PINNT launch a new Award and invite nominations

'The Tracy Hill Patient Champion Award'
Background: Tracy Hill was a volunteer and staunch supporter of PINNT for over 23 years. She was diagnosed with superior mesenteric artery syndrome and neuropathic small bowel pseudo-obstruction, leading to home parenteral nutrition (PN). Sadly Tracy passed away in early 2022 and we are proud to launch this award in her memory.
During Home Artificial Nutrition (HAN) week in 2019 Tracy shared her story. Here is an extract, “I’m not saying it’s easy, far from it, personally I believe mind over matter can make a big difference! Having medical conditions isn’t something I’m pleased about, nor having PN but I can’t change it, I’ve learnt to live with it and enjoy what I can do rather than what I can’t do.”
It was her determination and spirit that enabled her to demonstrate exceptional commitment to championing what people in similar situations could achieve. Tracy believed that illness and artificial feeding should not define anyone, everyone should be encouraged and supported to achieve their own goals. Tracy delighted in spending time with her family, being part of special occasions, her friends and travelling to represent PINNT wherever she felt she could make a positive difference.

Award criteria: It can be an individual, a team or establishment who has championed the cause of an individual or group of people on home artificial nutrition, and related directly to the treatment, personal goals and ambitions while on home artificial nutrition i.e., someone/group who has/have gone the extra mile.

Who can nominate?
You can self-nominate or nominate an individual who has shown care, compassion and support to people or a person living with artificial nutrition within the UK.

Who can be nominated? Anyone who meets the criteria. A family member, a friend, an individual healthcare professional (hospital or community based), a carer (paid or unpaid), a clinical team, a homecare nurse/employee, homecare supplier, the list is endless.
What information is required about the nominee(s): 
  • Their name(s).
  • How you know them.
  • The reason(s) why they would be a worthy winner.
  • How they meet the relevant criteria.
  • At least one example that demonstrates their caring and compassionate nature. 
What information is required about you: 
  • Your full name.
  • Your email address.
  • Your full postal address.
  • A contact telephone number. 
How long should the submission be? No more than one side of an A4 sheet of paper, 1000-1200 words max.

How to submit a nomination:
  • You can send it via email to
  • Or post it to PINNT, PO Box 3126 Christchurch, Dorset BH23 2XS  
We are delighted to open the nomination process.  
Closing date for nominations: Monday 18th July 2022 by 5 pm.
If you have any questions relating to the nomination process, please do not hesitate to contact PINNT via one of the following:
Phone: 020 3004 6193
Terms and conditions: 
  • An individual can submit more than one nomination for different candidates.
  • PINNT will establish an independent panel to review nominations. It will comprise of PINNT trustees, Tracy daughter, and two independent members.
  • The award will be announced and presented during Home Artificial Nutrition (HAN) Week 2022; 1 – 7 August.
  • The award which is being designed and produced ready for the announcement will be presented to the recipient. If they are not available for the presentation PINNT will ensure it is delivered personally to the recipient.
  • There is no cash alternative to the award.
  • The judging panel’s decision will be final.



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