There are four categories for individuals who can work in any clinical or a non-clinical role.
Recognising someone who truly lives our values and makes a difference. They may not always get the praise and recognition for what they do; this was a chance for nominators to shine a light on their attitude, work and commitment.
Michael has an outstanding commitment to ensuring a first-class service to everyone using Trust catering facilities. He is unfailingly friendly, good natured and helpful; connecting with a wide range of people in the course of his work and treating all individuals with honesty and respect. He is never too busy for a smile and a kind word. Ordinarily based at Fieldhead, service demands have seen Michael working across the Trust, requiring huge effort and much responsibility, and he has shown exceptional dedication in applying himself to this challenge. Michael embodies the Trust values completely and clearly cares about the role he is performing.
Leader of the year
This is for anybody who has excellent leadership skills; they do not need to be in a formal management role. This award recognises the importance of ‘leading from every seat’ in the Trust, inspiring others and taking people with them.
Sharon is the change manager for the move from RIO to SystmOne, ensuring a strong focus on co-design and co-production. This led to a successful implementation phase which engaged over 400 staff from 100 different service areas. She helped recruit 300 superusers and over 400 people to be members of ongoing change groups. Sharon also led on the SystmOne training programme which saw over 3800 staff trained and passing assessments. Her commitment to continual improvement means she provides a valuable challenge and support to her colleagues. Despite pressures and an increasing workload she does all this with a smile and a hearty welcome for everyone.
Recognising anyone who is on the up in their career, whether new into the Trust or in an evolving role. This is for someone who has a bright future in front of them; they can inspire change and are making a real difference.
Josh’s dedication, passion and continued commitment to the service users and the team as a whole is inspiring. He takes the lead on projects such as setting up a gaming group where he sourced equipment, secured the venue and now runs the group independently. He has a wealth of experience that has been beneficial to the service users and this only enhances the support and care that is delivered by the team, making him an excellent addition. Josh was a service user himself under the team in previous years. After struggling with his own mental health, he now inspires others.
This is for someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Trust and its work. They may have been working for the NHS for a long time or perhaps they have triumphed over adversity – either way, they have achieved something remarkable.
Sophie has carried out excellent work within a supported living environment where she supported individuals at the end of life who had a learning disability and developed dementia. As well as helping staff to develop skills and confidence supporting someone with end of life care she also encouraged them and the service users to think about what everyone would want when they die, showing respect for a person’s wants and wishes. This meant they knew that one person wanted bright colours at his funeral and a lion on his coffin, which they were able to arrange. Being able to respect the person’s last wishes helped the co-tenants and staff with their grief.
View details of all our shortlisted finalists in our brochure.
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