Innovation and Best Practice Awards



Call for Innovation & Best Practice posters 2024

This year, the CHA is inviting submissions to the Innovation and Best Practice Awards in the form of posters. These will be displayed at our national conference in October, when award winners will be announced.  This will be a great opportunity to share good practice across a wider community hospital network.

Please follow this link for more details: Call for Innovation & Best Practice Awards 2024

The competition is now officially open to entries. 


 Congratulations to our Innovation & Best Practice Award Winners 2023!            

Our Award Winners in Sussex


Introduction of a Health Care Support Worker education and development team Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.  For more details download here

Intermediate Care Unit End PJ Paralysis Campaign  Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust For more details download here


EPMA roll out and Careflow Medicines Management Integration, Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration Project Team

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. For more details download here


Our Award Winners from Cornwall             

Wound Management Clinic Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital For more details download here



Get it on Time: Parkinson’s Medication from Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. For more detail download here



Our Award Winner from Powys

Pharmacy Intervention Recording ToolRafael Baptista, Clinical Pharmacist from Powys Teaching Health Board, NHS Wales. For more detail download here



Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. Thank you to our Judging Panel: 

   Evelyn Prodger RN QN MSc BSc Hons                      CHA Chair and QI Lead
   Helen Rowe BSc Hons ILM member                         CHA Committee Member
   Heather Penwarden BEM RMN Dip CBT (Retired)  Community Voice
   Sue Greenwood MBE RN QN MA                              CHA Committee Member


Details of previous winners are below. If you have any questions or need any assistance please contact us here  

Awards in 2021-2022

Awards in 2020

Awards in 2019

Awards up to 2018
The CHA Innovations and Best Practice Awards Programme has been running since 2000 and during that time the CHA has given 158 awards. The record of awards can be downloaded here and demonstrates the breadth of services and facilities that are offered in our community hospitals.