2017 Categories

The Research Award View criteria

This year Post's Rehabilitation First Awards are looking to recognise good and innovative research in the field of rehab. Open to anyone who has conducted research in the field of rehabilitation.

Judges will be looking for research that:

  • identifies best practice in the delivery of rehab
  • uses sound, robust research methodologies
  • demonstrates how interventions make a difference to improve health and wellbeing and/or RTW
  • can be applied in practical settings, wherever possible

Open to research that has been conducted within the last 36 months that has provided demonstrable results within the last year.

The Training Award View criteria

This category is open to anyone working in the area of rehabilitation and includes both technical and soft skills.

Judges are looking for entrants that can demonstrate:

  • how their organisation has successfully utilised training or education programmes either company-wide or to meet a specific need
  • evidence that training has delivered on objectives
  • evidence that training has created positive measurable outcomes

Case Manager of the Year View criteria

Open to all case managers involved in rehabilitation who have delivered impressive or unmatched outcomes in the last 12 months for their clients. Could be any severity of injuries or any types of injury.

Judges will be looking a combination of the following:

  • return-to-work rates or recovery of pre-accident abilities
  • evidence of first-class commitment, motivation and tangible results
  • innovative working practices
  • supporting evidence or feedback from those involved or affected by the case (case studies may be submitted as appendix)
  • innovative practises over and above the day job
  • commitment to self-development
  • achievement of SMART objectives
  • details of how they have championed case management to the wider market.

All nominations must be made or supported by the individual's departmental manager and/or be supported by testimonials.

Rehabilitation Initiative of the Year - Provider View criteria

Open to all UK rehabilitation service providers, including those involved in niche, medical or vocational rehab.

The judges will be looking for a combination of the following:

  • an organisation that provides a highly effective and outstanding quality service to injured clients
  • either enhancement of previous services, a new and innovative approach or a partnership with others
  • an initiative that has paid dividends or achieved measurable results or outcomes within that timeframe
  • an initiative that demonstrates value over and above the baseline service provided

Open to initiatives that have been launched within the last 36 months that have provided demonstrable results within the last year.

Rehabilitation Initiative of the Year - Employer View criteria

Open to all employers operating in the public, private or not for profit sectors.

The judges are looking for an initiative that:

  • has successfully tackled a sickness absence problem by embracing early notification of illness/injury or appropriate rehabilitation for staff
  • has had a marked impact on the business
  • has achieved significant results within the last 12 months

Open to initiatives that have been launched within the last 36 months that have provided demonstrable results within the last year. This can be a one off project or a long-term strategy.

Rehabilitation Initiative of the Year - Insurer View criteria

Open to all types of insurers that have successfully used early rehabilitation intervention to the benefit of the person suffering injury or illness.

Judges are looking for:

  • compelling initiatives in terms of the outcomes they deliver for individuals including
  • cost-effective solutions
  • quantifiable benefits

Projects can target a specific type of disability or be across all cases.

Open to initiatives that have been launched within the last 36 months that have provided demonstrable results within the last year

Young Achiever of the Year View criteria

This category is open to anyone working in the area of rehabilitation, aged 30 or under on 22 June 2017 who has exceeded all expectations when it comes to helping injured individuals recover - based on return-to-work rates, product or service development, or a championing of the profession in the wider community. Previous winners may not enter again.

The judges will be looking for:

  • a clear demonstration of the individual's contribution to their team or department over the last 12 months
  • evidence of a commitment to pursuing relevant qualifications
  • details of how they have championed rehabilitation to the wider market.

All nominations must be made or supported by the individual's departmental manager.

Outstanding Individual Achievement View criteria

Each year the judging panel hotly debates who has set themselves apart from their peers by the sheer weight and significance of their contribution to the UK rehabilitation industry. Whose crusading efforts are unmatched? Nominations are welcomed in this category and should detail what makes the proposed individual an undeniable winner in terms of driving and developing the industry. Previous recipients of this prestigious award include: Rosie Hewitt, Carole Chantler, Melanie Summers, Helen Merfield, Norman Cottington, Deborah Edwards, Ashton West and Andrew Frank.

Unsung Rehab Champion of the Year View criteria

Open to anyone working in the rehabilitation arena.

Judges are looking for candidates who have:

  • made a crucial difference to the delivery of effective rehab
  • gone above and beyond in their efforts to help the firm or individual
  • had a significant impact

All nominations must be made or supported by the individual's departmental manager.

New: Rehabilitation Initiative of the Year - Collaboration View criteria

Open to any organisations working in the area of rehabilitation that can demonstrate through good working practices and co-operation with a third-party they have achieved a positive outcome for an individual or sector.

Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate:

  • Overcoming difficult circumstance and opposing views
  • Collaboration of two or more parties
  • Positive outcomes or measurable results

Open to initiatives that have been launched or cases that have happened in the last 36 months that have provided demonstrable results within the last year.

 

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ENTRY CLOSING DATE - Wednesday 28 June