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Neonatal Excellence Awards


Bliss’ Neonatal Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding individuals, teams and projects that make a difference to babies born premature or sick through delivering high quality family-centred care as part of The Bliss Baby Charter.

Family-centred care places babies and parents at the heart of the care they receive on the neonatal unit, ensuring that parents are empowered and supported to look after their baby in a supportive environment.

The Bliss Baby Charter (hyperlink the Bliss Baby Charter) was designed to standardise high quality family-centred care across the UK. It is a practical framework for hospitals to ensure facilities, information and support are in place to encourage parents to be with their baby as much as possible.

On Monday, 12th March  Bliss will be recognising the winners of the Bliss’ Neonatal Excellence Awards for outstanding achievements in family-centred care.

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You can nominate outstanding individuals, teams and projects via our online form (hyperlink online form). All nominees must come from a hospital that is working towards their Bliss Baby Charter Accreditation. Find out if your local hospital is talking part by looking at the Bliss Baby Charter map  (insert link to the map).

The Award categories are:

Parents’ choice

This award recognises an outstanding health professional who has provided exceptional family-centred care in 2017.

Project of the Year

This award recognises a project or initiative that improves outcomes for babies through excellent family-centred care.

Team of the year

This award recognises a team which has demonstrated collaborative working and ambition towards the delivery of family-centred care.


The deadline for all nominations is XXX and will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges. Winners will be contacted by the Bliss Baby Charter team and invited to attend the Bliss Baby Charter conference on 12th March  in Manchester to receive their award. Winners will be given two free places at the conference.

Nomination form


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