Best Practice Award

Nominate a practitioner who has provided excellent support for health and social care students while on placement.

The Best Practice Award nomination can be made for an individual practitioner or a team or part of a service.

Winners will receive £100 of gift tokens and a certificate.

Award criteria

The person/people you nominate need to fulfil the below criteria:

  • Uses knowledge of the student’s stage of learning to select appropriate learning opportunities to meet individual needs
  • Able to meet individual learning needs by employing a range of facilitation approaches
  • Able to foster an effective learning environment
  • Demonstrates the qualities of an effective role model
  • Communicates honestly with students in order to provide constructive feedback on role performance
  • Supports students in enhancing their performance and capabilities for safe and effective practice and is clear and constructive in action planning
  • Identifies and applies research and evidence-based information nursing practice
  • Demonstrates an understanding of practice assessment strategies
  • Able to make fair and just decisions in regard to a student’s practice knowledge and competence

Further details

The full award description (PDF) or award presentation poster (PDF) has further information.

Make a nomination

Nominations can be made by students, a member of staff in the faculty or colleagues in practice. They can be made across fields. For example, a physiotherapy student could nominate an occupational therapy practitioner or a paramedic could nominate an emergency department sister.

Nominations are currently open until Monday 28 June 2021. Please return the completed nomination form (DOC) and return to Lisa.Stenner@uwe.ac.uk.

Each nomination will be judged on its own merits by a panel consisting of at least a member of the programme team, a student and a practitioner. The panel will use the criteria as a measure.