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Neonatal Excellence Awards


Bliss’ Neonatal Excellence Awards recognises and celebrates 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 nurturing environment.

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 12 March 2018, Bliss will be holding the Bliss Baby Charter conference and recognising excellent care through, Bliss’ Neonatal Excellence Awards for outstanding achievements in family-centred care.

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 Monday, 22nd January 2018 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 Monday, 12th March in Manchester to receive their award. 

Winners will be given two free places at the conference.


You can nominate outstanding individuals, teams and projects via our online form.  

All nominations must come from hospital working towards their Bliss Baby Charter Accreditation. Find out if your local hospitals is talking part here.

Nomination form


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