marketing activities and will be promoted across NOA platforms
  • Finalists will have the opportunity to present your project(s) at the NOA Annual Members’ Conference

Nominate below

You can nominate by completing this nomination form by midnight on 30 June 2022.

What happens next?

  • Nominations – Nominations open on 9 May 2022 and will close on 30 June 2022
  • Long list announcement – 18 July 2022. Everyone on the Long List will receive a certificate.
  • Shortlist judging – the judging panel will select the finalists in each category
  • Shortlist announcement – letters will be sent to Finalists in August and they will be officially announced on 1 September 2022
  • Shortlisted projects will have the opportunity to present an overview of their project to the judges and answer questions about their work before a final decision on winners is made.
  • Awards ceremony – finalists will be invited to the Awards ceremony taking place on 19 October where the winners will be announced

Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of the inaugural NOA Excellence in orthopedics Awards by becoming a sponsor. You can find details of our  sponsorship packages below. Get in touch with us on info.noa@nhs.net to find out more

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor on all promotional material for the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards including priority branding on the NOA website, all award related emails, printed material and the NOA newsletter
  • Advert in printed Awards material
  • Logo used in scrolling slides during NOA Annual Members’ Conference and Awards
  • Company name mentioned in association with a specific award
  • Opportunity to address the audience during the welcome remarks at the Awards
  • Opportunity to present an Award to the winner of your named award
  • A table for up to 4 colleagues at the awards ceremony
  • Exhibition space to promote your organisation at the NOA Annual Members’ Conference taking place during the day on 19 October
  • Opportunity to use ‘Gold Sponsor of the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards’ in your marketing material
  • Regular social media mentions (Twitter and LinkedIn) in the lead up to, during and after the awards
  • Opportunity to meet the NOA Board immediately following the Awards to discuss opportunities to work together
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor on all promotional material for the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards including branding on NOA website, all award related emails, printed material and the NOA newsletter
  • Logo used in scrolling slides during NOA Annual Members’ Conference and Awards
  • A table for up to 2 colleagues at the award ceremony
  • Exhibition space to promote your organisation at the NOA Annual Members’ Conference taking place during the day on 19 October
  • Opportunity to use ‘Silver Sponsor of the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards’ in your marketing material
  • Regular social media mentions (Twitter and LinkedIn) in the lead up to, during and after the awards
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor on all promotional material for the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards including branding on NOA website, all award related emails, printed material and the NOA newsletter
  • Logo used in scrolling slides during NOA Annual Members’ Conference and Awards
    Opportunity to use ‘Bronze sponsor of the NOA Excellence in Orthopaedics Awards’ in your marketing material
  • Regular social media mentions (Twitter and LinkedIn) in the lead up to, during and after the awards