2024 Primary Care Awards Categories & Criteria

2024 Primary Care Awards Categories & Criteria

About the Awards
Welcome to the Sydney North Health Network Primary Care Awards Application // Nomination for 2024.  
Celebrating excellence in caring for our community
  • Submissions close Thursday 1 August 2024
  • Finalists announced Thursday 12 September 2024
  • Winners announced Thursday 24 October 2024

For each nomination there is a requirement for:

  • Entry title/organisation name – 50-word limit
  • Summary – 100-word limit
  • Nomination submission – 500 word maximum

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact email awards@snhn.org.au

Technology in Primary Care Award

Awarded to the healthcare organisation or service provider that demonstrates leadership in the use of technology to support their patients. A patient is defined as any individual who accesses primary care and could  be considered a client or consumer as well. 

Primary Care Leadership Award

Awarded to the healthcare organisation, clinic/team or service provider and individual that has best demonstrated innovation and leadership in primary care or the values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.​

Dedication to Service Award

This is a peer nominated award for an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication to providing quality primary care over many years. The individual is well respected by peers and patients and actively participates in the community and with professional bodies.

Primary Care Innovation Award

​Awarded to the health centre or clinic/team or service provider that demonstrates outstanding innovation in primary care.​

Cultural Safety, Awareness and Practice Award

Awarded to the healthcare organisation or service provider that demonstrates being responsive to the diversity of, and differences, in our communities to improve and support health access of First Nations people or those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds (CALD).  

Awards Criteria

Please tell us in more detail how you or your organisation put patients first within your work by addressing each of the following criteria.

Please address the following in your nomination:

  • What problem were you addressing, and how did you prioritise patients?
  • How did the patient input shape your approach and what impact was observed?
  • What outcomes were achieved, and can you provide data demonstrating impact?
  • How has this delivered on increasing equity of access to primary care services?
  • What are your plans for sustaining and developing this patient focus?

Other points to consider for inclusion:

  • Organisational / individual achievement​
  • Patient input influence and data demonstrating impact​
  • Partnerships​
  • Innovation and quality ​
  • Sustainable and scalable ​
  • Relationship to SNHN values ( Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence)