We’re at the halfway point in the nominations period and we’ve already had over 250 nominations for the NHS Tayside STAR Awards! A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to nominate so far.
There’s still two weeks left so if you haven’t managed to nominate your STAR yet, please visit www.starawardstayside.scot.nhs.uk
Anyone who has difficulty accessing the website or who needs assistance to complete the nomination form can call the nomination phone line on 01382 632087 or 01382 740063. The phone line is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Nominations close on Monday, 5 February at 5pm.
You can nominate your NHS Tayside STARs in six categories and we’d love to see more nominations in the three categories that are only open to nominations from NHS Tayside staff – Innovation in Practice, Quality/Service Improvement and Inspiring Educator.
Chairman Professor John Connell said, “Our staff are committed to delivering high-quality healthcare to the people of Tayside and the STAR Awards are a great opportunity for members of the public and colleagues to show their appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
“Last year’s inaugural awards were a fantastic success with the number of nominations far exceeding our expectations. There were lots of very worthy winners and runners up and I’m sure that this year will be no different.
“We know that often it’s the little things that make the biggest difference to patients, their families and colleagues, so if someone has gone that extra mile for you, why not say thank you by nominating them for a STAR Award?
“No matter what their job is, any member of staff can be nominated, including medical and nursing staff, therapists, community staff, support staff and those who work in the more ‘hidden’ departments who may not deal with patients on a day-to-day basis.”
The award categories are:
- Outstanding Individual (clinical) e.g. a doctor, nurse, healthcare assistant, consultant, surgeon, physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc
Someone who goes the extra mile for their patient or colleagues/NHS Tayside
- Outstanding Individual (non-clinical) e.g. domestic assistant, porter, receptionist, catering staff etc
Someone who goes the extra mile within their job role helping colleagues/NHS Tayside or patients and visitors
- Outstanding Team e.g. a service, ward team or a team that works in the community etc
A team who works together going the extra mile for patients or colleagues/NHS Tayside
- Innovation in Practice
An individual or team who, through their research or innovation and commitment to do things in a new way, has positively changed the way services or support is provided or improved patient experience
- Quality/Service Improvement
An individual or team who has demonstrated a commitment to continuously improving services and adding value
- Inspiring Educator
An individual who mentors, supervises or trains people on the job. Someone who not only shares good practice and new skills, but is a role model for their values and attitudes. This will be an educator who has gone the extra mile to support, help and inspire learners in their work.
All finalists will be invited to the STAR Awards ceremony at the Apex Hotel in April, where the winners will be announced.