These annual awards were established to keep people 'enthused' and thinking about how they can apply training in risk assessment and management in their practice. Application is simple: just 1,000 words and the preparedness to discuss what you have written. The application may be on your own behalf or on behalf of your service and each successful submission will be published on our website.
The benefit of receiving such an award is primarily in satisfaction and status. The tangible benefit is in the form of a certificate, which states your receipt of the award. You will also be able to put the words “Recipient of the APT-DICES® Award for Excellence in Risk Assessment and Management 2017” on your letters / emails, if you wish.
What the award looks for is: (A) a description of an assessment / intervention with a patient or group of patients, (B) the assessment/intervention will feature DICES® largely, although not necessarily being the only action you make with this patient, (C) what you describe should “inspire” other people who read it – they should have ideas they want to implement in their practice too.
The awards are made annually, and the closing date for submissions is the last day of May. You can make submissions at any time during the year, and they will be retained and examined shortly after the closing date. Submit your entries by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org