Learning Matters nominations have now closed for 2017.

The Learning Matters partnership would like to expressly thank everyone who has submitted a nomination this year. The standard of nominations has been exceptionally high and there are many invaluable stories to be told about why learning matters.


Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) and Health Education England (HEE) launched a new joint regional award programme and learning campaign, Learning Matters, to celebrate all kinds of learning across the health and care sector in January 2017. See: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/hee-your-area/north-west/our-work/research-innovation/adult-learners-week-awards/learning-matters-north-west-health-care-awards-2017

Award judging

Judging will take place between Monday 24 April and Thursday 27 April. Nine judging panels will be convened and meet to review nominations. Judges are drawn from the Learning Matters partnership and will include senior staff from HEE, Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW), Public Health England (PHE), the Academic Health and Science Networks (AHSNs) and the Workers' Education Association (WEA). Final decisions will be made on Friday 28 April. Nominators will be contacted in the first instance with award decisions.

After the initial sift of nominations to assign nominations to specific award panels, Gaye Jackson Head of Continuing Professional Development at HEE and lead judge commented,' We always get a very high calibre nomination but this year it is going to be harder than ever to make some very difficult decisions about some truly outstanding people and projects.'

The value of every nomination

After regional winners are identified HEE will write to every nominator with a certificate of recognition for all nominees both individual and projects. This is deemed an essential component of the Learning Matter awards programme. Warren Escadale CEO VSNW commented, 'We firmly believe that everyone who has been nominated for these awards is playing a part in helping to deliver better health and social care for everyone.'


Regional award ceremony 15 June 2017

The regional award ceremony will be hosted by the Manchester Museum on 15 June 2017. An awards profile booklet will be available electronically after this date on partner websites and winner photographs will be posted.

Get nominating!