Our Emergency Department is extremely busy. 

If you need medical care or advice that is urgent but not an immediate, genuine emergency, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/ or call 111 first so trained NHS 111 advisors can tell you the best place to be seen quickly.

Please remember there is also the Urgent Treatment Centre at Seaton House, NG2 4LA.

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Nominate a member of staff for a TULIP Award

If you would like to nominate one of our staff for providing excellent care to you or a loved one you can nominate them for a Nottingham University Hospitals TULIP Award. 

Nominations can be made by completing and posting the nomination cards on wards and in public areas into the DAISY post boxes. 

Or by completing a TULIP Award Nomination Form.

The TULIP Awards

The Trust's new Tulip Awards to recognise staff for outstanding care

Following on from the Daisy Awards, which has been led by the Barnes Family to recognise outstanding Nursing, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH) is pleased to announce the launch of its “Touching Unique Lives In Practice (TULIP)” Award.

After some feedback from some of our staff, our Health Care Assistants, Clinical Support Workers, ODPs and Nursing Associates have asked to be recognised for their own work in a similar way to the DAISY Awards.

This is where the idea for our TULIP Awards bloomed, with the driving force of Healthcare Assistant Roxanne Terelak. Roxy collated the necessary background information to make these awards possible and provided a distinguished meaning for the blue tulip:

''Blue tulips are thought to symbolise tranquillity and peace because of their blue colour. When given to someone else, the flowers convey a message of trust and loyalty. Because they are one-of-a-kind, blue tulips represent individuality and uniqueness.''

The TULIP Award has now been given to a large number of staff members since its launch in late 2019, with nominations continuing to grow each year and different hospital trusts requesting for the Award to be used in their own hospitals too. If you would like to nominate an NUH staff member, please follow the link above this box.

Each TULIP Award Honouree will be recognised at a public ceremony in their ward or department with: a beautiful certificate, a TULIP Award pin, and a set of artificial blue tulips.

Privacy Statement

By completing a TULIP Award nomination form, you consent for your personal data to be processed for the purpose of nominating a Healthcare Assistant, Operating Department Practitioner, Clinical Support Worker or Nursing Associate for the TULIP Award.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to process the nomination.

We will protect your personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

If you no longer wish us to process your data for the nomination please contact TULIP.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk

TULIP Award Honorees 2022

January 2022

  • QMC NICU Team - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), QMC

February 2022

  • Charlotte Bicknell - Berman 2, City Hospital

March 2022

  • Heather Syson - E14, QMC

TULIP Award Honorees 2021

January 2021

  • Clare Hardstaff - Edward 2, City Hospital
  • Lauren Dennis - F22, QMC

February 2021

  • Kirk Tooby - Lister 1, City Hospital
  • Madelaine Beasley - C24, QMC

March 2021

  • Lianne Clay - Hogarth, City Hospital
  • Julia Smith - E14, QMC

April 2021

  • Julie Lee – SRU, City Hospital
  • Laura Mitchell – COVID Vaccination Hub, QMC
  • Ashleigh Spencer – E40, QMC

May 2021

  • Beverly Willis - Hayward House, City Hospital
  • Sheree Hurt - D56, QMC

June 2021

  • Lisa Gossling - SRU, City Hospital
  • Janet Newport - F22, QMC

July 2021

  • Julie Bowler - SRU, City Hospital
  • Laura Giles - E16, QMC

August 2021

  • Krystyna Hook – Berman 2, City Hospital
  • Samantha Sheriff – F22, QMC

September 2021

  • Brenda Smith – Hayward House, City Hospital
  • Samantha Sheriff – F22, QMC

October 2021

  • Dawn Glover – Acute Medicine Receiving Area (AMRA), QMC
  • Shahban Meherban - ENT Theatres, QMC

November 2021

  • Julie Cooke – Anticoagulation Clinic, QMC
  • Donna Traynor - Bonnington, City Hospital

December 2021

  • Tahya Fells – Elective Admissions Lounge (EAL), City Hospital

TULIP Award Honorees 2020

January 2020

  • Paul Stanton – Morris, City Hospital
  • Elizabeth White – D10, QMC

June 2020

  • Amy Bramley – Loxley, City Hospital
  • Bobbi Bassi – Children’s Ambulatory Care, QMC

September 2020

  • Simon Cooke – Radiotherapy, City Hospital
  • Debra Everett – AICU, QMC

October 2020

  • Wendie Clinkscale – Fraser, City Hospital
  • Mathew Smith – AICU, QMC

November 2020

  • Melanie Price – Berman 2, City Hospital
  • Katie Cookson – F18, QMC

December 2020

  • Angela Wootton – Hogarth, City Hospital
  • Samantha Leach – C53, QMC

TULIP Award Honorees 2019

November 2019

  • Ben Whyler – Harvey 1, City Hospital
  • Aimee Pickering – D35, QMC

December 2019

  • Ella Comrie – Berman 1, City Hospital
  • Emma Stone – C53, QMC


What are the submission methods for the nominations?

