Q Award Categories

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Award Categories are linked to our Trust Values:


For the individual or team who take pride in involving people and working together as an inclusive team, both within the organisation, and in co-production with patients, carers,   partners, colleagues and others who use our services and people we work with.


For the individual or team who are compassionate, kind and caring to everyone, including people who use our services and people we work with. 


For the individual or team who always do their best and seek to achieve excellence in all they do. Who innovate and try out new things and when things don't go to plan, they embrace this as an opportunity to learn and improve.


For the individual or team who do the right thing and people can trust them. Who are also open, honest and transparent, even when things go wrong.


For the individual or team who are civil and respectful. They also celebrate diversity and always appreciate the views of others.

Other Awards

Volunteer of the Year Award

For the team or an individual volunteer who has displayed outstanding commitment in the way they have given up their own time, unpaid, to support us in the effective delivery of our services.

Clinical Leader of the Year/ Non Clinical Leader of the Year

For the individual who has demonstrated they live by, and shown behaviour associated with, our values of: Compassion in Action, Working Together, Respect for Everyone and Seeking Excellence.

Corporate Services Award

For the individual or team who has/have:

  • Shown initiative in developing processes to support our business. Demonstrates how their support has contributed to the delivery of our Values;

  • Gone above and beyond in the support they offer to clinical services and/or corporate colleagues;

  • Undertakes their duties with pride and has shown outstanding dedication to their work.

Apprentice of the Year award
  • The Q awards are looking to celebrate and recognise those extra special apprentices who are creative and innovative in their roles, and deserve a big thank you.


Awards not requiring nomination

Chairman's Award

The winner of this category will be chosen from the short-listed and winners of the other awards. The Chair will select from all the entries one person or team who he believes deserves special mention for their outstanding efforts during the year. The winner will have demonstrated that they have "Worked to improve the wellbeing of the people we serve and to be recognised for always doing the best they can".

Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Award

Separate nominations are not required for this category as the winner will be chosen at the Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Event.

Anyone who has completed a Clinical Audit or Effectiveness project is eligible to submit their project for presentation at the Clinical Audit and Effectiveness event The winner will have demonstrated the undertaking of a robust project that has led to demonstrable changes for our patients/service users.

Research Culture Award

For the individual or team who has/have:

  • Championed research and demonstrated commitment to integrating research into their clinical service;

  • Used research evidence to improve service delivery and improve outcomes for service users and/or carers;

  • Provided service users and/or carers with opportunities to take part in research studies;

  • Helped to increase the capacity for research in their service and in our Trust.