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Celebrating Achievement Awards 2020

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Events and conferences, News on 14th January, 2021

Due to the pandemic we were not able to host our usual Celebrating Achievement Awards ceremony in December 2020, but we are delighted to announce that we will be holding the event online in February 2021 and that nominations are now open, until Friday 22 January 2021.

The awards are to recognise and celebrate the exceptional work that has been done by our colleagues, carers, the people who use our services and our partner organisations in the last twelve months - a year like no other.

Who can win an award?

  • People eligible for an award are:
  • Employees of Devon Partnership NHS Trust or those recently retired
  • Employees assigned to the Trust
  • People receiving services from Devon Partnership NHS Trust in the last 12 months
  • Carers, families and supporters of people in receipt of Trust services
  • Volunteers and partner organisations

The award categories 

Anything’s Possible - Award for change and innovation
Sponsored by Peter Aitken, Director of Research and Development and Medical Education

This award will be for an outstanding person or group of people who have contributed to a significant change leading to improvements. Examples of improvements might be in access and efficiency of services, the care and support provided or received, or a new way of working or living.

Making a difference – Award for making a difference to people’s lives
Sponsored by David Somerfield, Medical Director

This award is for people who have made a significant difference to people’s lives. Nominations may include examples of demonstrating a belief in a person’s existing strengths and resources or how someone’s energy, outstanding creativity and vision have made a difference.

Going the extra mile - Award for outstanding contribution
Sponsored by Melanie Walker, Chief Executive

This award celebrates the contribution of an individual or team which has shown extraordinary commitment to our shared aims and has gone beyond the call of duty for people who use our services and/or our staff.

Nurse of the year 2020 – Award for exemplary nursing
Sponsored by Chris Burford, Director of Nursing and Professions

2020 was the year of the nurse and midwife. This award is for a nurse who has been exceptional in their care giving to patients, consistently doing more than is required of their roles to assist patients and colleagues.

Team of the year 2020 (clinical/non clinical)
Sponsored by Sue Smith, Chief Operating Officer/Director of Workforce and Phill Mantay, Director of Finance and Strategy

This award recognises the commitment and dedication of team that has gone above and beyond the call of duty and who can demonstrate by working together effectively and efficiently has led to benefits for patients, staff and the organisation.

Together award – Award for involving people using our services in everything we do
Sponsored by Laura Hobbs, Director of Corporate Affairs, Ian Henwood and Mark Bridgman - Core Services Board Together leads

This award is for people who actively champion meaningful involvement and inclusion of people using our services, including carers and families.

Board award - This award is for people who have made a difference, demonstrating their commitment and compassion in helping to achieve our vision. This award is shortlisted and nominated by the Board. Presented by Andy Willis, Chair.

The deadline to receive nominations is noon on Friday 22 January 2021. Please ensure nominations are in by this date.

To view last year's winners and to watch the film from the event, please click here.