Welcome to the Putting People First Awards 2018/19

Celebrating excellence in mental health

Every day in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust our dedicated teams and individuals go to extraordinary lengths to provide the very best mental health care and fantastic services.

Our Putting People First staff awards are a key part of our Trust’s commitment to recognising and celebrating these examples of best practice, to help us further improve our services.

Saying ‘thank-you’ to our staff and ensuring they understand how much they are valued is vital for their wellbeing and that of our patients, as we know the positive morale of our staff leads to excellent patient care.

And many of our patients, carers, members of staff and partner organisations have taken this opportunity to celebrate the excellent practice carried out in our Trust by submitting their nominations for the Putting People First awards.

The awards consist of nine categories where our staff have nominated colleagues and teams who they believe have gone that extra mile and deserve recognition for their care, commitment, skill and innovation. Each award is based on one of our Trust’s values – the values that our staff and service users told us they wanted our Trust to reflect when we offer care.

The Trust also invited the public to get involved and nominate a member of staff or team for an Outstanding Care and Compassion Award. This award is divided into two categories (Children, Families and Young People, and Adult) and gave the public and Members of the Trust the chance to nominate their mental health heroes, and tell us what they believe is excellent care.

Click on the relevant tab below for all you need to know about each of the awards.

The nominations were assessed by the shortlisting team, with staff invited to vote for their winner from the shortlist in five of the awards. A judging panel selected the winners for the other four awards.

The votes have been counted and the panel have completed their deliberations and the finalists can now be revealed – visit the awards pages to find out more.

The winner and highly commended nominees in each of the awards categories will be revealed at a celebratory event at Trinity Park, Ipswich on 21 March 2019.

The Awards