Staff recognition awards

Staff recognition award nominations for 2017
Nominations are now closed

The aim of our awards is to recognise the efforts and achievements of our dedicated staff who go the extra mile to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve.

If you want to shine the spotlight on the great work of a colleague, service or team that has gone to extraordinary lengths to help provide exceptional service, care and support, then we want to hear from you.

Information about the 2017 nomination process

  • You can submit a nomination for an individual or team across a range of seven award categories covering everything from “Transforming Lives” to “Unsung heroes”
  • We’re keen to represent our diverse workforce, especially welcomed are nominations for black and minority ethnic (BME staff).
  • Service users and their carers will be able to nominate staff for two of the awards: ‘Kindness and caring’ and ‘Transforming lives’.
  • You can only nominate a team/individual for one award, so choose your category carefully.
  • You can nominate Trust staff employees only (i.e. paid employees of SLaM, those who have a trust employee number, not individuals who receive payment for a rewarded activity).

To make a nomination you need to answer these 2 questions, they are a key part of the judging process:

  • Q1 Tell us why you have chosen this Staff award category for your nomination (Maximum of 100 words).
  • Q2 We are looking for individuals or teams that really have gone the extra mile, tell us example(s) how you feel that they had done something over and above what would be expected from their role. (Maximum of 250 words).

Your response to these two questions can be copied and pasted from Microsoft Word to the online form

The nomination categories for 2017 are:

Kindness and Caring

For individuals who have demonstrated outstanding compassion and kindness in their work.

Transforming lives

For teams or individuals who have used their skill, compassion and expertise to make a significant contribution to someone’s personal recovery journey, working in collaboration to transform their experience of care and inspiring hope for a positive future.

Leading and inspiring

For individuals in leadership or managerial roles at all levels and across all professions who have ultimately improved people’s health by inspiring and motivating others through their determination, innovation and leadership skills.

Quality, excellence and learning

For teams or individuals demonstrating exceptional performance to improve quality, safety or the way they work and the importance of coproduction in Quality Improvement and service redesign.

Team of the year

For teams who consistently make a great impact delivering cross cutting work of notable importance.

Unsung heroes

For teams or individuals, to recognise their incredible work tirelessly supporting others behind the scenes.

Working in partnership

For teams or individuals who work in partnership with other professionals or agencies and have collaborated to achieve the best outcomes for people who use our services.

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