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Face of AfPP 2021 Competition

Released on - 23/10/2020

Face of AfPP 2021 Competition

Do you want to be the Face of AfPP’s Social Media in 2021?

This year’s Face of AfPP competition has been so successful that we’ve decided to re-run it for 2021.

Each of the winners will become the cover photo for The Association for Perioperative Practice’s social media accounts for one month in the run up to the 2021 AfPP Annual Conference in August. One overall winner will be announced at the conference and their image will then become the face of AfPP for the rest of the year.

AfPP takes patient outcomes and the wellbeing of all perioperative practitioners very seriously. As part of our Caring for those who Care campaign, we have carried out two surveys with perioperative professionals to find out more about culture within operating theatres and the impact it has on staff wellbeing. 

Responders to both surveys highlighted concerns about the culture within operating theatres. They expressed concerns about the impact a negative culture and bullying were having on staff wellbeing and patient safety. 

We would like you to share with us how your workplace has addressed issues like these, including  initiatives you have put in place to develop a supportive and positive culture within your immediate team or with the department as a whole. 

How to enter:

Send us a description and evidence of how your team creates a safe, supportive environment and an open and honest culture. You should also tell us if ideas shared by members of the team have been acted on and changes made as a result. 

Perhaps you have introduced a ‘thumbs up’ board to highlight great practice; or helped to create a happier and more productive environment through finding and developing ways to engage and communicate in a positive way with colleagues. Maybe teams or individuals have been empowered to develop solutions to issues that have challenged team performance in the past.  

Whatever it is that you’ve done to create a more positive and supportive culture, we’d like to hear about it!  

We also need you to submit an image/images that represent what you feel a safe and supportive perioperative team looks like.  The image will be used on AfPP’s social media to promote your team and your ideas so it needs to be high res.

Please also include full names and roles of all those included in the image, along with details of any costs associated with implementing your initiatives or processes.

Entries open on Friday 23 October 2020 and will close at midnight on Friday 11 December 2020.

All entries should be sent to marketing@afpp.org.uk.

Prize:

The image submitted by each of the eight winning teams will become the cover photo for The Association for Perioperative Practice’s social media accounts for one month in the run up to the 2021 AfPP Annual Conference in August. Winners will also be featured in our monthly E-bulletin and on our website.

What’s more, one overall winner will be announced at the conference and their image will then become the face of AfPP for the rest of the year.

All entries will also be available to view at the AfPP 2021 Annual Conference.

Each winning team will also recieve a Betty's tea and biscuits bag to enjoy! 

Terms and conditions

  • Team names should be provided upon entry and only one entry per team may be submitted.
  • By entering you authorise AfPP to use your image across social media and at the AfPP 2021 Annual Conference.
  • Initiative descriptions should be no longer than 1,000 words.
  • Entries should include the names and job titles of those in the image you provide. This will not be counted in the word count. 
  • All entries will be judged by a professional panel of AfPP employees.

The image used is from April's 2020 winner, you can read their entry here.

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