OSCARS for local healthcare heroes

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare is holding its own OSCARS on 17th March to reward and recognise staff and volunteers who have gone the extra mile for others.

The ‘Outstanding Service Contribution and Recognition Scheme’ (OSCARS) is held annually and acknowledges the outstanding work of individuals and teams to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services.

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at The East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. The headline sponsor for the event, which is in its eighth year, is Barchester Healthcare, Castlebeck and Grove, one of the Trust’s private sector partners.

The OSCARS comprises eight categories for awards including, unsung hero, lifetime achievement, equality and diversity and team of the year. Almost 100 nominations were received, made by staff, service users and carers, with 32 individuals and teams shortlisted.

Professor Mike Cooke CBE, chief executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare said: “The OSCARS is an important event to recognise and celebrate the outstanding performance of our staff and volunteers, which is at the heart of delivering high quality services. The hard work and dedication of everyone nominated is highly valued by the Trust and is making a real difference to the people who use our services.”