The Shine awards are now open!

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The awards recognise and celebrate the extraordinary work of our staff, and the difference they make to people who use our services.

To shine is to radiate, glow, sparkle and to light the way for others.

Do you know an individual who shines at work, or a devoted team who regularly goes the extra mile? Nominate them today.

Whether you’re a colleague, manager, patient or carer, you have the opportunity to shine the spotlight on staff who displayed remarkable efforts over the past year.

Nominations can be made for individuals and teams working across all professional groups and geographies of the Trust. This is the second year for the Shine Awards at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, you can watch videos of last year’s winners on YouTube.

You have until 11.59pm on Thursday 30 June 2022 to nominate.

Award categories

  • Outstanding achievement award (team)
    • Recognises staff whose skills and actions help the Trust exceed quality objectives for the continuous improvement of patient outcomes, experience, safety or staff wellbeing.
  • Outstanding achievement award (individual)
    • Recognises staff whose skills and actions help the Trust exceed quality objectives for the continuous improvement of patient outcomes, experience, safety or staff wellbeing.
  • Leadership award (individual)
    • Recognises an individual who inspires, motivates and encourages colleagues to bring about change, improvement or innovation, championing equality and inclusion. The nominee does not have to be in charge of a team.
  • Rising star award (individual)
    • Recognises an exceptional student, trainee, apprentice or someone in a development role (clinical or non clinical), who demonstrates their commitment to learning and developing in their career with the NHS.
  • Partnership award (team or individual)
    • Recognises a team or individual working collaboratively and across team, professional or organisational boundaries to improve services.
  • Making a difference award (team or individual)
    • Recognises a team or individual who exceeds expectations to deliver high quality customer service at all times which improves the experience of patients, visitors and/or carers with a focus on kindness, dignity and inclusion.
  • Spotlight award (team or individual)
    • Recognises a team or individual whose vital work to support delivery of high quality services, can sometimes go unnoticed.

How to nominate

Please make your nomination using our online form.

Tell us why your nominee is a worthy winner. Don’t forget to download and read our Shine Awards 2022 criteria [pdf] 495KB , this will be used by our judging panel.

This is a Trust wide awards scheme, so you can nominate anyone employed at any of our sites and/or who works within the community. You can nominate more than one person and/or team.

Winners will be announced at a celebration event in the autumn. Follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram to stay up to date.