Additional Annual Award Categories

Nominations for the annual awards ARE NOW OPEN! The closing date is 15th July 2017. The annual awards ceremony will take place on 13th September 2017.

We have five additional annual awards, each of which is described below:

Volunteer Award

This category recognises individuals who work tirelessly and generously give their time, enthusiasm and energy to help improve NHS services by supporting patients, visitors and their families.

Scoring criteria:

  1. Demonstrates enthusiasm and energy in their role
  2. Evidence of going above and beyond
  3. Evidence of continual commitment

Leadership / Management Award

This award recognises individuals who demonstrate highly effective and valued leadership or management of their team. This is for individuals who are an inspiration to others. They are outstanding in their role, lead by example and act with professionalism and integrity at all times. They are also approachable and supportive to colleagues and inspire them to develop and improve the services we provide.

Scoring criteria:

  1. Evidence of highly effective and valued leadership
  2. Evidence of leading by example
  3. Demonstrates approachability and supporting others

Outstanding Contribution Award

This award recognises individuals who have made an ongoing and outstanding contribution to Dorset HealthCare. These individuals could be our unsung heroes who always put their heart and soul into their work but rarely are recognised for the valuable contribution they make to the organisation. This award could also recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution to the national or international health agenda through research, best practice, innovative practices, development of a new service.

Scoring criteria:

  1. Evidence of an ongoing, outstanding contribution
  2. Evidence of a high level of commitment to their role
  3. Demonstrates making a significant contribution

Team of the Year

This award recognises the team who has gone the extra mile to consistently deliver an outstanding service throughout the year.

Scoring criteria:

  1. Evidence of a team who work extremely well together
  2. Demonstrates going the extra mile
  3. Evidence of supporting each other

Public & Patient Engagement Award - in collaboration with Healthwatch Dorset

This award recognises a person or team that uses great engagement that’s led to great outcomes. For example, working with volunteers, supporting carers, using a co-production approach to improve patient experience, using the views of patients to help improve your service.

Scoring criteria:

  1. Evidence of effectively gathering patient experience and involving patients/carers.
  2. Demonstrates how quality and patient experience has been improved.
  3. Evidence of a continued commitment to co-production / involving service users.
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