ACPRC Sarah Keilty Leadership Award

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ACPRC Sarah Keilty Leadership Award

The ACPRC Sarah Keilty Leadership Award

Last year our inspiring friend and colleague Sarah lost her fight with cancer. Sarah was an inspiring leader, consummate clinician and wonderfully patient focused- all the time putting quality and passion for respiratory at the forefront of her working day. Sarah encompassed the word; leader in many ways, and in different ways to many clinicians.

Therefore in her honor we would like to launch the Sarah Kielty Leadership and Innovation Award.

This award aims to recognize individuals delivering innovative services and providing leadership and direction within a particular field. This could be a team setting up a new service, to an individual completing a QI project. The focus of this award is on delivering leadership and direction within service delivery. We hope this award will help to inspire and endorse individuals and teams whom through hard work are creating momentum and direction within our profession, as Sarah herself did for so many.

The Sarah Keilty Award aims to recognise an individual or team whom has embodied the role of a leader within the respiratory physiotherapy profession.

The areas where you may consider nominating your individual or team could include:

• An individual or team who has demonstrated transformation in service delivery, which has resulted in a direct improvement in patient experience, quality, safety, financial savings and/or clinical outcomes.

• An individual whom embodies the term clinical leader, providing inspiration to you as an individual or you as a team. They lead by example to set clear objectives for services or interventions. They also engage with stakeholders and facilitate others to enhance care. Most importantly works as a role model for the profession in providing positive influence

• An individual or team that has used research or service evaluation to truly make a difference to the direction of care within our profession or within your trust/institution

• An individual or team that provides excellence in education and teaching using innovative ways to develop knowledge and skills within your team or the wider profession.

When completing your nomination please complete the nomination

form. You will need to describe the reason behind your nomination and how the individual or team meets one or more of the descriptions above. The individual does not have to meet all of the above criteria.

Please send your applications to

Deadline: February 1st 2018

Announced: April 2018

Award: £300 Travel/Conference Grant

Article Published - 3/10/2017