UHUK Awards 2023

“Celebrating excellence, innovation and collaboration in Urgent and Integrated Health Care”

We are excited to announce that the UHUK Awards are back for 2023!

Nominations are now CLOSED. We look forward seeing you at the Awards night on the 31st Oct - tickets still available!

Urgent health care and associated primary care teams play a vital role in delivering and sustaining care across the health service. Therefore, we are honoured to recognise, showcase, and celebrate the remarkable achievements, innovative practice, and exceptional contributions made by individuals and organisations in our community.

If you think your team or service within your organisation has excelled in these areas, please consider submitting a nomination. By recognising these efforts, we can inspire others and continue to foster a culture of excellence in our healthcare community. 

The UHUK Awards are designed to recognise those who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and collaboration in Urgent and Integrated Health Care and beyond.

The Details

Nomination: 200-400 words. Nominate your own team or service - Please keep nominations anonymous

Closing date for nominations: Extended! to Fri 29th September 2023 at 12 noon

Criteria: Quality, Innovation, Ambition, Effectiveness, Care, Impact

Prizes: Trophies and Certificates

Award ceremony: UHUK Conference Tuesday 31st October, Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth CV8 2LD

Award Ceremony

The Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 31st October at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, CV8 2LD. It will take place after the UHUK Conference Dinner.

Those attending the conference will have full access to the event as part of the Conference Ticket. Those who wish to attend the Dinner and Award Ceremony separately, can do so as individuals or as teams, booking a table.


  1. Best Project addressing Health Inequalities.  A project that has identified that certain patient groups are not getting equivalent health care and has taken steps to improve delivery of care to that group. It demonstrates an understanding of how health inequalities come about, has worked to understand some of the barriers that the group experiences and produced an effective action plan that addresses the issues.
  2. Best Social Impact: Recognises the purpose of social value, identifies how benefits can be achieved, implements a plan that realises social value. Makes it part of the ethos of the organisation.
  3. Best Innovation: New or re-purposed current technology or service design, that is solving a problem in a more effective way, improving patient care, making services more cost effective, enabling teams to work well together, enabling a service to run better, connecting services making communication work better.
  4. Best Partnership: Worked together as a productive partnership benefiting patient care, developed an effective and productive relationship, demonstrated the benefits of working with others as an exemplar, provided opportunities for learning from each other.
  5. Best Patient Engagement: Recognises the benefits of working with patients to understand how services are delivering and should deliver. Takes account of the views of patients and makes changes to meet patient needs.  Receives commendations from patients. 
  6. Best Quality and Safety Initiative: Demonstrates a change in safety and/or quality systems that delivered improvement. The change would have been justified by evidence that previous systems may not have been optimised and shown to be effective by some form of audit/analysis that demonstrated the improvement.