Who can make a nomination?

We would encourage everyone who has contact with the Health & Social Care sector to think about submitting an application form. Nominations can be made by anyone – carers, clients, Health professionals, employees and employers working within this sector, and the general public – simply by completing the application form online.

Who can be nominated?

The Health & Social Care Awards are open to all those who work within these sectors in the Herefordshire area including hospitals, surgeries, care homes, domiciliary care, health & wellbeing and those linked with the health and care of others can all be put forwarded for these awards.

Do I have to ask permission before nominating?

No, we will check with employers/employees if the nomination gets to the final stages.

Where can I make the nomination?

Postal or a web upload- Health & Social Care Awards, Hereford Times, Stirling House, Suite 23 1st Floor, Centenary Park, Skylon, Rotherwas, hR2 6FJ or www.herefordtimes.com/healthandsocialcareawards

Do I need to send anything else in or provide evidence?

Our experienced judging panel will make decisions based on the information provided on your nomination form, please answer the questions as fully as possible

How much work is involved in nominating someone?

All you need to do is complete the nomination form

How many nominations can I make?

You can make as many nominations as you wish. Please note however, that nominations will be sifted, and finalists short-listed based on the content of the nominations rather than the number of nominations received.

What happens once I have made a nomination?

Once the nomination closes all entries will be assessed by a panel of judges against the relevant criteria. From this nominations will be shortlisted in each category. Following the completion of the judging process the judges will determine a winner and two runners up in each category. At this stage the three finalists in each category will be informed and invited along to the Awards Ceremony.

Who organises and sponsors the awards?

The awards are organised by Hereford Times (Newsquest Media). The event’s sponsor are sponsored by local businesses within the area.

How are they judged?

An independent panel of expert judges will select the winners of each award. The judges’ decisions is final. The judges will place an entry into a more appropriate category if applicable. The organisers reserve the right to change deadlines and categories as appropriate. Entries will not be returned.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 23rd September, at The Three Counties Hotel, Belmont, Hereford