Still time to nominate NHS Tayside heroes

There is just a week to go before nominations close for NHS Tayside’s Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards, with more than 500 nominations made for individuals, teams and services so far.

Mark Dowie
Friday, 14th July 2023, 12:00pm
Still time to nominate NHS Tayside heroes

The STAR Awards celebrate the people within NHS Tayside that deliver outstanding patient care or go the extra mile in their job.

It is quick and easy to nominate your STAR online at and both staff and the public have until 5pm on Friday, July 21 to make their nominations.

510 nominations have already been received from members of the public and NHS Tayside staff in the first two weeks but there’s still time for people to nominate their shining STARs.

Members of the public can nominate in seven categories - Clinical Staff, Support Staff, Top Clinical Team, Top Support Team, Global Citizenship, Young Achiever and Unsung Hero.

No matter what their job is, any member of NHS Tayside staff can be nominated, including medical and nursing staff, therapists, community staff, and support staff who work in the more ‘hidden’ departments that may not deal with patients on a day-to-day basis.

You can nominate in more than one category – you may wish to nominate an individual staff member as well as a team who may have looked after you or your family.

There are also two more specialist categories in which NHS Tayside staff can nominate their colleagues. These are Innovation and Improvement, and Inspiring Educator/Trainer.

Anyone who has difficulty accessing the website or who needs assistance to complete the nomination form can call 01382 632094.

The full details for the award categories open to nominations from members of the public are:-

Global Citizenship Award - Any individual, group or team who in addition to their day job also volunteers in local or global health and social care work.

Clinical Staff Award - a doctor, nurse, healthcare assistant, consultant, surgeon, physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc

Someone who goes the extra mile for their patient or colleagues/NHS Tayside

Support Staff Award - a domestic assistant, porter, receptionist, service manager, estates or catering staff etc

Someone who goes the extra mile within their job role helping colleagues/NHS Tayside or patients and visitors

Top Clinical Team Award - podiatrists, physiotherapists, public health, healthcare assistants, nurses, doctors, a whole ward team of all job families

A team that strives to deliver the best possible quality of health and care for people in Tayside.

Top Support Team Award - a service delivery team, laboratory team, administration team, support services team e.g. domestic, porter or catering team

A team that, although not directly providing clinical services, very much supports the delivery of high quality healthcare in NHS Tayside.

Young Achiever Award - An individual aged 30 years or younger on 31 December 2023 who has demonstrated outstanding achievement as part of their working life.

Unsung Hero Award - An individual who, in the course of doing their job, makes a real difference for people in Tayside, but whose work often goes unrecognised.

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