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Pride Awards 2019

Our annual PRIDE awards, which are kindly supported by our charity, recognise the fantastic staff and volunteers working at our hospitals. We know that so many of our staff go above and beyond their normal duties to deliver great care for our patient and support our colleagues. At these awards we celebrate their hard work, achievements and contributions.  

We have ten awards overall up for grabs, with more information about each category below. If you have any questions about the awards, email or claire.o'

You can download answers to frequently asked questions about our PRIDE awards here.

Nominate a member of staff or a volunteer by filling out our nomination form - (please use Safari, Chrome, or Firefox browers for optimum experience).

PRIDE Awards 2019 nomination form

You can also download a copy of the PRIDE Awards nomination form if you would prefer to complete a paper version. (Attach paper version of the nomination form). You can post your nomination form to Organisational Development Office, Education Centre, Ground Floor Neutral  Zone, Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, RM7 0AG  or hand it in at the Education Centre reception at either  King George or Queen’s Hospital.

Award Categories

Award Categories

Star of the Year (clinical and non-clinical)

Our star of the year award is for an individual who always goes the extra mile, respects and supports their colleagues, embodies our PRIDE values, puts patients at the heart of everything they do, and is just all-round wonderful! 



Research, innovation and education

This award is for staff who are paving the way for how we’ll be delivering healthcare in the future.


Do you know an individual or team who has contributed to ground-breaking research? Maybe they implemented quality improvement measures to really improve a service? Or perhaps they’ve contributed to our University Hospitals status by delivering excellent education? This is the award for them!


Team of the Year



This award recognises a clinical team who have worked together to deliver excellent care for our patients.


Team of the Year (non-clinical)

This award recognises a non-clinical team who has gone above and beyond to support our organisation.  




This award is for teams who have worked together to improve our care. This might be internally, with teams collaborating on projects, or it might be externally, working with our healthcare partners.


Compassion and respect

This award is for an individual or team who have shown empathy, compassion and respect to make a difference to our patients, visitors and/ or staff.


Outstanding leader


This award is for someone who leads by example in their work, supports and develops their team and shares their ideas to make a difference. They are truly inclusive and support others to progress and realise their full potential. A leader doesn’t have to be a manager, anyone can be a leader.


Personal development

This celebrates the ambition and hard work of a colleague who has undergone a training or development opportunity.


This might be someone who has excelled in their apprenticeship, shone in as a trainee nursing associate, worked really hard while on placement as a student, or juggled their day job alongside training.


Volunteer or Patient Partner of the Year

Our volunteers and patient partners are fantastic; they make a huge contribution to the services we deliver to our communities. This award is for someone who has gone above and beyond in volunteering their time to our hospitals, making them even better for our patients and staff.


Submitting a nomination? Read our top tips for a great nomination

A good quality nomination makes sure that the judging panel understand what it is that an individual or team has done to deserve the award. To help you with your application, consider the following:

  • Give examples. Avoid general statements; instead be really specific about things that a person or team have done which stand out and where they have gone above and beyond their job description.
  • Include others. If you know that others would also want to commend a team or individual, you could add quotes or comments from others in your nomination too.
  • Have they overcome a challenge? If a team or individual has overcome an obstacle, talk about what this was and what they did.
  • Talk about the impact of what a person or team did. How did it make you feel? How did it change the experience of a patient or their relatives?  Give specific outcomes.