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Staff excellence awards categories

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Click on the headings below to find out more about this year's categories.

People's Award public/patient nomination

Volunteer of the Yearpublic/patient/staff nomination

Making a Difference Award - staff nomination

Inspirational Leader Award - staff nomination

Team of the Year (clinical) - staff nomination

Team of the Year (non-clinical) - staff nomination

Equality and Inclusion Award - staff nomination

Unsung Hero Award (clinical) - staff nomination

Unsung Hero Award (non-clinical) - staff nomination

 

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year's Staff Excellence Awards is Sunday 17 March 2019.


 

The People’s Award  - public/patient nomination 

 We invited members of the public, patients, service users, carers and stakeholders to nominate an individual or team dedicated to providing quality care and an exceptional level service.

Who demonstrates the ethos of the Trust’s purpose, vison and values on a daily basis and who can be depended on to always provide a smile and a helping hand.  

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Undertaken something innovative or exceptional which has made a real impact to your life
  • Demonstrated a caring, compassionate and committed approach and attitude which is consistent of a ‘can-do’ nature/nothing is too much trouble
  • Really made a difference to someone’s experience and recovery
  • Completed work above and beyond or ‘gone the extra mile’.

Submit a nomination by using this link>

 


 

Volunteer of the Year Award  public/patient nomination

Our committed troupe of volunteers, peer support workers and governors offer their valuable time and energy to support the Trust all year round.  They make a vital contribution to improving the lives of our patients, day in, day out.  We want to recognise and reward these efforts.

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Supporting local teams and the positive impact on patients, service users or staff 
  • Helping people to access particular services or opportunities in the community 
  • Supporting the delivery of safe, high quality services 
  • Demonstrating commitment, dedication and passion in their volunteering role.  

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>


 

The following additional categories were also open for LPFT employees to nominate their colleagues in.

Making a Difference Award 

For an individual or team (clinical or non-clinical), demonstrating an improvement or innovation which has made a positive difference for patients or staff. Someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty every single day to put patients first and showcase best practice. 

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Putting patients at the centre of care 
  • Improving access to diagnosis and treatment 
  • Increasing public confidence in Trust services 
  • Providing excellent customer service.

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>


 

Inspirational Leader Award

Anyone at any level can be a leader and make a difference to services. We’re looking for role models who create a positive impact and develop those around them, through their leadership style or willingness to help other people be the very best they can.

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • How they have supported a local team through the challenges of the year 
  • Demonstrating inspirational qualities that motivate and support colleagues 
  • Embracing their own personal development and that of others in the team 
  • Making positive service changes and raising staff morale.  

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>


 

Team of the Year Award (clinical)

This award recognises a new or established clinical team that can demonstrate impressive achievement through excellence in teamwork. We’re looking for a team able to show how working together was vital to its success, either within LPFT or across boundaries.  

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Putting patients at the centre of care 
  • Consistently delivering on performance, or examples of positive feedback from patients/service users and their families or other colleagues 
  • Overcoming difficult circumstances to improve services and continue to provide high quality care 
  • Implementing new ways of working that have made significant improvements to the quality or safety of care or created greater efficiencies within the service.

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>


 

Team of the Year Award (non-clinical)

This award recognises a new or established non-clinical team that can demonstrate impressive achievement through excellence in teamwork. We’re looking for a team able to show how working together was vital to its success, either within LPFT or across boundaries.

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Consistently delivering on performance or examples of positive feedback from colleagues they’ve supported 
  • Examples of overcoming difficult circumstances to improve or continue to provide a high quality service 
  • Implementing new ways of working that have made significant improvements to how they support clinical teams, patient care, or created greater efficiencies 
  • Going above and beyond what is expected of the team for the benefit of colleagues or patients.

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>


 
Equality and Inclusion Award

To recognise an impressive dedication to ensuring that equality and inclusion lie at the heart of their day to day work, and in their belief and commitment to the Trust, its values, processes and behaviours, particularly with regard to the Equality Act protected characteristics.

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Engaging hard to reach groups and actively involving patients and carers in service delivery and improvements 
  • Promoting and enabling access to services for people with protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation) 
  • Ensuring that when at work, those around them feel able to ‘be themselves’.

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>


 

Unsung Hero Award (clinical)

Awarded to a member of staff who’s not yet had a share of the limelight or an opportunity to shine.  Someone who fully deserves recognition for making a difference to others and who performs above and beyond the call of duty at all times. 

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Putting patients at the centre of care 
  • Continued dedication to delivering their local service to the best of their ability, or going the extra mile 
  • Demonstrating the ethos of the Trust’s purpose, vision and values.

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>


 

Unsung Hero Award (non-clinical)

 Awarded to a member of staff who’s not yet had a share of the limelight or an opportunity to shine. Someone who fully deserves recognition for making a difference to others and who performs above and beyond the call of duty at all times.

Here are some examples of what they may have done:

  • Continued dedication to delivering their local service to the best of their ability, or going the extra mile 
  • Demonstrating the ethos of the Trust’s purpose, vision and values 
  • Making a real difference by supporting clinical services to deliver patient care or more effective services.

 Submit a nomination by using this link>>