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.

The Putting People First 2018/19 awards were presented at a sponsored event at Trinity Park, Ipswich on 21 March 2019. The awards ceremony was the culmination of hundreds of nominations from patients, carers, members of staff and partner organisations, who had taken this opportunity to celebrate the excellent practice carried out in our Trust.

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.

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.

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.

We would like to thank everyone who has shown an interest in our awards and hope you take a few minutes to browse this site to read the inspiring stories of excellent care, and join us in saying a huge congratulations to our staff.

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

The Awards