OSCARS 2019/20

OSCARS 2019/20

Our Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme (OSCARS) for 2019/20 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 you, our staff and volunteers, who provide high quality mental health, intellectual disability, substance misuse and community health services.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING A NOMINATION FORM**
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4. Open the nomination form from your desktop 5. Complete the form 6. Save it again 7. Email it as an attachment to oscars@nottshc.nhs.uk 


Award categories

This year we have ten awards categories as follows:  

Unsung Hero Award - Clinical [pdf] 327KB

Unsung Hero - Non Clinical [pdf] 327KB

Quality Improvement Award [pdf] 263KB

Team of the Year Award - Clinical [pdf] 320KB

Team of the Year Award - Non Clinical [pdf] 263KB

Leadership Award [pdf] 314KB

Environmental Impact Award [pdf] 303KB

Volunteer of the Year Award [pdf] 315KB

Outstanding Care and Compassion Award [pdf] 325KB

Lifetime Achievement Award [pdf] 314KB


What’s changed for 2019/20?

This year we have introduced an Environmental Impact Award. Making the Trust as sustainable as possible is a high priority for the organisation and we want to celebrate what individuals and teams are doing to make a difference to this agenda. The Trust is committed to the sustainability agenda and improving and sustaining our environment for today’s generations and those yet to come. We want to celebrate individuals and teams who are going above and beyond to have a positive impact.

We have also simplified the nominations forms this year to make them easier for you to fill out. Remember though to include as much evidence and examples as you can to support your reasons as to why you think the individual/team deserve to win the award.

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. If you are new to the nomination process please take time to read the categories and guidelines document and  Frequently Asked Questions [pdf] 126KB. There is also a guide to submitting a nomination form [pdf] 110KB

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 nomination is available for reference.

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

Patient/service user/carer nominations

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
FREEPOST MID30082
Nottingham
NG3 6ZX

Closing date: Friday 1 November 2019

The judging will take place on 4 December 2019 and the winners will be announced on 26 March 2020 at our awards ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

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