A call is being made for service users and carers to nominate a staff member of ²gether NHS Foundation Trust for an award.
The Trust’s Recognising Outstanding Service and Contribution Awards (ROSCAs) are held annually, and the Service Users and Carers Choice is one of the most hotly contested categories.
Carol Sparks, Director of Organisational Development for ²gether, said: “Our ROSCAs are an opportunity for us and our communities to pay tribute to the enormous contribution made by our health and social care professionals.
“Anyone who has received services from the Trust or cares for someone who has can
nominate an individual or team who, in their opinion, has made an outstanding contribution for the Service Users and Carers Choice.
“This contribution could be in any area – clinical care, service user involvement or administrative support. The decision is entirely up to the proposer but must clearly demonstrate that the nominee truly sees from a service user's perspective.”
The ROSCAs are sponsored by various organisations, including Alpha Colour Printers and the West of England Academic Health Science Network.
Dave Oldfield, Operations Director of Alpha Colour Printers, which sponsors the Service Users and Carers Choice category, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the ²gether ROSCAs again this year.
“We’re particularly pleased to sponsor the Service User and Carer Choice category, because it’s for people who have received services from ²gether to nominate people and teams who have made a real difference to their lives.
“There is so much work taking place around Gloucestershire for people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, and it’s great to be part of celebrating the marvellous contribution the staff and teams of ²gether make.”
The closing date for ROSCA nominations is 5pm on Friday 11 November. To nominate, click here.