cartoon man holding star between handsOSCARS 2017/18
Our Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme (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.

OSCARS shortlist

The judging for the OSCARS took place on 1 December. The judges had a particularly difficult job this year as we had the most nominations we have ever had and there was a very high standard of entries. Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate. 

The shortlist for each of the nine categories is listed below. Congratulations to everyone and good luck for the awards night.

Unsung Hero Award – Non Clinical

Fiona Mcfarlane, Housekeeper, Rampton Hospital
Kirsty Hilton, Service Desk Analyst, Duncan Macmillan House
Brenda Hardy, Healthcare Support Worker Domestic Assistant, The Wells Road Centre
Chelsea Shelton, Team Secretary, Hawthorn House

Unsung Hero Award – Clinical

Emma Anderson, Community Support Worker, County Dementia Outreach Service, Gedling Community Mental Health Team, Highbury Hospital
Gail Wardle, Healthcare Assistant, Heather Close
Rebecca Casson, Technical Instructor, Ashfield Health and Wellbeing Centre
Susan Platt, Community Neurological Matron, PRISM Team, Rainworth Primary Care Centre

Leadership Award

Rachel Redford, Senior Project Lead, Millbrook Mental Health Unit
Helen Smith, Integration Development Manager, Easthorpe House
Dr Jo Tedstone, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead for Physical Health, Kings Mill Hospital
Dave McDonald, Speech and Language Therapist/Joint Service Lead, Netherfield Children’s Centre

Innovator of the Year Award

Lucy Thomas, Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Learning Disability Service, Rampton Hospital
Ice Breaker – Wathwood Hospital Board Game Team
Yasmin Siddall, Forensic Psychologist, National Women’s Service, Rampton Hospital
Claire Sayers, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Stapleford Care Centre

Team of the Year Award - Non-Clinical

Arnold Lodge Mental Health Act Medical Records Team
Health and Safety Team, Duncan Macmillan House
IT Team, Trustwide
Oral Health Promotion Team, Julia Wilkinson

Team of the Year Award – Clinical

Wathwood Hospital Staff
Silver Birch Ward Team, Highbury Hospital
Call for Care Team, Ashfield Health and Wellbeing Centre
Bracken House Team, Heather Close

Outstanding Care and Compassion Award

Petra Mburu, Community Support Worker, Sheila Gibson Unit
Gurneelam Randhawa, Community Dentist for Special Need Adults and Children, Newark Health Centre
Sue Middleton, Nurse, Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team
Naomi Callender, Forensic Psychologist, Rampton Hospital

Volunteer of the Year Award

Gordon Taylor, Volunteer, Trustwide
Richard Byrt, Befriender, Arnold Lodge
Steve Goodwin, Involvement Volunteer, Trustwide
Michael Salter, Involvement Volunteer, Trustwide
Eric Wilson, Involvement Volunteer, Trustwide

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bridget Ingamells, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Learning Disability Service, Rampton Hospital
Yvonne Norris, Domestic Assistant, Ollerton Health Clinic
Neil Simpson, Healthcare Assistant, Thorneywood Adolescent Unit
Terry Dean, Associate Director Estates and Facilities, Duncan Macmillan House

The awards ceremony will take place on 15 March 2018 when the winners will be announced.

For information, you can view the full list of who was nominated this year here.

For more information about the OSCARS, contact oscars@nottshc.nhs.uk or call Frances Wright on 0115 993 4525 .