Make a Difference staff awards

The Make a Difference Awards is our monthly staff awards scheme that recognises and celebrates colleagues who go above and beyond to deliver great care for our patients and make a difference to our community and/or colleagues.

Staff who receive a nomination are awarded a Make a Difference badge and certificate to acknowledge their fantastic work, and all nominees are put forward for our annual Make a Difference awards ceremony, where our judging panels will pick one winner from every category who will be presented with a trophy and certificate on the awards night.

Our annual Make a Difference Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 23 March 2023.  You can read about our winners here.

Patients, carers and our community are able to thank and celebrate a member of NELFT staff by nominating them for our Patient Leadership Award. This award celebrates a colleague, volunteer or involvement representative who truly puts the patient at the centre of all they do.

How to nominate a NELFT colleague for the Patient Leadership Award

Thank you for your interest in nominating for our Patient Leadership Award. The nomination process is now on hold for 2024, whilst we work our way through the nominations, complete the shortlist and celebrate our winners for our 2023 cohort.

We will be back later in 2024 to reopen for the next cohort.

If you would like to send a compliment to one of our outstanding NELFT team in the meantime, please do use the Tell Us What You Think form.