Nominations now open for Star Awards

06 February 2015

Everyone is invited to submit nominations for outstanding individuals and teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and our hospital for this year’s Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards, supported by CW+.

Everyone is invited to submit nominations for outstanding individuals and teams who make the greatest difference to our patients and our hospital for this year’s Chelsea and Westminster Star Awards, supported by CW+.

Do you know a member of staff or a team who deserve recognition for their outstanding work?

The Star Awards, now in their fourth year, recognises those staff who embody our Trust values of Respectful, Kind, Safe and Excellent. We have refreshed the award categories this year to bring them in line with our values and corporate objectives. Staff are invited to nominate colleagues in eight staff choice categories, in which both clinical and non-clinical staff will be recognised. Nominations must include evidence that the member of staff or team demonstrate how they work to the values and vision of the Trust.

Our Foundation Trust Governors—who include elected representatives of patients, members of the public and staff—will be invited to nominate staff for the Council of Governors Special Award.

Chief Executive Libby McManus will be invited to present her Special Award in recognition of an outstanding individual or team.

The awards are made possible thanks to the generous support of CW+, who this year will also be presenting their own special award as well. The charity exists to make care better for patients and their families through pioneering research, innovation, art and design.

Chief Executive of CW+ Mark Norbury said: “I’m delighted that CW+ is once again supporting the Star Awards. The care and commitment of the hospital team is inspiring and we’re proud to celebrate all they have achieved. Through our work on art and design, raising funds for research, and investing in clinical innovations, we rely on the passion and brilliance of the Chelsea and Westminster staff. This is a nice way to say thank you.”

The awards will be presented at an evening ceremony where all shortlisted staff and their guests will be invited to attend. To nominate a colleague or team for an award please use the online form. We have withdrawn paper nominations this year to save money through printing and administration time costs. Deadline for entries 27 February.

2015 Star Award categories

  • Inspirational Leader of the Year: An individual who embodies the best of Chelsea and Westminster including the values, listening to patients and staff, communicating the vision, motivating and developing their staff, providing efficiencies, and focusing on quality.
  • Safety Award: A team or individual who has made our hospital as safe as possible for patients, relatives, carers and staff. Nominations must show evidence of a project, process or achievement which has excelled in terms of safety standards and shown openness in regards to safety and risk reporting.
  • Kindness Award: A team or individual who has gone the extra mile to help patients and/or service users. Nominations must show evidence of a project, process or achievement which has anticipated the needs of patients or internal customers, listened to concerns and shown compassion and understanding.
  • Excellence Award: A team or individual who has aspired to be the best in all their actions and interactions, and sought to improve performance to deliver the best outcomes for patients. Nominations must show evidence of how the nominee has used feedback to make improvements and maintained professional conduct at all times.
  • Respectful Award: A team or individual who is aware of people’s diverse needs and seeks to provide the appropriate support, showing discretion and sensitivity at all times. Nominations must demonstrate evidence of how the nominee has improved privacy and/or dignity and shown respect for patients and colleagues.
  • Public Health Star of the Year: A team or individual who has improved public health and developed integrated care.
  • Education Star of the Year: A team or individual who has created an environment for learning and discovery to benefit patient care.
  • Enterprising Health Partnership Star Award: An individual or team chosen by CW+ and Chelsea and Westminster who have created an innovative project at the hospital that improves patient care and experience, and which generates revenue or real cost savings for the hospital.
  • Efficiency Star of the Year: A team or individual who has delivered efficiency savings for their department or the wider Trust—through a product or process change, or an innovative way of working, for example. Nominations must show evidence of a saving, cost improvement or income generation.
  • CW+ Special Award: A team or individual chosen by CW+ who has championed patient experience at Chelsea and Westminster. Nominees must demonstrate a project, process or achievement that has made a significant improvement to patient experience at the hospital.
  • Council of Governors’ Special Award: A team or individual chosen by the Council of Governors.
  • Chief Executive’s Special Award: A team or individual of the year selected by the Chief Executive.