The Allocate Awards were launched in 2012 to recognise excellence and innovation across the Allocate Healthcare User Community which comprises over 300 organisations. The awards celebrate use of Allocate Software’s solutions and reward those who have made a difference, whether that is to patients, colleagues, to their entire organisation, or to the wider health service. The winners and runners-up of the Allocate Awards 2012 were selected by an independent judging panel of four leading figures in healthcare.
The awards ceremony took place during the gala dinner at the Annual Allocate User Group Conference in York on 12th June 2012. Trophies were presented by former Royal Marine, Lance Corporal Peter Dunning who, since losing his legs in Afghanistan, has become a member of the Combined Services Disabled Ski Team and British Disabled Ski Team.
Chief Executive of Allocate Software, Ian Bowles said, “These NHS staff are the first to be honoured by these prestigious awards in the year of their launch, for exceptional work and dedication over the past year. I would personally like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to each and every one for their inspiring achievement in receiving these awards; also my very best wishes for their on-going efforts and future projects.”
The judges of the Allocate Awards 2012:
Dr David Foster – Deputy Director of Nursing, Department of Health
Dr David Foster’s portfolio includes responsibility for acute nursing, nursing and midwifery workforce and education issues, measuring the quality of nursing and midwifery care, implementing clinical academic research training programmes and advice on midwifery issues.
Dr John Bullivant, Chairman, Good Governance Institute
Dr John Bullivant is author of ‘Integrated Governance: A guide to risk and joining up the NHS reforms’ (HFMA, 2011). He is an experienced board facilitator, with an excellent knowledge of policy, governance and the commissioning of quality in the four health administrations in the UK as well as overseas.
Professor Paul Stanton, CEO, Southminster Consultancy Associates
Professor Paul Stanton has worked directly with the Boards of more than 100 Public Sector organizations in the UK to improve their governance, having spent a number of years as National Director of NHS Board Development and as a Senior Strategy Adviser on health regulation in the Department of Health.
Dr Yasmin Ahmed-Little, Founding Co-Chair of The Network
Dr Yasmin Ahmed-Little is passionate about developing emerging clinical leadership and has established many pioneering initiatives enabling junior clinicians to engage in NHS leadership and management. She is Founding Co-Chair of an online community connecting over 2,000 medical students, doctors and other healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care in the UK and beyond.