European Kate Granger Awards 2017

Recognise outstanding patient care in the European Kate Granger Awards 2017

Nominations are open for the first ever European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care – named after an English doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in healthcare while undergoing treatment for cancer.

Dr Kate Granger, who sadly passed away in July 2016, launched the awards in England in 2014 to recognise people and organisations that have delivered care with compassion at its heart. Now, with the backing of HIMSS and the support of Kate’s widower, Chris Pointon, colleagues in the rest of Europe have the opportunity to recognise outstanding patient care in the European Kate Granger Awards for Compassionate Care.

The European awards have three categories: individual, team/organisation, and best use of innovation.

The panel of judges will want to see evidence of ambitious and innovative ways of delivering care, excellent leadership and positive impact on patient experience.

Winners of the European awards will be announced at eHealth Week 2017 on 10–12 May in Malta

Read the press release - Inaugural awards for compassionate health care in Europe to be launched at health IT conference

The #hellomynameis campaign

As well as the Awards for Compassionate Care, Dr Kate Granger launched the globally-recognised #hellomynameis campaign to encourage health and care professionals to introduce themselves to patients when they provide care. Kate believed this gesture can positively affect a patient’s experience of care. Start saying #hellomynameis in your organisation.