Awards and Grants

Awards and Grants

IPS run an Annual Awards Programme 

The Infection Prevention Society 2021 Awards are now open for entry

Celebrating excellence in infection prevention

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 28 June 2021

“The awards enable us to recognise the talent and commitment that lies within our membership at a branch/special interest group, team and at individual practitioner level. 

 2020 / 2021 has been a year like no other.  As we start to emerge from the pandemic it is important that we take the time to recognise and celebrate the critical work of our members.

 Help us share the stories of your hard work and dedication, so that we can continue to raise the profile of the essential infection prevention work that is being done every day by our members.”

Awards Categories:

  • Category 1: IPS Practitioner of the Year

This award will be presented to an inspirational IPS member who stands out ‘above and beyond’ by implementing an innovative initiative to improve patient/ client experience or the delivery of the infection prevention and control service within their organisation, community or local population.

This award will be presented to an outstanding team who has implemented an innovative initiative to improve patient/ client experience or the delivery of the infection prevention and control service within their organisation, community or local population.

  • 28Category 3: IPS Branch/Special Interest Group of the Year

This award will be presented to an IPS branch or special interest group who demonstrates how they have introduced activities that have contributed to strengthening the branch function, including: meeting structure, attendance, study day attendance and innovation. 

  • Category 4: IPS Link Practitioner of the Year

This award will acknowledge a link practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to furthering infection prevention that has a direct impact on patient safety and care in their workplace.

Application Process:

  • The Awards application process is simple with completion of a short online entry form: CLICK HERE
  • To view the awards guidance: CLICK HERE

Important Dates:

  • The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight on Monday 28 June.
  • The shortlist will be announced in August
  • The winners will be announced during the Infection Prevention Society annual conference Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony on Tuesday 28 September in Liverpool.

Queries:

If you have any questions or problems accessing the online submission form, please contact us on 01506 292 042 or email Lynne IPSPA@fitwise.co.uk

Other Awards

Members of IPS are eligible to apply for a variety of awards and grants.  These awards can be to help further education and development or to recognise particular achievements. The Brendan Moore Award is awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to furthering the aims of the society whilst holding an official position in the society.

Brendan Moore Award

Background

Brendan Moore was an epidemiologist who had the insight to appoint the first infection control nurse in 1959.  Dr Moore was instrumental in the first Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA) conference in 1970 and the first ICNA President.

Purpose

The Brendan Moore award is bestowed on an individual who, in the opinion of the IPS Consultative Committee, meets the criteria laid down 

Criteria 

  • The person is a current member of the Society 
  • The person has made a significant contribution to furthering the aims and goals of the organisation 
  • The person has made this contribution while in an official position or closely involved with the work of the Society 
  • The person cannot be a current Trustee or Management Executive Group (MEG) member of the Society

Scope

Any member of the MEG or Consultative Committee may nominate an individual member of the Society for the award. One award may be made annually at the discretion of the Consultative Committee.

For a 2021 nomination form please click here. 

For a copy of the full criteria please click here.

Deadline

The nominator is responsible for submitting a nomination to the Honorary Secretary by the 12th February 2021 for consideration at the subsequent Consultative Committee (CC) meeting.

2020 Winner

Due to the cancellation of the annual conference, the 2020 winner will be announced at IP2021.

Honorary Membership Award

Background

The award for an honorary membership entitles the recipient to life-long membership of the Society at no cost to the individual.  This level of membership is equivalent to a full member.

Purpose

Honorary Membership is awarded to an individual who, in the opinion of the IPS Management Executive Committee, meets the criteria to be honoured with this prestigious category of membership 

Criteria 

  • Has carried out a significant role/roles on a voluntary basis for the benefit of the whole membership 
  • Made a significant contribution to furthering the aims and goals of the Society 
  • Has furthered the aims and goals of the organisation through significant input to national groups and committees on behalf of the Society over the course of their career. 

Scope

Any branch, committee or individual may nominate an individual for honorary membership who meets the criteria as laid out above.  Unless there are exceptional circumstances, no more than two awards will be made each year.

For a 2021 nomination form please click here 

For a copy of the full criteria please click here.

Deadline

The nominator is responsible for submitting a nomination to the Honorary Secretary by the 12th February 2021 for consideration at the next MEG meeting.

2020 Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 winners, Bob Darby and Philip Pugh.

Educational Grants for IPS Members Undertaking Specialist Courses in IPC

Where funds allow IPS aims to fund 5 grants  per year of up to £1500 pa for up to 2 years. This amount must be matched by the applicant or the applicant’s employer. A further year (year 3) may also be funded of up to £1000pa. Again this must be matched by the applicant/applicant’s employer. Applications will be yearly in Jan/Feb time with decisions in May/June. The award is open to full members only. 

There is no funding currently available for 2021 - please check for updates or email