Staff recognition


We pride ourselves in recognising the achievements of our staff and volunteers when they go over and above providing the best possible care to patients. Throughout the year we recognise staff through our Everyday Hero and Daisy award schemes and once a year we host our Best Possible Care awards.

If you've received care above and beyond your expectations or if you want to recognise a member of staff who made a difference to your time in hospital as a patient, visitor or staff member, why not nominate them for one of our staff recognition awards.


Best Possible Care Awards

This years Best Possible Care award nominations are now open!

Our Best Possible Care Awards celebrate those individuals and teams who make a real difference to the way we work and our patient care. Regardless of where they work or volunteer in the hospital, if one of your colleagues or your team, or someone who has cared for you, has gone above and beyond to exceed expectations now is your chance to get them the recognition they deserve.

You can submit your nomination to us in three ways; by nominating online here, downloading and completing the form, or pick up a paper copy from our information desks at our main entrances. Please ensure you submit your nomination by midnight on 28th June 2019.

Thank you to Northamptonshire Health Charitable Fund for their ongoing support and sponsorship of this event.


Award categories

Clinical team award & Non-clinical team award

For teams who demonstrate best practice and/or drive forward improvements in patient care or have introduced a change in approach that has led to improvements in financial or operational performance or they may have pulled together through very difficult circumstances.

Volunteer of the year (team or individual)

For volunteers who go the extra mile to help and support our patients, their relatives and our staff; acting as an advocate and offering a voice to our patients

Quality improvement award

Celebrating improvement and continuous progress. Nominees demonstrate creativity, flair and ambition to help services change and adapt to exceed expectations

Unsung hero (clinical) & Unsung hero (non-clinical)

Celebrating the heart and soul of NGH. These two awards go to individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty to support one another and ensure our patients get the best possible care

Patient safety award (individual or team)

For best practice in providing safe care, or have openly raised awareness of safety issues, championed transparency or introduced new, safer ways of working.

Patient experience award (individual or team)

For those who place the patient’s experience at the heart of all they do. They show they have listened to and acted on patient feedback.

Clinical educator of the year

For an individual or team who demonstrate excellence in providing and supporting high quality education


Everyday Hero Award

Do you want to say thankyou to a member of #TeamNGH who you think has gone above and beyond what might be expected of them?

Everyone who works in a hospital makes a difference. The NGH Everyday Hero Award has been created to recognise exceptional members of TeamNGH who have demonstrated compassionate care and thoughtfulness which goes above and beyond the usual within their role. The Everyday Hero Award, supported by NGH Health and Wellbeing, is open to clinical and non-clinical staff who has made a real difference in their role whether they work on a ward, in an office, or in our kitchens; whether their work involves patients, buildings or supplies. To nominate a hero from NGH visit our NGH Everyday Hero website or:


Our nurses and midwives are recognised through our DAISY Award.


The Daisy Award 

The Daisy Award is your opportunity to say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse or midwife made a difference you will never forget. Each DAISY Award honoree will be recognised at a ceremony in her/his ward or department and will receive a DAISY Award pin, certificate and a hand-carved sculpture A Healer’s Touch.  To nominate an extraordinary nurse or midwife, download a nomination form and send it back to us by:

•          Email:

•          Post: Julia Jones, DAISY Award Co-Ordinator, Patient, Nursing & Midwifery Services, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville, Northampton NN1 5BD  

 DAISY logo

© Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust 2019       Privacy Notice | Cookie PolicyTerms of Use | Accessibility