We currently have a variety of different ways for you to send nominations. These include:

  • E-mailing TULIP.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk with a completed electronic form, accessible above.
  • If the electronic form is not accessible, you can also manually type out your nomination story and send it via the email addresses above. Please include the nominee’s full name, their job title, their ward, your full name and contact details. If unsure of their details, please complete this to the best of your knowledge.
  • If the ward has a designated area for the TULIP Awards, there should be physical nominations forms available to write on. Please slip these inside their nomination box, or send your completed from to the following address:


Institute of Care Excellence

Derwent House

Block A, Flat 9

Nottingham City Hospital



Can I nominate more than one person?

YES, you can more than one person in a nomination but you can also specify if you want to keep them as separate nominations. Please write separate sentences or paragraphs for each nominee if you would like to keep them as separate nominations.


Can I nominate a whole team?

YES, we understand that it is difficult to choose only one or two individuals for an award and much of our care provided is achieved due to a team effort. Please specify which ward and/or team you are planning to nominate. You can specify names within this if you would like to.


Who can send in a nomination form?

Patients, relatives, visitors, volunteers, doctors, colleagues, students – you name it. Absolutely anyone can send in a nomination, just ensure that the individual you are nominating is eligible for the Award. The eligibility criteria should be listed within the nomination forms themselves.

If not accessible, the full list of eligible recipients is listed below:

TULIP Awards:

  • Healthcare Assistants (HCAs)
  • Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs)
  • Trainee Nursing Associates (TrNAs)
  • Nursing Associates (NAs)
  • Auxiliary Nurses
  • Clinical Support Workers/ Other Nursing Support Workers

DAISY Awards - click here for more information:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Registered Midwives (RMs)
  • Student Nurses


What does the Nominee receive if they HAVE and HAVEN’T won?

If the nominee has the privilege of winning, a ceremony date will be organised in secret and the Honouree will not know of this until the day of the ceremony. They will receive:

  • A TULIP Honouree Certificate
  • An Honouree Nomination Letter with their nomination story
  • A TULIP Honouree Pin
  • 1 Set of Party Cupcakes with TULIP cupcake toppers to share with their team
  • A bunch of artificial TULIPs

If the nominee hasn’t been chosen as the monthly Honouree, they will still receive the following:

  • A Nomination Letter with their nomination story
  • A Nomination Pin (currently being processed for future TULIP nominees)


I would love to attend the ceremony if my nominee wins – is this possible?

Due to current COVID safety measures within NUH, invitations to external parties are still unavailable but if you would like to forward a personal gift or an additional message, we will make sure to e-mail you regarding your nominee’s win so you can let us know. We apologise for this inconvenience.


How are the nomination forms processed and voted for?

Once submitted, the TULIP Admin team will type up the nominations sent within the month and these will be forwarded to our review panel, consisting of NUH Staff members.

When sent, the nominee’s details will be anonymised and panellists will only vote for nominees based on the stories provided. They choose 1 Nurse Nominee, 1 Midwife Nominee and 1 TULIP Nominee to win per month.


Has my nomination story been voted for yet?

If we have received your nomination after the second week of the month, it will be anonymously voted for in the third week of the following month. Any nominations sent/received before this period will be voted for within the third week of the current month. If this still hasn’t been actioned, kindly e-mail TULIP.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk with your request and we can check our database.


My Nominee still hasn’t received a nomination pin for their nomination – what happened?

The new TULIP nomination pin is still being processed at the moment. These will be rewarded to all future TULIP Nominees once finalised.


I have lost my TULIP Honouree pin, can I get a replacement?

YES, you absolutely can! Please send your replacement request to TULIP.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk with your work address and we’ll send this out immediately.


If you have any additional queries or requests not mentioned above, please do not hesitate to contact the TULIP team via TULIP.Awards@nuh.nhs.uk.


Happy Nominating! 


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