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Going the Extra Mile – staff recognition scheme


Many members of staff go above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference to the experiences of patients, visitors, colleagues and clients. The Going the Extra Mile Scheme was introduced to acknowledge and celebrate their dedication and achievement.

We invite nominations for those WVT and Sodexo staff and volunteers who make a difference through living the values of the Trust and through their commitment to improving the experiences of patients, service users, visitors, colleagues and clients. Click here to access the Going the Extra Mile nomination form

Nominations are invited for the following awards:

Team of the Month/Employee of the Month:

For a team or individual who had made a positive difference by, for example:

  • Improving the quality and experience of care provided to our patients, their carers and families
  • Developing the responsiveness and accessibility of services
  • Improving patient/staff safety
  • Improving the way we work together to deliver services more effectively
  • Modelling exemplary behaviour in relation to the Trust’s values

Innovation of the Year

For a team or individual who has developed an innovative idea to add value or to enable the Trust to make a difference through, for example:

  • Enhancing patient care
  • Improving efficiency or effectiveness
  • Reducing waiting times
  • Improving quality or safety of service

At the beginning of each month all nominations received during the previous month are sent to the Going the Extra Mile (GEM) panel for consideration.  The panel includes representatives from across the Trust, including from staff side.

All nominations are recognised by a letter and award of a GEM certificate.  Those nominees chosen as Employee of the Month/Team of the Month will be presented with a certificate and a ‘Star Award’ at Trust Board, by the Chief Executive and Chairman.

All Employee of the Month/Team of the Month winners will be considered for the annual Making an Outstanding Contribution (Individual/ Team) Awards, which are presented at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The Chairman’s Innovation of the Year Award is also presented at the AGM.

If you would like to nominate a member of staff or a volunteer for "Going the Extra Mile," please complete the nomination form accessed here.

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