Staff Choice Awards

Emerging Talent Award (Clinical)

This is one of two awards for individuals who are at the beginning of their careers in the NHS who have shown a clear commitment to developing a career in our Trust / mental health. They will already have demonstrated significant achievement, which is having a positive effect for service users and their colleagues.

These two individuals will have demonstrated exceptional levels of initiative, skill and commitment in their roles and have made a positive impact within their teams. They will already be demonstrating, at this early stage, a commitment to work to the best of their abilities. They show an appetite and passion for learning and could be an inspiring role model in the years ahead. These individuals are an asset to the organisation and ‘stars in the making’.

There are two awards in this category: one for a staff member in a clinical role, the other in a non-clinical role. Please mark your nomination form accordingly.

The judging panel will be looking for all or some of the key points highlighted in the Trust value most closely linked to this award and the specific criteria attached to this award, outlined below:


The Trust value most relevant to this award is Positively

These two individuals take pride in their work, are always proactive and seek solutions to barriers. They take responsibility, support people to set and achieve goals and recognise others for their achievements.


  • Goes above and beyond and delivers results beyond expectations
  • Has made great progress with their own professional learning and development and takes pride in their work
  • Makes a significant impact in their own service/department or in working with others
  • Demonstrates initiative and/or self-motivation in performing their role, always looking for solutions
  • Has an energetic approach to their role, wanting to be the best that they can be


Nominating to this award

If you are member of NSFT staff and would like to nominate someone for this award, download the Nomination Form from the intranet. Make sure you also download the Nomination Pack and read the award criteria and the top tips for completing your nomination.

Read more about the winner of this award in 2016: Haley Gosling