Star award categories

Anyone can nominate a team or individual for the following awards. Teams and individuals can self nominate but they most have the endorsement of their line manager.

Clinical team of the year

For a clinical team committed to harm free care that can demonstrate excellence in:

  • improving a service
  • managing a difficult issue, or
  • implementing a service change that benefits patients

Behind the scenes award

For a support (non-clinical) team or individual that can demonstrate excellence in:

  • improving a service,
  • managing a difficult issue,
  • implementing a service change that benefits its “customers”, or
  • supporting a clinical team to implement a service change that benefits patients.

Partnership working award

For a team that can demonstrate excellence in working in partnership to improve or change a service for the benefit of patients. The partnership working could be between teams within the trust, or with colleagues from other organisations.

Innovation award

For a team or individual that can demonstrate excellence in creating and implementing an innovation that has improved the clinical or non-clinical services they provide.

Volunteer of the year

For an individual, not directly employed by the trust, who through their volunteering efforts make a positive difference to a trust services or to the lives of patients.

The Margaret Toase unsung hero award

Given in memory of Margaret Toase, long standing chair of the trust’s staffside committee, this award is for an individual who goes that extra mile, demonstrating excellence in providing clinical or non-clinical services, and who puts patients at the heart of everything they do.

Transformation award

For a team or individual who has:

  • driven a service change to the benefit of patients or a service, or
  • initiated an anti-waste idea that has generated either financial or time savings for their service, and which has the potential to be implemented by other teams.

Infection reduction award

For a team or individual who has proved to have taken a zero tolerance attitude to healthcare acquired infections and seen a positive downturn in incidents within the ward or service the work in.

Fundraiser of the year award

For a fundraiser who has made a substantial contribution to assisting wards or services to deliver the highest quality of care to patients through their generous donations.

Extra Life award

For a team or individual who have planned and delivered a health promotion initiative that has improved the wellbeing of patients and/or staff.

Chairman’s award

From the winners of each of the previous awards Deborah Jenkins, the trust’s chairman, will choose one overall winner that best demonstrates excellence and the values of the trust.