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Awards Categories

Best Use of Information Technology

This award is for the innovative use of information technology in a healthcare context to improve efficiencies and deliver better patient care. 

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Best Use of Social Media - new for 2017!

New for 2017 - recognising the best use of social media in a campaign by a hospital, health body, charitable organisation or pharmaceutical company. 

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Educational Meeting of the Year

Highlighting the very best in educational meetings, including conferences, symposia, CME meetings and other events for healthcare professionals. 

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Educational Project of the Year - General Practice/Pharmacy

Recognising the effectiveness of educational initiatives aimed at, or originated by GPs, practice nurses, pharmacists or other primary care professionals. 

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Excellence in Healthcare Mangement

A category rewarding innovation in healthcare management that is focused on the patient, the carer and/or the general public. 

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Hospital Project of the Year

For projects aimed at, or created/developed by, hospital doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other hospital-based healthcare professionals in a hospital setting. 

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Innovative GP Project of the Year - new for 2017!

New for 2017 - an award for outstanding work in the form of improvements or innovations implemented by individuals in a general practice setting, at either a clinical or practice management level, that improves the quality of patient care or helps free up GP time.

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NCHD Project of the Year - new for 2017!

New for 2017 - the best initiative implemented by an individual NCHD or team of NCHDs on their clinical site, aimed at quality improvement, education or training, enhancing hospital procedures or improving communication between healthcare professionals.

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Nursing and Midwifery Project of the Year

This award is for a nurse- or midwife-led project that recognises the effectiveness of initiatives with clearly defined results and outcomes, originated by an individual nurse or midwife or a team. 

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Outpatient Initiative of the Year

This award recognises innovation or excellence shown in an outpatient setting, for a project aimed at improving the quality of care delivered to this category of patients. 

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Patient Education Project of the Year - Pharmaceutical

For projects that have been established or supported by the pharmaceutical industry, aimed at educating patients, carers and the general public. 

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Patient Education Project of the Year - Non-Pharmaceutical

For educational projects undertaken by patients’ associations, support groups or individuals aimed at an audience of patients, carers and/or the general public.

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Patient Lifestyle Education Project of the Year

For projects that promote healthy lifestyle practices and patient education, with a view to improving the health of at-risk populations. 

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Patient Organisation Project of the Year

For the innovative projects or campaigns undertaken by patient organisations to improve the lives of patients and their families and address their health needs. 

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Pharmaceutical Social Commitment Project of the Year

Recognises and rewards investments by the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of science and education, health, social needs or community projects, either in Ireland or abroad, that exemplify good corporate responsibility and citizenship. 

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Public Health Initiative of the Year

An award in recognition of important work carried out by clinicians, patients’ associations and the healthcare industry in promoting, sponsoring and partnering public health initiatives. 

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Research Paper of the Year

For outstanding original Irish research published in a peer reviewed journal, between July 2016 and July 2017, that has the potential to contribute significantly to improving health and healthcare. 

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Student Project of the Year

An award for an outstanding project from medical students or student societies, showing initiative either in research or practical projects. 

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Sustainable Healthcare Project of the Year

Recognising creative solutions aimed at ensuring Ireland’s healthcare system is financially sustainable, or environmentally sustainable, and also makes best use of our social and human capital, against the twin pressures of increased disease burden and reduced health budgets. 

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