Staff Awards Attract Huge Response

Nominations have been flooding in for this year’s Staff Awards. More than 200 were received during the first week alone and the final number is expected to be much higher.

The 2023 NHS Forth Valley Staff Awards aim to recognise the outstanding work, care and commitment of local NHS and Serco staff and highlight individuals, teams and volunteers who have gone the extra mile to deliver great care or service. The Awards were last held in 2019 and were suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic.

There are six award categories to choose from and this year are keen to receive more nominations for staff working in support service areas as well as clinical services to highlight the important contribution which all staff make in delivering high quality, safe services.

This includes catering staff, porters, receptionists, administration staff, housekeepers and domestic staff. Nominations can be made for NHS staff and volunteers working in local hospitals, resource centres and health centres as well as the many staff who deliver care in local communities and homes across Forth Valley.

There will also be a special NHS 75th Anniversary Award this year to recognise someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the NHS during their career.

The award categories are:

  • Outstanding Care Award
  • Health and Wellbeing Award
  • Service Improvement Award
  • Top Team Award
  • Inspiration Award
  • Better Workplace Award

There is also a Chairperson’s Award and this year there will be a special NHS 75th Anniversary Award to recognise someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the NHS during their career.

NHS Forth Valley’s Chief Executive, Cathie Cowan, said: “After a very tough time during the pandemic, this is a great opportunity for patients and members to show how much they value and appreciate the many wonderful local NHS staff who go the extra mile every day to deliver excellent services, care and treatment.

“Our staff have told us that being recognised for their work means a lot to them, so if you know someone who you think deserves an award, please let us know.”

Nominations can be submitted online at and nomination forms are also available at reception areas in local hospitals across Forth Valley.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 30th June 2023.