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Values In Practice (VIP) awards

Have you received outstanding care from an individual member of our staff or a whole team?

Do you want to say an extra special 'thank you'?

The Trust's staff awards programme, Values In Practice, welcomes nominations from members of the public and partners, as well as colleagues within the Trust.

Find our more about our Values in Practice awards in this short film.

The programme runs all year round so it gives you the opportunity to say an extra "thank you" whenever you have received outstanding care or service.

Members of staff, service users and the public can nominate any of the following people for an award:

  • Individual members of staff

  • Teams

  • Volunteers for the Trust


Nominations should be within one of seven categories which are based on the Trust's values.

The categories and criteria are listed here.

How to nominate

1. Online:   Click here to submit an online nomination

2. Postbox:

Nomination forms and postboxes are located at the following sites:

West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre               

Main reception seating area

Birmingham Dental Hospital

Ground Floor, Main reception 

Moseley Hall Hospital

Ward 9/Moor Green reception

Perry Tree Centre

1st Floor reception

 Allen’s Croft Children’s Centre

 Main waiting area

 Bacchus Road


 Oldbury Health Centre  Community Dental Department


Alternatively, you can download a nomination form and return it to the Trust via the freepost address on the bottom of the form.

3. Phone:

Calling 0121 466 7283 and a member of the awards team will accept your nomination.             

Contact Us

To discuss or submit a nomination or for general information about the VIP awards, please contact the corporate communications team:

Tel:        0121 466 7282 

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The deadline for the Autumn 2017 Values in Practice Awards has now passed. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 14 September at the H Suite in Edgbaston. 

You can place a nomination at any time online, via postbox or phone. The deadlines for 2018 will be released in due course. 

The shortlisting process

Nominations are presented to a panel who choose one winner and two finalists for each category.

The panel is made up of:

  • An executive director
  • A non-executive director
  • A staff side representative
  • Someone from our public membership

Everyone who is nominated, whether successfully shortlisted or not, will be contacted regarding the status of their nomination.

As the nominator, you will only be informed if your nomination gets shortlisted. If you do not hear from the communications team within six weeks of nomination, please assume it has not been shortlisted.

Tips to make your nomination stand out

  • Consider all the categories available and choose the most appropriate one for your nomination. Sell your nominee’s achievements to the panel. Your opening words are crucial in keeping the attention of the judges when they’re reading your nomination.

    Make sure you provide evidence against the criteria for your chosen award such as examples of action taken and results that show clear benefits to staff/patients.