Outstanding Service and Care Awards 2021 


It has been, and will continue to be, a challenging year for everyone in the healthcare industry. We are incredibly proud of our colleagues for playing their part in keeping our hospitals running every single day.

Our Outstanding Service and Care Awards (OSCAs) is your chance to say thank you to teams and individuals for their exceptional care.

This year there are currently 10 categories open for your consideration, nominations will close on Tuesday 31 August so be sure to get your nomination in as soon as possible:

1. Rising Star Award

Who has started their NHS career or new job with a bang? We are looking for any member of staff, new to the Trust or to their role, who has made an outstanding impression on care and service. Their nomination reflects their ability to embrace learning and a willingness to push boundaries.

2. Educator of the Year Award

This award recognises individuals who have gone out of their way to develop and support others. They have been an inspiration, mentor, peer or teacher and due to them the future of patient care looks bright.

3. Going the extra mile in Supporting Care Award

Designed with non-clinical staff in mind; this award is open for teams or individuals that have sparkled in providing a crucial core service and delivering a high standard of work.

4. Going the Extra Mile in Delivering Care Award 

Specifically for those delivering care, this award shines the spotlight on staff who have gone above and beyond to provide a world class patient experience.

5. Leader of the Year

Celebrating selfless individuals who act with openness, honesty and integrity and help those around them rocket to success. Nominees will have led their team or department to offer care or services which have truly made a difference.

6. Excellence through Ideas, Improvement and Innovation Award

Recognising teams or individuals who have a real flair for innovation and ideas that lead to improvements in patient care and safety.

7. Supporting Equality and Diversity Award

This award recognises a team or individual who has gone above and beyond to celebrate diversity or promote equality and shape attitudes which ensure that UHCW is an inclusive place to both be cared for or work.

The winning team or individual will have enhanced care for service users and/or colleagues, raised the profile of equality and diversity at UHCW or developed services to help bring people together all with inclusivity close to the heart of their work.

8. Volunteers’ Award

Open to volunteers with energy and enthusiasm to burn in support of patients and staff across University Hospital Voluntary Services, the Friends of St Cross, UHCW Charity or Rugby/Coventry Hospital Radio.

9. The People’s Choice Award 

Patients and their loved ones are invited to show their appreciation for shining stars who provide exceptional care and service. This award is open solely to nomination from members of the public and highlights the dedication and expertise of our wonderful staff.

10. Chief Executive Award

This coveted award is for outstanding individuals and teams that demonstrate our values in everything they do. These firecrackers will be personally selected by our Chief Executive Officer, Professor Andy Hardy.

We want to hear about exceptional individuals and teams at UHCW who live and breathe the Trust’s values of Compassion, Openness, Improve, Respect, Partnership, Pride and Learn.