Better Care

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 patients, service users, carers and family members, 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

The shortlisting process 

Nominations are presented to a panel who select 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.

Tips to make your nomination stand out

  • Select a category which best represents the reason for your nomination. Our categories are based on our five values (Caring, Open, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive).
  • 'Sell' your nomination to our juding panel. Paint a picture of the nominated team or individual using real examples, evidence or comments from patients.
  • Keep it short and punchy!

Ready to nominate? Here's how:

    Click here nominate online.

Deadline for nominations

Deadline for the current round of nominations is 30 July 2021.

There are three ways to submit a nomination
  • Via this easy to complete, online form or click the button above.
  • By emailing and we will send a form to you (we can pop one in the post but encourage you to use email)
  • Or you can call 0121 466 7282 and we will send a form to you (award administrators can fill in a form on behalf of callers if needed)


Contact Us

Click here to nominate online

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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