Nominate specialist teams for NHS Trust awards!


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging people to nominate specialist teams for the Values into Excellence awards – the Trust’s new staff recognition scheme.

The Trust’s specialist teams provide services across Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield in the following areas:

  • Adult learning disabilities
  • Pharmacy​
  • Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Specialist forensic CAMHS
  • Dietetic

Values into Excellence celebrates the hard work and excellent services that staff provide every day. To do this, people are being asked to nominate specialist teams from the Trust that have lived one or more of the organisation’s values to deliver an excellent service:

The Trust values are:

  • Honest open and transparent
  • Respectful
  • Person first and in the centre
  • Improve and be outstanding
  • Relevant today, ready for tomorrow
  • Families and carers matter

Examples of living the values could include teams that have; put people at the centre of care by asking them to be involved in decisions about the support they are receiving, worked closely with carers to ensure they have the resources to care for their loved one or used innovative technology to improve the quality of life of people in our local communities.

Ian Black, Trust chair explained, “Making sure that our staff live the Trust values is key as they create a common sense of purpose for all staff and unite our services. The values guide us each day to make sure we provide the best possible care for local people.

“Everyday teams from the Trust work hard to provide excellent services to the people who we work with. It’s really important that we celebrate the work of our staff by giving them the recognition they deserve.

“Values into Excellence is a great opportunity for people who have come into contact with the Trust’s specialist teams to let them know that they’re doing a great job.”

Anyone can nominate a team by completing a simple online form on the Trust’s website at where you can also find a list of teams that are part of the Trust’s specialist services. Entries will close midnight on Saturday 28 February.

Every team within the Trust that gets nominated will receive a certificate presented to them by their director. From all of the nominations received, one team from specialist services will be selected as the ‘winner of winners’ by a panel of judges including Trust chair Ian Black, representatives from the Trust’s Members’ Council and Staff Side union.

The winner will be invited along to a special event where their achievement will be celebrated with senior representatives from the Trust including Steven Michael, Trust chief executive and Ian Black, Trust chair.

Nominate specialist teams for NHS Trust awards!

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