Make your nominations for the 2018 UK Radiographer of the Year and UK Team of the Year!

Published: 01 June 2018 Ezine

Now in their 15th year, the SoR Radiography Awards give radiographers the opportunity to recognise colleagues who go that extra mile to make a difference to patients and to improve service delivery.

The SoR Radiography Awards are generously sponsored by Carestream.

"Why should I nominate?"

Radiographers often talk of their frustration that the profession is not better recognised. How many times have you heard colleagues complain, “The health service is not just about doctors and nurses! We’re essential too?”

The profession’s profile has been raised significantly over recent years thanks to these annual awards. Coverage in newspapers local to award winners is widespread – readers like to know about people who have ‘done good’, particularly if they are health professionals who work at the local hospital. It gives patients and families a good feeling if they are being looked after by award-winning practitioners.

"But it's not fair to highlight one individual or one team above everyone else. We're all doing a good job."

The vast majority of practitioners do an excellent job, day in, day out. But the awards are the opportunity to let them know that their work and dedication is appreciated and should be recognised by both their peers and the public.There is no greater tribute than for your work to be acknowledged by your colleagues. That’s why the Society’s awards are so highly regarded by non-radiographers. Practitioners are nominated by other members of the profession, who will choose those that they perceive to be the best.

"Why else should I nominate?"

A highlight for many winners is the awards presentation made before an invited audience of the ‘great and the good’ of radiography, plus members of parliament and a high profile guest who presents the awards.

Another benefit is that the profile of the individual’s or team’s department increases dramatically. Everyone in the hospital, from the chief executive to the department manager, are aware that a member of staff or a team has won a high profile, nationally recognised award.

"But aren't the awards only for the profession's 'high flyers'?"

No, they aren’t. The majority of winners over the years have been down-to-earth practitioners carrying out the same kind of work as most other radiographers. Yes, the judges are also interested in a candidate or a team that is doing something a bit special or being innovative.

"What do I do next?"

Click on either of the links below and complete the form.

Click here for the SoR UK Radiographer of the Year 2018 entry form.

Click here for the SoR UK Radiography Team of the Year 2018 entry form.

Need some inspiration? Please click here to view some example nominations.

You must make your nominations by midnight on 6 July to be eligible for consideration.

The person who you nominate for the UK Radiographer of the Year award must be a current member of the Society of Radiographers. You too must be a member to be able to nominate them. A team must include at least one SoR member.

The awards will be made in November in Central London. Further information will be available shortly.

Please note: Nomination forms must be completed in one sitting so you will need to prepare your answers to all of the nomination questions.

To assist you with the completion of the form, the information required has been detailed below:

• Your full contact details.
• Full contact details of the individual you are nominating: • Full Name • Job Title • SoR Membership Number • Email Address  • Contact Telephone Number  •  Place of Work/Organisation.
• Why you believe the individual you are nominating deserves the title SoR UK Radiographer of the Year 2018.
• Where relevant, a full description of the individual's career/work to date.

• Your full contact details.
• Full details of the team you are nominating (Departmental Name/Organisation).
• Full contact details, including SoR membership numbers, for the team manager/leader and at least one other member of the team.
• Names of other team members.
• A description of the team's work.
• Why you believe the team you are nominating deserves the title SoR UK Radiography Team of the Year 2018.

The SoR Radiography Awards are generously sponsored by Carestream.