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Just four weeks left to nominate

Issued: 9 Jul 2010

People across the Highlands and Argyll and Bute, have just four weeks left to nominate individuals and teams for the NHS Highland Staff awards.

The Awards are now in their fifth year and were set up to recognise and celebrate the staff and volunteers who have gone the extra mile to improve health and patient care.

This year there are six award categories in total. The ‘Better Health’ category is for staff who have made a real contribution to helping people to improve their own health. ‘Better Care’ is for staff who have made changes which improve the quality of care for all their patients. The ‘Better Value’ category recognises staff whose good ideas help to ensure the best possible use of public money for patient services. There is a category for staff who have shown real imagination in changing and reshaping services for our patients, and one for Volunteers who play a hugely important role through the many roles they provide. There is a new ‘Behind the Scenes’ category for the many staff who provide essential services which are less visible to patients.

The awards are for any of the wide range of staff who work in the community, in clinics, health centres, hospitals, or any other setting, whether in clinical teams or in support services.

Anne Gent , NHS Highland’s Director of Human Resources said: “Staff in the NHS are known for going that extra mile and we want to recognise the special efforts and innovation shown by NHS Highland staff. Although patients often tell us how much they appreciate the excellent care they receive, this is an opportunity to recognise some of the extraordinary characters.”

Anyone can nominate an individual or team. Forms can be downloaded from our website or you can request one be sent to you in the post by phoning NHS Highland on 01463 717123 and asking for Communications. The closing date for entries is 6th August 2010.

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