Golden Hearts Awards Terms and Conditions

Applications to the Golden Heart Awards are subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these carefully before proceeding to the application form.

  • The final date for all nominations is midnight (at the end of) Wednesday 14th February 2018.
  • Nominations can be made online or you can write your nomination and send it to the Communications and Engagement Department, 1st Floor Alderson House, HRI.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or amended after the entry deadline has passed.
  • All nominations must meet the core criteria for each category.
  • Where nominations are for teams, each member of the team and their role in the project or piece of work must be identified on the application form.
  • Some of the work involved in your entry must have been undertaken in 2017/2018.
  • You may not submit the same entry for more than one category.
  • Finalists and winners will be expected to participate in publicity for the awards and to help others learn from their work throughout the year.
  • Individuals and teams that are short-listed for an award will be expected to be photographed and filmed for promotional materials and the evening event.
  • Should the judges determine an entry submitted for one category is of greater relevance to another category, they may re-categorise that entry.
  • Entries may be edited by the Golden Hearts Awards Team to correct any erroneous administrative information.
  • All entries will be vetted and verified for accuracy by the Golden Heart Awards Team. Should it come to light that there are issues, whether ethical or factual, pertaining to any application, the team reserve the right to withdraw that application, whether that application has been short-listed as a finalist or not.
  • The contact details contained in entries will not be shared outside of the Trust unless permission is granted.
  • Entries will be assessed prior to judging to ensure they meet the minimum criteria. Those which do not will not be shortlisted for judging panels.
  • The judging teams will comprise: executive board member, non-executive board member, clinical representation, staff side, patient representation. The Golden Hearts Awards Team withholds the right to change the configuration and membership of the judging panel based on availability of panel members.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • Three entries will be short-listed for each category, with those short-listed invited to an evening awards ceremony in 2018.
  • Individuals will be allowed to bring a guest with them to the awards evening.
  • There will be a limit of five people per team for the evening awards ceremony. However, where teams require additional guests they may submit a request to the Golden Hearts Awards Team via awards@hey.nhs.uk and additional spaces will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
  • If individuals or teams are unable to attend the awards ceremony then they may appoint a deputy to come and attend on their behalf.