Inspire Awards

The Inspire Awards are a monthly staff award to recognise and reward those staff who consistently demonstrate our values, every day, with every person. Anyone in the Trust can be an Inspire Award winner. Winners are invited to attend an informal presentation with the Chief Executive and members of the Executive Team where they are presented with a certificate, £50 John Lewis voucher and have a small buffet lunch.

Entries submitted in more than one category require a separate individual entry form.  The monthly Inspire Awards are to recognise individuals, not teams or multiple individuals.  Each individual needs to be nominated on a separate form and the supporting statement unique.  Whilst staff may work on the same project or experience the same problems, each brings their own qualities to overcome these, so please make sure they are personalised and focused around the values.

Nominations are welcomed from line managers, colleagues and service users.


ELIGIBILITY PERIOD

Entries will be considered within any calendar month


 


Annual Staff Awards

There are 12 annual award categories.

Council of Governors Making a Difference Award
Nominations for this category are made by service users and carers.

The candidate must be a member of staff who has worked with the service user or carer.

They should be someone who the service user/carer feels has put them at the centre of their care, sharing decisions with them and involving them at every stage.

Candidates need to have promoted an attitude of hope and resilience enabling the service user/carer to regain their independence and in doing so demonstrating the Trust’s values.

The John Lewis Customer Experience Award
Nominations for this award are made by service users, carers, their families and staff.

Candidates can be either a team or an individual.

The candidate(s) need to have gone out of their way to improve the customer experience, demonstrating the Trust’s values of: Welcoming, Kind, Positive, Respectful and Professional, in the delivery of high quality, effective and outstanding care.

(The term ‘customer’ refers to service users, carers or corporate teams providing services to frontline or clinical staff).

Team of the Year Award
Nominations for this award are made by HPFT Staff.

Candidates are teams working at all levels and from all areas of the Trust.

The team needs to have worked together, using the talents of all their members, overcoming challenges and living the Trust’s values in order to improve the lives of colleagues and service users.

Unsung Hero or Heroine
Nominations for this award are made by service users, carers, their families and staff.

Candidates are individuals working at any level. Whether a member our frontline staff or someone working in a back office.

The main criteria is that this individual must have made an exceptional contribution, delivering outstanding care, acting as an inspiration to their colleagues and demonstrating the Trust’s values in all they do.

Chair’s Inspire Award
Chosen from all the Inspire winners throughout the year

John Lewis Valuing our Customers Team
This award is given in association with John Lewis and will be presented to a team that have provided a consistently excellent customer experience, which aligns to the Trust’s values, and/or have demonstrated a significant improvement in the customer experience they are providing.

The submission should include a description of either:

  • The customer service experience that the team provides and how that aligns with the Trust’s values, Welcoming, Kind, Positive, Respectful and Professional. What impact this has on the delivery of high quality care, and evidence that this is consistently delivered.
  • The actions that the team has taken to improve their customer experience and what difference it has made to those who use our services, against the Trust values.

Nominations can be made by service users, carers, their families and staff.

Outstanding Leader of the Year
Nominations for this award are made by HPFT staff.

Candidates for this award could be working at any level of management in the Trust but may not be a senior manager.

They should be leaders who have really inspired, empowered, supported and motivated their teams to improve both how they work together and the service they deliver.

Rising Star Award
Nominations for this award are made by HPFT staff.

Candidates are new members of staff who have been working with the Trust for up to two years.

During this early stage in their career with HPFT, candidates should have shown early promise and exceptional achievement ad well as effectively demonstrating their commitment to the Trust both its ethos and values.

Professional of the Year
Nominations for this award are made by service users, carers, their families and staff.

Candidates are professionals of any grade.

Candidates for this award must have gone out of their way to provide excellent care and a positive experience to both service users and their families. They must able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, be a real team player and act as a shining example of their profession.

Innovation or Improvement of the Year
Nominations for this award are made by service users, carers, their families and staff.

Candidates can be either individuals or teams working at any level.

The team or individual should have come up with a unique and creative way to deliver better care or an improved service. The idea does not need to be ground-breaking or revolutionary; it could be something very simple that has been demonstrated to make a significant difference.

Special Contribution Award
Nominations for this award are made by service users, carers, their families and staff.

Candidates are individuals who involved with the Trust but are not staff ie they could be a volunteer or an expert by experience.

They need to have made a significant and recognisable contribution to the Trust, giving up their time freely to provide outstanding and exceptional support.

Working in Partnership
Nominations for this award are made by service users, carers, their families, staff and partner organisations.

Candidates are teams, individuals or a service.

They need to have demonstrated that they have put the person at the centre of the care, focussing not only on their mental and physical health but also their social needs.

Alternatively they may have been instrumental in breaking down the barriers between services and /or /organisations by developing exceptional and effective partnerships to deliver all round care.


DEADLINE

Entries for the Annual Staff Awards must be made by October 3rd 2018