Sir Peter Carr Partnership Awards – Applications close on Monday 30 September 2019

This award is for clinicians and managers and is designed to support and inspire NHS leaders who have an improvement initiative underway which contributes to the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.

In the spirit of the Interim NHS People Plan this award seeks to recognise effective partnerships that model the leadership behaviours to set the conditions for an improved working culture through the NHS for the benefit of patients and staff.

What is the award?

The Sir Peter Carr Partnership Award aims to recognise innovation and effective partnership working within a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) or Integrated Care System (ICS).

Applicants who are working collaboratively on a shared improvement initiative in support of the NHS Long Term Plan for the benefit of local people are being sought.

The winning partnership receives £30,000 to share and invest in their professional development to support the delivery of their improvement initiative.

All finalists will receive a certificate and access to a range of support, education and development over 12 months, including improvement skill-building and forming a learning network, with support from the NHS Improvement Directorate.

The award also demonstrates the importance we attach to investing in leadership for improvement, which is key to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan.

Key dates and application process

Applications opened on the 19th July 2019 and will close on Monday 30th September 2019. The application process comprises two stages

  1. Apply online here
  2. Shortlisting will take place in early October, shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Friday 18th October in Leeds. The Award will be presented at an improvement masterclass on Monday 11th November 2019 in Leeds.

Application guidance and further information can be found on the NHS Improvement website.

Any queries please email


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