Sir Peter Carr Award winners announced

We have our winners of the first Sir Peter Carr Award. With over 90 applications a consultant Ophthalmologist and an NHS manager have won a £30,000 award to invest in their professional development.

About our winners

Dr Rachel Pilling, a Consultant Ophthalmologist, and Daniel Wadsworth, Deputy Head of Access at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, impressed judges with their project idea “15 seconds – 30 minutes”. This encourages NHS staff to complete a small task today, that might take 15 seconds but may save colleagues 30 minutes by avoiding further tasks down the line. The initiative aims to reduce frustration at work, increase job satisfaction and as a result improving patient experience.

Daniel Wadsworth and Rachel Pilling both received £30,000 between them and a package of ongoing support us.

Winning this award will enable Daniel and I to bring our vision to life. Identifying how we might make a small change in our practise to make a big change in someone else’s workload will help everyone work more cohesively.

Dr Rachel Pilling

Without the award, these opportunities would have been out of our reach. Winning the award will allow us to develop our skills further, enabling us to make bigger and better improvements for patients. 

Daniel Wadsworth

This award is an innovative attempt to encourage continuous improvement at all levels in the NHS. I am delighted that the first group of award winners and runners up were of such a high standard – it really shows the level of innovation and improvement going on within the NHS at the front line. 

Sir Peter Carr

The NHS faces real challenges but the way we will tackle them is by investing in the potential of our leaders of the future and providing them with the tools and advice that will give them the best chance of success. That is exactly what this award is aimed at and is at the heart of our mission. 

Sir Peter Carr has been a huge influence on my career, both supporting and inspiring me over the years. I’m so pleased that a part of his legacy will now be to do the same for these partnerships.

Jim Mackey, Chief Executive of NHS Improvement

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