The Brian Turley Award for Patient and Carer Involvement
Closing date 17th March 2017

  • Teams who started their improvement projects with NIHR CLAHRC NWL funding in October 2015
  • Individuals who started the NIHR CLAHRC NWL Improvement Leader Fellowship in April 2016
  • Nominations received from other groups or individuals will not be considered
  • There are word limits in the nomination form. Nominations that exceed the word limits by more than 10% are at risk of exclusion

Deadlines, decision and important dates
  • Nominations must be received by 12 Noon on Friday 17th March 2017. Nominations received after this time will not be considered
  • All eligible nominations will be considered by a panel of Judges, external to the CLAHRC NWL core team
  • The successful team or individual will be notified by Friday 7th April 2017
  • The Award will be made at the CLAHRC NWL Spring Collaborative Learning Event on Tuesday 25th April 2017
  • The Judges’ decision will be final and there will be no appeal 
  • Questions and queries about the award process can be directed to Rachel Matthews, Programme Lead PPEI, Tel. 020 331 53047

Judging Panel

Margaret Turley
Brian’s mother and My Medication Passport Ambassador (Co-Chair)
Jocelyn Cornwell
Director of the Point of Care Foundation (Co-Chair)
Steven Towndrow
Patient and Public Involvement/Engagement and Communications Officer North Thames CLAHRC
Stan Papoulias
Deputy Lead, Patient and Public Involvement Theme South London CLAHRC
Kandarp Thakkar
Chief Pharmacist Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

Before entering, read and consider the following success criteria carefully

What the judging panel will be looking for:
  1. Activity that has been designed and delivered with the input of patients and carers from as an early stage as possible 
  2. Attempts to involve and engage people who are less likely to be heard but have much to say for example children and young people, those with learning difficulties or sensory impairments and people from minority communities including carers 
  3. Reflection and a desire to improve the practice of patient and carer involvement moving it away from a tick-box exercise to a two-way learning process 

Guidance for the nomination form
  1. We recommend you use plain English to be inclusive 
  2. Avoid acronyms and jargon 
  3. You can use the National Involvement Standards 4Pi to structure your nomination:
  4. This link will give you tips about plain English:
  5. You must complete all sections

When you have completed and checked the form carefully retain a copy and send the original by email to or by post:
FAO Rachel Matthews
Programme Lead PPEI
4th Floor Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
369 Fulham Road
Chelsea SW10 9NH

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important inaugural award