OSCARS 2022/23

Our Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme (OSCARS) has now launched for 2022/23. The OSCARS is our awards scheme for our staff and volunteers. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding work of our colleagues who provide high quality mental health, intellectual disability, and community health services.

The 2022/23 OSCARS will focus on work from 2022 up until the closing date on 12 March 2023. We know there will be lots of very worthy nominations and we look forward to celebrating them.


How do I make a nomination?

First, read our OSCARS 2023 categories and guidelines [pdf] 5MB and frequently asked questions [pdf] 201KB and decide which category you want to nominate in and what criteria you need to focus on in your nomination.  

Next, complete the online nomination form. If you don’t want to fill it all out at once you can draft it in Word first and copy/paste it onto the form when you are ready to submit. Remember to stick to the word count (350 words) though!

For a fair judging process, the judges only use the information on the nomination form so be sure to give as many examples and evidence that you can, within the word limit.


Award categories

This year we have eleven award categories as follows:

  • Unsung Hero Award – Clinical
  • Unsung Hero Award – Non Clincial
  • Quality Improvement Award
  • Team of the Year Award – Clinical
  • Team of the Year Award – Non Clinical
  • Leadership Award
  • Environmental Impact Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Educator of the Year Award – new for 2022/23
  • Outstanding Care and Compassion Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are now open, until Sunday 12 March. Don’t delay, NOMINATE TODAY!


What’s new for this year?

We listened to feedback and have extended the word count to 350 words to give you a bit more space to write about your fabulous nominees.

We have also introduced a new category, the Educator of the Year Award. This award is for an individual or team who has given undergraduate students/post graduate trainees a fantastic learning experience. Providing them with the support, guidance and encouragement they need to make the most of their clinical experience within the Trust.

Read more about this new award in the categories and guidelines document and make your nomination above.


Patient/service user/carer nominations

We will accept hard copy nominations.pdf [pdf] 62KB from patients, service users and carers when they are not able to use the online form. They should fill in the form and then write the detail on an extra sheet of paper. Please note we can only accept hard copies if this form has been used. Please ensure you advise patients/service users that they must only include initials and not their full names. These can be posted to:

Communications Team
Nottinghamshire Healthcare
The Resource

Closing date: Sunday 12 March 2023

The judging will take place in March/April, with the shortlisted nominees announced towards the end of w/c 24 April. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 7 July 2023.

For more information about the OSCARS don’t hesitate to email oscars@nottshc.nhs.uk or call the Communications Team on 0115 993 4530.


Sponsorship and raffle 

In 2022 we raised £7,000 in sponsorship towards the event, thanks to the generosity of local companies. Mitie was our headline sponsor, so an extra thank you to them. Our full list of sponsors are below. A big thanks to all of them. If you are interested in sponsoring our OSCARS 2022/23 please get in touch to find out more about the fantastic packages available. 

  • Mitie
  • Mills and Reeve
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Essity
  • Imperial Laundry
  • Dell Technologies
  • Fleetcare
  • John E Wright
  • Job Lot Trophies

Thanks to the generosity of local companies we were also able to raise £900 for our Trust's charity with a 'posh raffle' in 2022. 

For more information about the OSCARS email oscars@nottshc.nhs.uk or call the Communications Team on 0115 993 4530.



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