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Star of the Year 2020 - nominations now open!

Nominations are now open for our annual Star of the Year awards 2020, which are taking place on Thursday 19 November. The past year has been the most challenging year ever for C&I and the wider NHS system. The awards are a chance to highlight some of the amazing things achieved by our staff, service users and volunteers during the year as a whole and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Is there a team or staff member who has provided exceptional support? Is there a community organisation that deserves recognition for their work in supporting the Trust and its service users over the last year? Let us also not forget that 2020 is the World Health Organisation’s ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’, with many of our nurses deserving recipients of an award. Who would you nominate?
To nominate, please click here. The nomination period is Thursday 30 July to Wednesday 30 September. 
Because of social distancing guidance which is likely to still be in place, this year’s ceremony is likely to be very different and we may have to consider holding it entirely virtually. While we do not know what the situation will be in November in terms of Covid-19, we are determined to make the event as special as ever in order to celebrate the Trust’s work, especially over the past few months. 
This year’s awards are:
1. Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Award – staff award 
A team or individual that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
2. Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Award - service users/carers/community award
A service user, carer or community group that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
3. Team of the Year 
A team that has made significant performance achievements in the past 12 months, while facing considerable challenges.
4. Frontline Service Award
A team in a service user-facing role that has provided exceptional care, treatment and support to service users.
5. Leader of the Year – keeping teams connected
A member of staff who has shown a natural ability to lead and support their colleagues, while inspiring others to achieve great things.
6. Lifetime Achievement Award
An acknowledged role model who has supported or created significant improvements and demonstrated outstanding achievements.
7. Linda Polan Trophy – Service User Award
A service user who has made an exceptional and practical contribution to the lives of other service users.
8. Cultural Pillars Implementation Award
An individual or team who works hard to achieve the Trust’s key priorities by focusing on our Cultural Pillars: We value each other; We are empowered; We keep things simple and We are connected.
9. Staff Recognition by a Service User Award 
A member of staff who has helped service users or made a meaningful contribution to service user experience.
10. Volunteer of the Year Award
A volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help service users, carers, visitors or staff.
11. Quality Improvement:  Project of the Year resulting in a Service Improvement
A team that has achieved high quality outcomes and improvement of service delivery through the successful implementation of a QI project.
12. Community Partner Award 
This award recognises a charity or retail organisation that has supported the Trust during the Covid-19 pandemic, for example through donating food or making PPE for our colleagues.
13. Wellbeing Champion of the Year
An individual who has the wellbeing of the team as their top priority or someone who has come up with a local wellbeing initiative in their team which has boosted morale for staff.   
14. Digital Innovation of the Year 
This award recognises an individual or team who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to engage with our cyber security and digital transformation strategy or who has championed and engaged in video consultations to support our service users during Covid-19. 
If you have any questions, please email StarOfTheYear@Candi.nhs.uk 

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