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Do you know a health care professional, team, administrator or organization that has made an exemplary innovation in patient-centred care?
If so, consider nominating them for the next iteration of the Merck Patients First Award, anticipated to take place in 2021.
A few important considerations:
  • Nominees must be informed of and have agreed to their nomination. You must ensure to obtain the nominee’s authorization prior to submitting the nomination.
  • All eligible submissions will be reviewed within two months of the closing date by an advisory review board.
  • Up to nine submissions will be selected for an award (up to 3 in Ontario, 3 in Quebec, 2 in the West, and 1 from Atlantic / Northwest Territories). The final number of awards will depend on the number of submissions received.
  • Award recipients will be notified in writing within 2 months of the review board meeting and, with their written permission, their names / stories will be subsequently published on this website and other Merck channels in Canada to support sharing of best practices in patient-centred care.
The 2019 competition is now closed.

How to submit a nomination:

Step 1. Review the evaluation criteria.
Step 2. Draft your story.
Step 3. Complete the online submission form when the 2021 competition opens.

See the list of Frequently Asked Questions for further details on the Award including eligibility, timing, and tips on the submission process.
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