Don’t forget to nominate your NHS Tayside STAR 

There has been a huge response to NHS Tayside’s Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards with over 250 nominations in the first week. There’s still time to recognise your STAR with two weeks to go before nominations close.    
The STAR Awards celebrate the individuals, teams and services within NHS Tayside that deliver outstanding patient care or go the extra mile in their job.  
It is quick and easy to nominate your STAR online at and both staff and the public have until 5pm on Friday, 21 July to make their nominations.
Members of the public and NHS Tayside staff have already been singing the praises of their STARs with 254 nominations in the first week.
Members of the public can nominate their NHS Tayside STARs in seven categories - Clinical Staff Award, Support Staff Award, Top Clinical Team Award, Top Support Team Award, Global Citizenship Award, Young Achiever Award and Unsung Hero Award.
No matter what their job is, any member of NHS Tayside staff can be nominated, including medical and nursing staff, therapists, community staff, support staff and those who work in the more ‘hidden’ departments who may not deal with patients on a day-to-day basis.
You can nominate in more than one category – you may wish to nominate an individual staff member as well as a team who may have looked after you or your family.
There are also two more specialist categories which are open to nominations from NHS Tayside staff. These are the Innovation and Improvement Award, and the Inspiring Educator/Trainer Award.
Anyone who has difficulty accessing the website or who needs assistance to complete the nomination form can call the nomination phone line on 01382 632094.
The full details for the award categories open to nominations from members of the public are:
•    Global Citizenship Award 
Any individual, group or team who in addition to their health or social care day job also volunteer in local or global health and social care work.  
•    Clinical Staff Award - a doctor, nurse, healthcare assistant, consultant, surgeon, physiotherapist, occupational therapist etc  
Someone who goes the extra mile for their patient or colleagues/NHS Tayside
•    Support Staff Award - a domestic assistant, porter, receptionist, service manager, estates or catering staff etc 
Someone who goes the extra mile within their job role helping colleagues/NHS Tayside or patients and visitors
•    Top Clinical Team Award - podiatrists, physiotherapists, public health, healthcare assistants, nurses, doctors, a whole ward team of all job families 
A team that strives to deliver the best possible quality of health and care for people in Tayside.
•    Top Support Team Award - a service delivery team, laboratory team, administration team, support services team eg domestic, porter or catering team 
A team that, although not directly providing clinical services, very much supports the delivery of high quality healthcare in NHS Tayside. 
•    Young Achiever Award 
An individual aged 30 years or younger on 31 December 2023 who has demonstrated outstanding achievement as part of their working life. 

•    Unsung Hero Award 
An individual who, in the course of doing their job, makes a real difference for people in Tayside, but whose work often goes unrecognised