Rules and Conditions

The judging panel reserves the right to re-allocate an application into a different category if they think it has a greater chance of success to the one originally nominated for. It is likely that the awards will attract a significant amount of local publicity – please tick the appropriate box on the application form to give your consent for this.

It will not be possible to return your entry so please be sure to make a copy of it prior to submission.

Who can apply?

The Thank You Awards are open to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff and volunteers who do not have the opportunity to be recognised via any other formal Trust process (excluding Long Service Awards.)

It does not matter whether your nominee works in front line care, behind the scenes or is involved in work that helps to motivate or train staff. Your application must in some way illustrate how that person contributes towards the service above and beyond what could normally be expected.

Individuals and teams can be nominated by:

  • A colleague or manager
  • A member of the public
  • A patient
  • A member of their team
  • An official Sheffield Teaching Hsopitals volunteer

Although self-nominations on an individual basis are not permitted, nominations where the nominee is a member of the nominated team are accepted.

Please note you cannot nominate a person / team:

  • in more than one category for the same piece of work
  • if they have received an Thank You award for the work previously

What the panel will be looking for:

Patient Experience award

  • Dedication above and beyond the call of duty
  • Provides a good example for others to follow
  • That it clearly demonstrates a positive outcome or improvement in patient/visitor experience

Patient Safety award

  • Clear demonstration of an improvement in patient safety standards or processes
  • Going above and beyond the call of duty to provide the highest quality of care to patients
  • Clear demonstration of where a positive outcome or improvement in patient care has been achieved
  • Provides a good example for others to follow

Innovation or Service Improvement award

  • Dedication above and beyond the call of duty
  • That the nomination is unique or pioneering to the nominees area of work or the Trust
  • That it clearly demonstrates a positive outcome or improvement for patients and/or staff
  • Something that has lasting value
  • That is has been designed to work across directorate/organisational boundaries
  • Something that positively influences the speed in which patients flow through the health care system

The Leadership award

  • Demonstration of outstanding leadership skills
  • Demonstration of motivating colleagues/teams to bring about change or improvement
  • Demonstration of a commitment to innovation

Behind the scenes award

  • Dedication above and beyond the call of duty
  • Improving working life of staff and/ or the patient experience
  • Provides a good example for others to follow

Healthcare Hero award

  • Dedication above and beyond the call of duty
  • Dedication to long term achievements
  • Commitment to improving the wellbeing of patients and/or colleagues.
  • Evidence of improvements

The Volunteer award

  • Dedication above and beyond the call of duty
  • Clear demonstration of where a positive contribution has been made to improve patient care/experience
  • Clear demonstration of where a positive contribution has been made to improve the working life of staff

You can find the nomination form here

 
 

Additional Information

Top tip!

Don’t forget - your nomination is only as good as the information we receive; make sure you include all important facts in your nomination!  

 
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