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OSCARS 2018/19

Our Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme (OSCARS) has now launched. The OSCARS is our awards scheme for our staff and volunteers. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of teams and individuals in providing high quality mental health, intellectual disability, substance misuse and comunity health services.

Award categories

This year we have nine award categories as follows:

Unsung Hero Award - Clinical

Unsung Hero Award - Non Clinical

Quality Improvement Award

Team of the Year Award - Clinical

Team of the Year Award - Non Clincial 

Leadership Award

Volunteer of the Year Award

Outstanding Care and Compassion Award 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Please note. Nomination forms will need to be completed and submitted using Internet Explorer. If opened in Google Chrome, the completed form will need to be saved first before being sent via email. Either format will be accepted.  

What’s changed for 2018/19?

Following the launch of the Trust’s Quality Improvement agenda in September 2017, we have introduced the Quality Improvement Award to this year’s OSCARS. This category will celebrate individuals and teams who have designed, tested and implemented a quality improvement within their area of work, whether it be small or large scale, clinical or non clinical.

The Quality Improvement Award replaces the Innovator of the Year Award. We hope if you have an innovator in your team you would be able to nominate them in one of the other categories. 

How do I make a nomination?

Nomination forms have been created for each award category so please ensure you complete the correct form for your nomination above. Nomination forms will need to be completed and submitted using Internet Explorer. If opened in Google Chrome, the form will need to be saved first before being submitted. Either format will be accepted

If you are new to the nomination process please take time to read the rules and frequently asked questions. There is also a guide to submitting your nomination available. 

Remember you can also save your nomination form and complete it later before your final submission if you want to.

To ensure a fair judging process the judges only use the information on the nomination form so please be as comprehensive as possible. A good example of a completed nomination form is available for reference.

Completed forms should be emailed to oscars@nottshc.nhs.uk

We will also accept hard copy nominations from patients, service users and carers.

Patients/service users should just include initials rather than full names. These can be posted to:

Communications Team
Nottinghamshire Healthcare
The Resource

Closing date: Friday 2 November 2018

The judging will take place on 4 December 2018 and the winners will be announced on 28 March 2019 at our awards ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

For more information about the OSCARS, contact coral.jackson@nottshc.nhs.uk or call 0115 993 4530.