Greater Manchester Cancer Awards 2022

Outstanding Care Award
Commitment to Equality
GM Collaboration Award
Research Award
Educational Impact Award
Innovation Award
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Welcome to the inaugural Greater Manchester Cancer Awards! We know how much amazing work is happening in cancer care and research across the whole of Greater Manchester, and we want to celebrate those who have the dedication to go above and beyond every day to improve outcomes and experiences for people affected by cancer in our region.

Our awards consist of six categories which are open to our health, care and research teams from across the whole of Greater Manchester. Each category will be judged by a panel made up of clinicians, managers and people affected by cancer.

How to enter

The Greater Manchester Cancer Awards 2022 are now open for entries! You can find out more about each award and submit your entry by clicking on the links above or scrolling down this page.

Open for entries: Monday 18th July 2022

Closing date: The closing dates for entries is 11.59pm on Wednesday 31st August.

Shortlist announced: Mid September. Shortlisted teams will then be invited to come and be filmed briefly talking about their entry w/c 26th September.

Awards ceremony and winners announced: Four representatives from each shortlisted team will be invited to an awards ceremony on Tuesday 18th October at The Hilton Deansgate, Manchester, from 7.30-9.30pm, where winners will be announced. The event will also be live-streamed for friends, family and colleagues who wish to watch from home.

Categories

Outstanding Care Award

This award recognises teams or projects that have made a significant impact on improving care for patients living with and beyond cancer in Greater Manchester.

Our judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of how the team or project has approached making improvements
  • Evidence of patient involvement and how their views have helped to improve experiences for patients
  • A mix of qualitative and quantitative data which demonstrates a positive impact on patient care
  • The team or project must be working within cancer services for the Greater Manchester population
Enter here

Commitment to Equality Award

Health inequalities impact many patients across Greater Manchester and these can take many forms. We know there is more we can do to ensure all of our patients are able to have better outcomes and experiences, no matter who they are, where they live and which cancer they have.

This award is for a team or project that is helping to reduce inequalities within cancer in Greater Manchester. This could be through tailored engagement work with communities to bust myths or raise awareness of symptoms, finding new ways to tackle variation in screening uptake or service provision or using data to reduce health inequalities, amongst many other things.

Our judges will be looking for:

  • A clear description of the problem and how the team or project has set to address it
  • Evidence of impact on reducing inequality, through use of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Evidence of co-production, working with people affected
  • The team or project must be working within cancer services for the Greater Manchester population
Enter here

Greater Manchester Collaboration

Greater Manchester Collaboration

Great things happen when we work together! The opportunities to improve patient experience and outcomes as well as efficiency are huge when individuals, teams and organisations collaborate. This can take many forms, from teams collaborating to provide specialised services, teams in different Trusts working together ensure patient experience is seamless, organisations sharing resources and many more. This award is to recognise all types of partnership working – as long as there is clear benefit to the patient, it can be at any scale.

Our judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of cross-partnership working between individuals, teams or organisations
  • A clear and measurable benefit for people affected by cancer
  • The team or project must be working within cancer services for the Greater Manchester population
Enter here

Research Award

Greater Manchester is home to some cutting-edge cancer research and this award celebrates the teams or projects that can turn new scientific discoveries into improvements to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, offering real benefits to our patients and the public.

Our judges are looking for:

  • An explanation of the project or team and their research objectives and outcomes
  • Evidence of working with patients or members of the public to help to shape the project
  • Evidence of how this research could provide a measurable impact for patients
  • The team or project must be working within cancer research facilities with the majority of researchers or leads based in Greater Manchester
Enter here

Educational Impact Award

This award celebrates those that champion education and how this can improve outcomes across our city-region, from supporting our workforce with additional skills, to supporting the public to understand more about their health and encourage positive improvements. We are looking for teams or projects that have identified and educational need and used education as a tool to ultimately improve outcomes and experiences for people affected by cancer.

Our judges will be looking for:

  • A clear description of the problem and how the team or project has set to address it through education
  • Evidence of co-production and involving patients or the public to shape the project
  • Demonstrable impact of the project, through qualitative and quantitative data
  • The team or project must be working within cancer services for the Greater Manchester population
Enter here

Innovation Award

This award celebrates those who have jumped head-first into the world of innovation and have found meaningful ways to embed this in our services to improve the lives of our patients. These innovations could involve the use of digital technology, data, or other new practices set to improve our cancer services. This award seeks to highlight teams that are successfully embracing the opportunities that come from advances in medical technology, data, and connectivity.

  • A clear description of the innovative change and how the team or project has set to use this to improve services
  • Measurable improvements to the quality or effectiveness of the service/project
  • Evidence of meaningful patient / user involvement to shape the project
  • The team or project must be working within cancer services for the Greater Manchester population
Enter here

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