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Thank you for your nominations.
Nominations are now closed.

The long list will be announced soon.


Nominations
Now closed.

Long list
TBC

Awards night
7 June 2024


Categories


Nurse of the Year Award

Awarded to a member of the Nursing profession who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to patient care and the wider Trust. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Care and compassion
  • Personal development
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Doctor / Clinician / Medic of the Year Award

Awarded to a Doctor, Clinician or Medic who has demonstrated outstanding clinical practice and patient care. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Advancing clinical practice
  • Exemplary standards of patient care
  • Involvement in research and innovation
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Allied Health Professional / Pharmacist / Healthcare Scientist of the Year Award

Awarded to an Operating Department Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Extended Scope Practitioner, Pharmacist, Histopathologist, Radiographer, Healthcare Scientist and any other allied health professional who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to quality, safety, optimisation and patient experience. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Patient experience and safety
  • Optimising practice
  • Personal development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values

A commitment to inclusion 

Clinical Support Team Member of the Year Award

Awarded to a Healthcare Assistant, Health Care and Theatre Practitioners, Theatre Assistant, Imaging Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Therapy Assistant and staff in similar roles who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to patient care and the wider Trust. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Care and compassion
  • Improving patient experience
  • Personal development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Support Service Team Member of the Year Award

Awarded to an employee in supporting services such as Estates, Facilities, Housekeeping, Portering, Catering (and similar roles) who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to patient experience and the wider Trust. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Efficiency, effectiveness and technical expertise
  • Improving patient experience
  • Personal development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Secretarial/ Administrative Team Member of the Year Award

Awarded to a secretary or administrator who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to patient care and the wider Trust.

The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria:

  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Improving patient experience
  • Personal development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Corporate Services Team Member of the Year Award

Awarded to a corporate services employee (IT, Finance, Governance, Health Informatics, Research, HR, Education and Training and roles in similar functions), who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to Trust corporate services. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Improving patient and staff experience
  • Effective management and cost saving
  • Personal development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Clinical Team of the Year Award

Awarded to a clinical team who provide an outstanding service to patients and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Exceptional teamwork and multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Patient-centred approaches
  • Clinical excellence
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Non-Clinical Team of the Year

Awarded to a non-clinical team who provide an outstanding service to patients and/or the Trust and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Teamwork
  • Patient-centred approaches
  • Excellence in efficiency and effectiveness
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
  • Nominations and feedback submitted by patients
  • Care and compassion
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Innovation and Continuous improvement Award

Awarded to a team or individual involved in research or the design and delivery an innovation in their area of work. An innovation could be a new treatment or a modification to an existing process or pathway. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Collaborative and patient-centred approaches
  • Innovative practice
  • Research and development
  • Spreading learning
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Dedication to Learning Award

Awarded to an apprentice, learner or student who has demonstrated a commitment to personal development and the values of the Trust. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Personal development
  • Continuous improvement
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion
Fundraiser of the year Award

Awarded to an individual or a team that has gone above and beyond to support the trust by fundraising or implementing a charity lead project. The Charitable Funds Committee will seek evidence of the impact the fundraising or project has or will have on patients within the trust. 

The winner will be selected by the Charitable Fund Committee. 

Volunteer of the Year Award

Awarded to a volunteer or voluntary team who have improved the Trust environment or experience and supported ROH to deliver patient services. The judging panel will seek evidence of the following criteria: 

  • Contribution and commitment to the NHS and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Contribution and commitment to improving patient experience
  • Living the Trust values
  • A commitment to inclusion

About

Judging

The Blue Heart Awards are judged by an inclusive panel of people from across the Trust. It's really important that voices from different teams and experiences are represented. If you would like to know more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Awards night

Those who make the shortlist and their nominator, will be invited to the premier event in the Trust calendar and this event will be very special, at a new location - so get nominating! 

Funding

The Blue Heart Awards is funded by ROC, The Royal Orthopaedic Charity. The work of our charity is vital to the hospital and supports research, medical innovation and patient experience. To find out more, please visit rohcharity.org