Have you nominated your NHS Tayside STAR?


Now in their fourth year, the STAR Awards celebrate the individuals, teams and services within NHS Tayside that deliver outstanding patient care or go the extra mile in their job. 

NHS Tayside Chair, Lorna Birse-Stewart said, “We are delighted that over 200 nominations have come in during the first week. Just knowing that someone has recognised your efforts means so much to our staff who go above and beyond every day for Tayside patients.

“I would like to thank those who have taken the time to nominate and encourage everyone to recognise their STAR.”

There is still time to nominate your shining STAR, with new categories for 2020. Members of the public can nominate their NHS Tayside STARs in seven categories. These are Outstanding Individual (clinical), Outstanding Individual (non-clinical) Outstanding Team (clinical), Outstanding Team (non-clinical) and Global Citizenship, as well as our brand new awards, Young Achiever and Unsung Hero.

You can nominate in more than one category – you may wish to nominate an individual staff member as well as a team who may have looked after you or your family.

There are also two more specialised categories which are only open to nominations from NHS Tayside staff. These are the Innovation and Improvement Award, and the Inspiring Educator/Trainer Award.

Nominations close on Friday, 28 February 2020 at 5pm, so don’t leave it too long before you get your nomination in. Please visit www.starawardstayside.scot.nhs.uk to complete the online nomination form.  Anyone who has difficulty accessing the website or who needs assistance to complete the nomination form can call the nomination phone line on 01382 632087. The phone line is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

The award categories open to nominations from members of the public are:       

​​Outstanding Individual (clinical) such as a doctor, nurse, healthcare assistant, consultant, surgeon, physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc

Someone who goes the extra mile for their patient or colleagues/NHS Tayside

Outstanding Individual (non-clinical) such as a domestic assistant, porter, receptionist, catering staff etc

Someone who goes the extra mile within their job role helping colleagues/NHS Tayside or patients and visitors

Outstanding Team (clinical) such as podiatrists, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, nurses, doctors, multi disciplinary clinical team

A team that strives to deliver the best possible quality of health and care for people in Tayside.

Outstanding Team (non-clinical) such as a service delivery team, laboratory team, administration team, support services team e.g. domestic, porter or catering team
A team that, although not directly providing clinical services, very much supports the delivery of high quality healthcare in NHS Tayside.

​​Young Achiever
An individual aged 30 years or younger on 31 December 2020 who has demonstrated outstanding achievement as part of their working life.

Unsung Hero
An individual who, in the course of doing their job, makes a real difference for people in Tayside, but whose work often goes unrecognised.

Global Citizenship
Any individual, group or team who in addition to their health or social care day job also volunteer in global health and social care work.


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