Award Categories

The Papworth 100 Staff Awards is a special staff awards ceremony due to take place in the Spring of 2018, our centenary year.

The awards ceremony is a chance to say a big "thank you" to our talented and committed staff members who work so hard to provide an excellent experience for our patients.

How can I nominate?
You can nominate a member of staff or a team in one of the following categories:

Please note you can also nominate an individual or team from one of our contractors (e.g. ISS or Cambridge Perfusion Services).

To nominate someone for one of these awards, please fill out the nomination forms that can be found around the hospital or use the online form.

If you have any questions about the awards please email papworth.communications@nhs.net.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 29 December 2017.

The award categories are as follows:

1) The Care and Compassion Award

This award recognises an individual who consistently demonstrates care and compassion for patients or other staff members, going over and above the expectations of their role to make people feel cared for and valued. This award will go to someone who has a truly positive impact on the people around them and is a wonderful role model for everyone who works here.

There will be one winner of the "Care and Compassion Award" from each of the following professional groups:

1a) Nurse
1b) Doctor
1c) Healthcare assistant
1d) Healthcare scientist
1e) Professional Support Services (e.g. dietitians, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists and radiographers)
1f) Non-clinical (e.g. porters or a patient-facing administrator)

2) The Learning and Development Award

This award recognises a staff member who has shown an extraordinary commitment to personal and professional development - either by investing time and energy to improve their own skills or by helping others to do so.

3) The Change Champion of the Year Award

This award will recognise an individual who has done any of the following:

The award winner could be someone who went the extra mile to support colleagues during the Lorenzo implementation, someone who has made extraordinary efforts to prepare for the move or someone who has helped to inspire and motivate colleagues during other changes.

4) The Working in Partnership Award

This award will go to an individual who has shown a real commitment to working in partnership with other teams across the hospital or with external organisations such as other NHS Trusts or partners based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. This person will have gone the extra mile to create valuable partnerships that have a positive impact on our hospital and our patients.

5) The Student and/or Apprentice of the Year Award

This award will recognise a student or apprentice here at Papworth who has demonstrated a real commitment to developing their skills and experience and making a positive impact on our organisation and the care we can offer to our patients.

6) The Outstanding Leader Award

This award will go to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills over the last 12 months.

It is a chance to recognise someone who regularly inspires and motivates their team to deliver an even better service for the benefit of our patients.

7) The Team of the Year Award

This award will go to a team that has gone the extra mile this year to provide an exceptional service to our patients or to colleagues across the hospital. It will recognise a team that really makes the most of the skills and expertise of each of its team members, a team that enjoys working together, delivers excellent results and comes up with innovative solutions to challenges.

8) The Volunteer's Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises a volunteer who has made an incredible difference to life at Papworth over several years. The award will go to someone who is exceptionally generous with their time and expertise and has shown a real commitment to supporting our hospital and our patients.

9) The Outstanding Contribution to Excellence and Innovation in Cardiothoracic Medicine Award

This award will go to an individual whose work has contributed to significant improvements in cardiothoracic care. For example, the award could go to someone who has contributed to a significant service improvement, conducted some groundbreaking research or pioneered a new treatment.

10) The Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognises an individual who has made a truly significant contribution to Papworth Hospital during their career. The award will go to someone who has more than 15 years’ service in the NHS and who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality and excellence in their role.