Nominations for the 2019 STAR Awards are open!

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Nominations are now open for the NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards. This is your chance to nominate your STAR.

Chief Executive Grant Archibald was joined by some of last year’s winners to officially launch the 2019 STAR Awards at Ninewells Hospital.

Now in their third year, the STAR Awards celebrate the individuals, teams and services working within NHS Tayside that deliver outstanding patient care or go the extra mile in their job.

You can nominate your NHS Tayside STARs in six categories – Outstanding Individual (clinical), Outstanding Individual (non-clinical), Outstanding Team, Innovation in Practice, Quality/Service Improvement and Inspiring Educator.

The different award categories mean that staff working in all job roles across the organisation can be nominated, including frontline medical staff, those working in the community, our support service staff and those who work behind the scenes in our research labs, medical records or other ‘hidden’ departments who may not deal with patients on a day-to-day basis.

Nominations can be made online at

Chief Executive Grant Archibald said, “I’m delighted to officially launch the 2019 STAR Awards. These awards are a great opportunity for members of the public and colleagues to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our staff.

“We know that often it’s the little things that make the biggest difference to patients, their families and colleague, 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 NHS Tayside staff can be nominated, including medical and nursing staff, therapists, community staff and support staff.”

If you believe you know an unsung hero or team of heroes who have really gone that extra mile, it is quick and easy to nominate your own STAR at

Anyone who has difficulty accessing the website or who needs assistance to complete the nomination form can call 01382 632021.

Closing date for nominations is Friday, 1 March at 5pm.

Chairman John Brown said, “Last year’s awards were a fantastic success with the number of nominations far exceeding our expectation which is testament to the high regard that the public have for staff. There were lots of very worthy winners and runners up and I’m sure that this year will be no different.”

Members of the public can also nominate their NHS Tayside STARs in the Outstanding Individual (clinical), Outstanding Individual (non-clinical) and Outstanding Team categories.

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