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

Complete the form below to submit your entry.

This is the entry form for the Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance Outstanding Care Award 2024. Please use this space to tell our judges about the project, team or service that you are entering.

Please get straight to the point - remember our judges will have a lot to read!

Each category asks different questions, so please don't copy and paste as you may miss some of the most important questions.

Your Details

Please provide details of the team making the entry to allow us to contact you.

Project Summary

Please provide us with a short summary of your nominee or team in no more than 150 words. This may be added to our website after the awards, or used within press articles, enabling us to share knowledge and promote best practice cross the Greater Manchester system. (150 words max)


Clearly demonstrate the benefits of the initiative on patient outcomes and/or experience using a mix of qualitative and quantitative data, including patient and/or staff testimonials. Please indicate if any data shared is unsuitable to be published externally (on our website).

If there are additional benefits to the NHS as a result of this project, please also describe these in your entry. (400 words max)

Working Collaboratively

Collaboration is something we are proud of in Greater Manchester and we regularly see a range of teams and organisations working together on projects. Explain who was involved in your work and how a team approach was used to the benefit of the project. You should also include information on involvement with people affected by cancer or members of the public and how they have been able to help to shape your project. (400 words max)


Health inequalities exist throughout our population and reducing these are a critical element to improve the health and cancer outcomes of our population. Discuss the considerations given to reducing inequality as part of your team/project, along with the inequalities identified and how the project has addressed these. (400 words max)

Other Comments

Include any other comments, information or testimonials that you feel are relevant to your submission that will help the judges to understand why you should be considered for this award. (200 words max)

Upload Image

Please include one image with your entry, which will be used on our website if your entry is shortlisted.

Accepted file types are .pdf, .jpg, .gif and .png only. Maximum file size is 15mb.

Please do not include any confidential information within your entry form. If you have confidential information included within your entry, please contact alison.foxley4@nhs.net or anna.perkins4@nhs.net who will help you submit information securely.

What Happens Next?

The closing date for entries is Friday 16th February.

Judging will take place during March, and if you are shortlisted you will be notified by Friday 22nd March.

Shortlisted teams will be required to make someone available to be filmed for a 1 minute film talking about their entry. This film will be available on our website, and will be used by patient and carer representatives to vote for the Patients Choice Award. Filming will take place on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March at a convenient location.

Each shortlisted team will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on the evening of 14th May 2024, where the winners will be announced.  The ceremony will take place at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester.