The Paul Popham Fund are finalists at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021

Here at the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales, we are overjoyed to have been chosen as one of the finalists for the Regional Covid-19 Response Partnership Award at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2021.

The HSJ Partnership Awards shine a light on the crucial contributions private and third sector organisations, outside the NHS, provide to strengthening our healthcare system.

This honour is to recognise and commend our collaborative work with Kidney Care UK, Kidney Wales, Welsh Kidney Research Unit and Welsh Renal Clinical Network in ‘Providing Calm, Accurate and Consistent Messaging about COVID-19 to Kidney Dialysis Patients in Wales’ through our monthly COVID newsletter.

The finalists for all categories at the awards have been chosen to reflect three different ways of working with the NHS:

  1. Joint working on long term or short-term projects
  2. On-going or contracted supply of goods or services
  3. Service excellence from a business supplying more than one customer

The award judges have been selected from across the NHS and wider healthcare sector and have contributed valuable time and effort working through hundreds of entries, reviewing against strict criteria and attributing scores against a transparent system aimed at rewarding and recognising the best of UK Healthcare.

As finalists, we, the Paul Popham Fund, Kidney Care UK, Kidney Wales, Welsh Kidney Research Unit and Welsh Renal Clinical Network have reached stage two of the judging process, which will require us to make a live presentation to the judging panel via video link on Friday 12 February 2021.

To progress further, and ultimately win the award, we will be reviewed against several criteria, including ambition, outcome, spread, value, and involvement:

  • Ambition – The challenge and context within which your project, person or organisation is set alongside your goals and targets whether quantitative or qualitative.
  • Outcome – The benefits realised from the point of view of patients, organisation, leadership, value creation, efficiencies and cost.
  • Spread – The dissemination of your success in terms of how your work has been picked up and replicated elsewhere.
  • Value – The creation of value from the point of view of patient satisfaction and experience, reduction in bureaucracy, time saved for staff at any level.
  • Involvement – The stakeholders buy-in and contribution toward the project initiatives and outcomes. How have the relevant staff, patients and partnerships worked together to realise the success?

The Awards ceremony is set to take place at Evolution, a purpose-built event space in Battersea Park, London in June 2021.