About the awards
We're celebrating the extraordinary work Healthwatch teams do across the network, especially making real changes within your communities. Whether big or small, if you're proud of your achievements, put in an application and apply for an award.
This year we’ve focused on one important award category – your impact and how you’re making a difference to local communities.
Use this webform to submit your entry.
Your submission should only include work carried out between 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 to be considered. Additionally, any work which you have started, but not yet completed, with positive outcomes, will also be accepted.
You should submit one entry per Healthwatch. However, you can also submit a joint entry for a piece of work done in collaboration with other Healthwatch. The same piece of work cannot be submitted twice as a joint entry and an individual entry.
Successful entries must include tangible change for people.
The closing date for all applications is 9am on Monday 12 September. The awards will be presented as part of Healthwatch Week: 15-17 November 2022.
Download the award criteria and guidance
Introduce your application with a summary of what the work was about and what you achieved.
[No score given. 30 words max.]
Give basic information about the area of work.
[No score given. 20 words max.]
We will score entries on:
1. A clear identification from your research/engagement work of what problem(s) existed.
2. How your wider understanding of services, and/or your connections helped you recognise the issue.
[10 points given. 100 words max.]
We will score entries on: 1. How your research/engagement activity considered people with different profiles who might have different experiences. 2. Steps you took to understand the experience of seldom heard groups. 3. How you involved people with real life experience. 4. What conclusions you reached. 5. A succinct account of what you did to share and report your insight. 6. A considered and effective approach to influencing decision makers. [20 points given. 150 words max.]
We will score entries on a clear and compelling description of: 1. The outcomes your Healthwatch has achieved for people’s direct experience of services. 2. Awareness of reasonably anticipated wider impact on their lives. [30 points given. 150 words max.]