BSPED Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Award

Deadline for applications:  The deadline for the 2018 award has now passed. The award will be presented at the BSPED Conference in Birmingham in November. Please look out for announcements regarding the 2019 award next year.

 

Application form: Download an application form here

Please see further application requirements below.

 

Purpose of award

To reward and support an innovative development or initiative within the paediatric endocrine setting.

 

Award available

  • £1000 towards implementing or researching an initiative which aims to directly improve the care of children and young people with endocrine diagnoses.
  • The winner will also be invited to present their project at the Nurses’ Annual General Meeting at the BSPED annual conference the following year.

Prizes offered each year are dependent upon there being appropriate funds and financial stability within the society.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Entries for this award are welcome from all paediatric endocrine nurse members involved in the care of children with endocrine disorders.

Application and judging process

  • There will be one deadline per year with grants awarded at the annual autumn BSPED meeting.
  • Application form to be completed with a 500 word abstract and submitted to bsped@endocrinology.org accompanied by a minimum of one piece of supportive evidence.
  • "An abstract comprises five parts of equal importance: the title, introduction and aims, methods, results, and conclusion."(Higgins et al, 2013)
  • The supportive evidence may be video, booklet or the abstract extended into a journal article. Originality is encouraged!
  • The entries will be judged by a panel of nurses.
  • There will be one deadline per year (which will be published on this website and in the BSPED newsletter once set) with the prize awarded at the annual autumn BSPED meeting.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and not subject to appeal.

See Previous Award Winners