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‘Can Do’ Health and Care Awards 2024


At the heart of our Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System is the work everyone does to make a difference on a day to day basis to the health and wellbeing of local people. The Suffolk and North East Essex ICS ‘Can Do’ Health and Care Awards 2024 are a way to shine a spotlight on the great work that you do to find innovative ways of doing things, involve local people and communities, and think differently about how we can work together as local partners across health, social care, public health, housing, community safety, education or employment.

We want to celebrate those who deserve special recognition for making ‘Can Do’ health and care a reality in Suffolk and North East Essex. This could be your team, yourself or someone that you know. We particularly welcome nominations that include collaboration between local teams or organisations that benefits the health and wellbeing of local people, carers, families or communities.

Nominations must be submitted by 5:00pm on Friday 31 May 2024 using the nomination form below by. Each category in the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS ‘Can Do’ Health and Care Awards 2024 will be judged by a panel which includes “in particular” people with relevant lived experience, and our Young People’s Champion Award will be judged by a panel of local young people.

Finalists will be invited to join us at our annual Suffolk and North East Essex ICS EXPO2024 event on Friday 5 July 2024 attended by more than 1,000 people. Winners will be announced in a special ceremony during the afternoon with trophies given out to winners by some familiar faces. Information about all our winners and finalists will be also feature on our ICS website and we would like to share your achievements and ideas with health and care partners locally, regionally and nationally – as well as local media.

In summary, entering the ICS ‘Can Do’ Health and Care Awards 2024 is an opportunity to:

  • be recognised for your hard work and success;
  • shine a light on what you do, and how you make a difference to local people;
  • gain useful feedback on your work from a judging panel with a majority of people with lived experience;
  • raise the profile of your project through the judging process. Information about finalists and winners will feature in ICS communications and on the ICS website;
  • celebrate your achievements.

ICS ‘Can Do’ Health and Care Awards 2024 – Categories

Young People’s Champion awardAre you an individual, team or an organisation that supports young people to have the best start in life? You could be a young person yourself, a community leader, or a team working with young people and their families. This award recognises dedicated people and teams who are thinking and doing things in new ways to give young people the opportunity to be healthy and feel safe, and to fulfil their potential.
Innovation in Health awardWe want the best health outcomes for everyone in Suffolk and North East Essex. This award celebrates creative teams and partnerships who are trying out new ways of designing or delivering care, or are developing or using new technologies, to help people to improve their health, and to have a better quality of life.
Healthier Lives awardThe opportunity to live healthily is crucial to preventing ill-health, and access to care at an early stage is vital to a quicker recovery and to minimise any longer-term effects. This award recognises passionate individuals and teams who with local people and partner organisations to help people to prevent ill-health, to manage their health conditions or recover well when they are unwell.
Community Collaboration awardPartnerships between Community, Voluntary, Faith and Social Enterprise organisations and statutory services enable local people and families to receive care and support that understands their needs and what works best for them. This award celebrates partnership working in our neighbourhoods to provide high quality services tailored to local people’s needs, and delivered in community spaces accessible to everyone.
Equity Champion awardOur society is not an equal one, and despite many positive efforts there are still long-standing inequalities in the health outcomes between groups with diverse characteristics and for people living in very challenging circumstances. This award acknowledges those champions of equality, equity and social justice who are allies to their community and to others, taking action to tackle the root causes and improve the experiences and outcomes for people who use services or our health and care staff.
Compassionate Care awardCompassion is a cornerstone of high quality health and care, and it means actively showing kindness, respect, sensitivity, warmth and empathy. This award celebrates those exceptional individuals and teams that have demonstrated a culture of compassionate care, and through their efforts have made a significant and positive impact on patients, service users, carers and families.
Inspirational Leader awardAn inspirational leader develops a supportive and collaborative culture, where everyone in their team, organisation or network can fulfil their potential to achieve the best experience and outcomes for the people they serve. This award recognises inclusive leaders who have brought people together as equal partners to innovate and collaborate to drive better health and care for local people.
Unsung Hero awardEvery day our health and care staff and volunteers go the extra mile to deliver the best service they can to local people, carers and families. This award shines a spotlight on staff or volunteers whose dedication and actions deserve special recognition for the difference they have made to people who use their services, colleagues, or the wider public.

Nomination Timeline and Judging Process


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Judging Criteria

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Judging Panels

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Last Updated on 30 April 2024

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