With over 19,000 staff, we are passionate about recognising and rewarding their achievements.

New for 2024, our People First Recognition Awards provide the opportunity for any member of staff at Nottingham University Hospitals to be recognised and rewarded across 12 award categories. 

Charity Champion Award  
Hidden Gem Award
Inclusion Award
Innovation Award
Inspirational Leader Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Team Award 
Partnerships Award 
Patient Experience Award 
Public Award 
Rising Star Award
Volunteer of the Year Award

ErnestoOur awards are open for nominations all year round.

The judging process

Nominations are collated for judging at the end of the summer, ahead of our annual awards ceremony held in the autumn. A shortlist for each award is chosen by an internal judging panel and then highly commended and winning nominees are chosen by an external judging panel and announced at our annual awards. 

How to nominate

Nominating a person or team for one of our awards can go a long way. It doesn't take long to submit a nomination and you could really make a big impact on the person or team by doing so. 

So what are you waiting for! Find out more about each award and make a nomination now via the relevant pages below.

Awards Sponsors

With thanks to our sponsors for supporting our awards.


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