Nominate your Hand Hygiene Champion of 2014

The search for the schülke Hand Hygiene Champion of 2014 has now begun. The awards aim to recognise and reward hand hygiene initiatives.

To enter, tell us in around 250 words why your nominated person has gone the extra mile to help improve hand hygiene, Click here for entry form. We’re looking for people who have made a real difference. It doesn’t matter how simple the initiative is, so long as it’s helped to improve hand hygiene.

Your nominee might have innovated to make hand hygiene easier for staff, introduced a novel training idea, initiated measurement tools, raised the awareness of hand hygiene through for example fresh promotional materials or generally contributed to ensuring that hand hygiene remains central to your patient safety culture. 

Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!

We are keen to receive nominations from all practice settings including mental health, primary care/community, prison health, acute care, learning disabilities or midwifery. 

The judging panel will include Julie Storr, President of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS), Rose Gallagher, Nurse Adviser for Infection Prevention and Control at the Royal College of Nursing and Annette Jeanes, Director of Infection Prevention and Control at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) NHS Foundation Trust.

The closing date is 30th June 2014 and winners will be notified by 31st July 2014.

The winner and runners up will receive a unique engraved crystal trophy, certificate,  photographs and publicity in a number of professional publications. The awards will be presented on the schülke exhibition stand at Infection Prevention 2014 taking place from 29th September - 1st October 2014 at the SECC Glasgow, and the prize includes travel, accomodation and show tickets.

Plus NEW for 2014 this years winner will also receive a years supply of desderman 60ml gel for their workplace (subject to terms and conditions).

The person who nominates the successful winner will also receive a special certificate and prize.

Email your nomination to: handhygienechampion@schulke.co.uk

Call:  0114 254 3500 for more information.

Or send the entry FREEPOST to Schülke & Mayr UK Ltd, Freepost NEA17, Cygnet House, 1 Jenkin Road, Sheffield, S9 1AT

Full terms and conditions can be found at: www.schulke.co.uk