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NUHonours 2016 nominations open

Nominations are now being taken for this year’s NUHonours.

The awards, now in their 10th year, are how Nottingham University Hospital’s celebrate their exceptional staff and volunteers, whether on the front line or behind the scenes. If someone has made a difference to you or a loved one then a NUHonours nomination is a great way to say thanks and give that person recognition for their work.

The awards are sponsored by Nottingham Hospitals Charity and the overall winners will be decided at an awards celebration night on November 25.

Chief Executive Peter Homa said:  “We know how much these awards mean to staff and they really do boost morale, strengthen teamwork and reward those who really go above and beyond to provide caring, safe and thoughtful care.

“Please take the time to nominate a team or member of staff at our hospitals who you feel have ‘gone the extra mile’ in their daily work and are true to NUH’s ‘we are here for you’ values.”

Stephen Henaghan, who won Nottingham Hospitals Charity fundraiser of the year 2015, said: “Winning feels very humbling. It means that I’ve been recognised, me. I hadn’t even considered an award – I just do what I do.  One person nominated me and shared my story and from there I went on to win the award. I would urge anyone to nominate the person or people that you feel deserve to be recognised. You know somebody who deserves it. It is a wonderful feeling to be noticed.”

Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Barbara Cathcart says: “Staff at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust do an amazing job every day and we are here to help them be the best they can be. Many of our donors tell us they want to recognise the exceptional staff at the Trust, NUHonours enables us to say thank you to staff who have gone above and beyond to provide outstanding care and treatment. We’re proud to work closely with the Trust to support staff in a variety of ways, of which staff tell us that this is a key event.”

To register your nomination visit our website:  and complete the online nomination form.

We have revamped the categories since last year, including a special contribution award. Once nominations close judging panels – one for each category – will sit to create a shortlist of three for each award. We include patients in our panels to ensure all voices are heard in making this decision.

This year’s categories are:

Divisional Awards
– This Award goes to the individual /team in each Division who has ‘gone the extra mile’ to improve patient, carer or staff experience. There will be one winner per Division

  • Cancer and Associated Specialties Division Award
  • Clinical Support Division Award
  • Medicine Division Award
  • Surgery Division Award
  • Family Health Division Award

Behind the Scenes Award

The Trust has Corporate Service working behind the scenes to ensure the smooth-running of the organisation. This award is to recognise an unsung hero amongst the support staff who consistently performs above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out their day-to-day work.

Estates and Facilities Award

Recognising colleagues in our Estates and facilities team (includes cleaners, porters, chefs, linen & laundry) who have gone above and beyond to deliver excellent patient

Patient Champion of the Year Award

Recognise patients who have made outstanding contributions to NUH in the last year.
NUH members, who have been patients in the last year, can also be nominated under this category.

Volunteer of the Year Award-
sponsored by Browne Jacobson

This Award is for an individual or team (either registered NUH volunteers or ‘other’ volunteers) who has worked in partnership with NUH, giving up their unpaid time for the benefit of patients, carers and staff.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity Champion Award

This Award recognises staff who have dedicated their time and energy to fundraising activities that benefit Nottingham Hospitals Charity. They have done this to support the Charity’s mission to be at the heart of caring, for the benefit of patients and the staff who have cared for them.

Research Impact of the Year Award

For an individual, team or service that has raised the profile of research.  Nominations should include evidence of at least one of the following:

  • Research taking place in a new part of the organisation
  • Leading campaigns that have increased research participation by patients
  • Working with the Life Sciences Industry to deliver high quality research
  • Initiatives to improve the patient experience when taking part in research
  • Service improvements, improved patient outcomes and/or transformed routine clinical practice by implementing clinical research study findings

Team of the Year Award- sponsored by Medstrom Healthcare
Awarded to an outstanding team (clinical or non-clinical) working anywhere within the Trust, who deliver exceptional results for patients/their colleagues/their service by working together as a team to achieve their goals.

Better Futures Award

Recognises individuals/teams who demonstrate a commitment to the community through:

  • Environmentally friendly initiatives
  • Education, teaching, training  & learning opportunities
  • Creating employment opportunities
  • Community partnership

Outstanding contribution to patient care – sponsored by The League of Friends of the Queen’s Medical Centre
In the year we celebrate 10 years of NUH, we recognise an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to patient care over the last decade. The winner of this award will be chosen by the NUH Chief Executive, Peter Homa.


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