Staff Awards 2021

After an unprecedented 18 months which saw the 2020 staff awards being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic the annual Whittington Health staff awards are back for 2021 and nominations are now open!

Our annual awards ceremony recognises the difference our staff make to the lives of our patients and how they help us to be the best that we can be – especially during a year like no other.

Nominations are now open and we invite you to get involved and nominate a staff member or team who you believe should be recognised for their exceptional care and commitment.

Nominations are open until 2.00pm on Friday 17 September, so don’t wait to get your nomination in, straight away:
  • Patient Choice Award
    If you or a relative have been treated by a member of our staff that you would like to say thank you to, you can nominate them for our special patient award. The patient award will be presented to the member of staff or team who you feel has made a clear difference to the care you receive. This can include improving customer service, increasing the quality of a service, changing how it is delivered or simply delivering great care. You can nominate by clicking here.
Our staff are also invited to nominate their colleagues who deserve recognition in the following categories:

Successful Innovation, Transformation or Efficiency Award
This award will recognise an individual or team who has:
Implemented an innovation to how we work or deliver services (clinical or corporate) which has delivered a measurable efficiency saving.
Ensured that as a result of the project the quality of the service has been maintained or improved.
Can show an efficiency gain.
Was proactive in seeking out ways to improve the service.
Ideally reacting to patient, service user or staff feedback.

AHPs into Action Award

This award will recognise the Allied Health Professional who has demonstrated the impacts set out for the future vision for the Allied Health Professions set out in “AHPs into action” to deliver improvements in our care or efficiency.
AHPs will improve the health and wellbeing of people and populations.
AHPs will support and provide solutions to general practice and urgent and emergency services to address demand.
AHPs will support integration, addressing historical service boundaries to reduce duplication and fragmentation.
AHPs will deliver evidence based/ informed practice to address unexplained variances in service quality and efficiency
OR
Has improved patient care through innovative use of the skills of their Allied Health Profession.

Individual Commitment to Excellence in a Clinical Role Award
This award is open to anyone who has shown an outstanding commitment to delivering excellent clinical patient care. The criteria is deliberately broad because so many of our staff go above and beyond – however, we are looking for the very best examples of colleagues who have delivered work in the past year which is truly exceptional.

Individual Commitment to Excellence in a Non-Clinical Role Award

This award is open to anyone who has shown an outstanding commitment to delivering excellent support services delivered in clinical or non-clinical areas. The criteria is deliberately broad because so many of our staff go above and beyond – however, we are looking for the very best examples of colleagues who have delivered work in the past year which is truly exceptional.

Team Commitment to Excellence Award

This award is open to a team who have delivered excellent patient care, staff support, or corporate services, despite the challenges of the pandemic. The criteria is deliberately open – but we want to reward a team who have improved the way that they work in the past year, either as a result of the pandemic or through a planned series of improvements delivered despite COVID-19.

Improving Patient Safety Award

This award will recognise an individual or team who has:
Made a significant contribution to making a measurable improvement to patient safety.
Acted on feedback or from a mistake or near miss
Was open and transparent in that learning
Was proactive in seeking out ways to improve safety
Brought the team with them

Supporting Patient Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic Award

This award will recognise an individual or team who has :
made a real and lasting difference to the experience our patients have by improving the way we do things.
Was proactive in seeking out ways to improve safety
Brought the team with them

Paula Mattin – Emerging Leader Award

This award will recognise an individual who is quickly developing as a leader amongst their peers. Leaders do not have to be managers and they do not necessarily have had to lead a corporate programme. The leadership they have shown must have been around a project or issue which enhances and ties in with the ICARE values.

Outstanding Contribution to Supporting a Compassionate and Inclusive Culture Award

This award will recognise someone who consistently demonstrates and promotes a culture of compassion and inclusivity. This could be a line manager who has successfully delivered change within a term or service whilst demonstrating these qualities or a colleague who has acted with compassion towards their colleagues. The winner will have demonstrate that everyone is included.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This award will recognise the outstanding contribution of our unpaid volunteer staff in helping patients and the public and/or supporting the trust to provide great care.

Unsung Hero Award
This award will recognise someone who often goes the extra mile and makes a difference to our patients and/or the working lives of others or who performed a significant and noteworthy act way beyond what would usually be expected of someone in that role and who has not been recognised for it elsewhere.

Patient Choice Award

If you or a relative have been treated by a member of our staff that you would like to say thank you to, you can nominate them for our special patient award. The patient award will be presented to the member of staff or team who you has delivering great care that went above and beyond what might ordinarily have been expected, in a safe manner.
 
Nominating is quick and easy. To nominate the member of staff or team you feel fits the bill, simply complete this nomination form. You can make as many nominations as you like but duplicate nominations for the same person or team in the same category from the same nominator won’t be counted. The closing date for all nominations is 2.00pm on Friday 17 September.
 

Tips for great nominations:

    • We are looking for the best of the best - don't play down their achievements!
    • Please provide evidence as to why the person you are nominating should get the award - ideally this will be measurable. Judges always have a really hard job deciding who should receive the award, so the nominations which have the strongest evidence will be successful.
    • You don't need to provide a very long submission, a short, succinct paragraph with strong evidence can be just as good as a long nomination.
    • Consider what we are looking for when you write your nomination - each category has a short description to help you with this.
    • Don't leave it until the last minute to submit.
    • Don't discuss your nomination with your nominee - don't spoil the surprise!
    • If you have any questions please contact Communications.WhittHealth@nhs.net

All nominations will then be considered by an expert panel from across the trust’s staff and board.
 
We look forward to receiving your nominations - if you have any questions please contact us at communications.whitthealth@nhs.net

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