Nominate your NHS Tayside STAR!

Nominations for STAR Awards 2020 are now openNominations are now open for the 2020 NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards, with new categories for staff to be recognised in.

Now in their fourth 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 nine categories.  These are Outstanding Individual (clinical), Outstanding Individual (non-clinical) Outstanding Team (clinical), Outstanding Team (non-clinical), Innovation and Improvement Award, Inspiring Educator/Trainer Award and Global Citizenship, as well as Young Achiever and Unsung Hero which are brand new categories for 2020.

Chief Executive Grant Archibald said, “These awards are a great opportunity for colleagues to show their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of our staff.

“No matter what their job is, any member of NHS Tayside 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.”

NHS Tayside Chair Lorna Birse-Stewart added, “We received a record number of nominations for last year’s awards. There were lots of very worthy winners and runners up and I’m sure that this year will be no different.”

If you believe you know a hero or team of heroes who have really gone that extra mile, it is quick and easy to nominate your own STAR online at http://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. The phone line is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Nominations close on Friday, 28 February 2020 at 5pm.

All finalists will be invited to the STAR Awards ceremony at the Apex Hotel in May, where the winners will be announced.

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