NHS Lanarkshire staff awards launched

NHS staff can be nominated for an award
NHS staff can be nominated for an award

The nomination period for NHS Lanarkshire’s staff awards is now open.

The new awards will see healthcare staff from across Lanarkshire being recognised for the inspirational work that they do.

Patients, visitors and staff can nominate staff and volunteers for the care that they provide.

The nomination period will run until January 31, 2016, with the winners being announced at a ceremony on Wednesday, May 18.

Calum Campbell, chief executive, said: “We have a lot of hard-working and dedicated staff throughout Lanarkshire who provide an exceptional standard of care to patients on a daily basis.

“NHS staff are often present at some of the most challenging events in a person’s life and the care that they give in these times can make a lasting impression on a patient, their family and carers.

“We often hear from members of the public who are looking for a way to recognise staff who have given them a positive health care experience.

“The Staff Awards is an excellent opportunity for us all to appropriately acknowledge and recognise our dedicated staff and volunteers.

“The award categories pay special attention to those who are unsung heroes, those who go the extra mile to deliver outstanding services and those who provide exceptional person-centred care.

“The awards also recognise teams and individuals who are innovative, in addition to those who continuously improve services.

“There is also a category to recognise volunteers who excel in their commitment to support the health and care needs of the people of Lanarkshire.”

Volunteers who work in NHS Lanarkshire and any NHS Lanarkshire employed staff, including domestic and administration staff, nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, doctors and consultants, are eligible for nomination.

The award categories are:

Outstanding individual;

Outstanding team;

Outstanding care;

Outstanding volunteer;

Innovation in practice;

Service improvement.

A dedicated nomination website can be accessed via www.nhslanarkshire.org.uk.

Nominations can also be made by telephone by calling 01698 377790.

In addtional, nomination forms are available from healthcare sites across the NHS Lanarkshire area.

These forms can be returned in the freepost envelope attached to the form.