Awards for Excellence
in Innovative Implementation of Clinical Guidelines
The National Lead Clinicians Group (LCG) Awards for Excellence in Innovative Implementation of Clinical Guidelines recognise and reward creative, successful and cost-effective approaches to implementation of best practice.
The Awards will be presented as part of the National Clinicians Network National Forum (National NCN Forum) in June 2013.
Finalists will be sponsored to attend the National NCN Forum to showcase their implementation approach by way of a presentation, and winner(s) will each receive an award of $10,000. All finalists will receive a certificate signed by the Commonwealth Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP.
Winner(s) may be requested to present their entries at NCN Forums to be undertaken by the National LCG during 2013-14.
Aim of the National NCN Forum 2013
The National NCN Forum in June 2013 will be the final event in an annual series of state and national forums held across Australia to enhance clinical leadership and engagement in the Australian health system. The forums are designed to provide a valued platform for ongoing strategic conversations among clinicians, managers and executives. The National NCN forum will be hosted by the National LCG.
Clinical Guidelines in Practice
Clinical Guidelines are developed as a benchmark and guide to best clinical practice, and to ensure appropriate and effective patient outcomes are achieved. At the National NCN Forum in June 2013, the National LCG will showcase innovative, successful and cost-effective implementation of clinical guidelines, with an emphasis on creative approaches and how relevant barriers have been overcome.
The Awards are open to clinicians and managers from across the spectrum of health care. Approaches with broader applicability for multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral implementation are encouraged. It is envisaged that all finalists will make a presentation covering their implementation approach at the National NCN Forum.
Suggested themes include, but are not limited to, approaches to implementation focused on: strengthening primary care; delivering health services to people living with disability; the consumer, carer and community; private hospitals; the interface between acute hospital care and primary community care for treatment of people living with chronic disease(s).
Awards for Excellence Application Guide
Further information about the application process is available in the Application Guide:
If you are experiencing any problems downloading the Application Form, please email National LCG Secretariat