Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is seeking nominations from patients, their families, friends and carers of who they think is the best individual or team who deserves to win a coveted award

The trust’s Improving Patient Experience Award gives the public the chance to recognise outstanding care and support given by a member of staff or a team, who people feel made a real difference to their experience.

They can work in any discipline – from mental health to community physical health services.

So, whether they are , a school nurse, a therapist, a health visitor, care worker, dentist, social worker, doctor, nurse or any member of the 260 teams working at the trust’s 150 locations, nominations are wanted.

Oxford Health – whose ethos is to have caring, safe and excellent care delivered by excellent people  –  currently has a 6,700-plus workforce working in four counties.

Marie Crofts, Oxford Health’s Chief Nurse, pictured, said: “I  am  incredibly proud to work at Oxford Health  and with such a group of dedicated, caring and compassionate people who always try to do their very best for our patients, services users and their families and carers.

“Our staff carry out such a diverse range of activities and interventions across our  mental and physical health settings, that it is likely you or someone you know has had contact with an Oxford Health worker.

“It could have been a school or district nurse, a health visitor, a speech and language therapist, a physiotherapist, a psychiatrist, mental health support worker, specialist dentist, one of our front line staff in our stroke unit or minor injuries unit or any of our professionals working across our health and social care services.

“If you think there is a person or team that deserves special recognition for delivering exceptional care, please nominate them for our Improving Patient Experience award.

“Being nominated is a real boost to morale. It’s the award everyone at Oxford Health wants to win, because it’s the you, the public, who make it so very special.”

To make a nomination, please download a nomination form  or request one via email from StaffAwards@oxfordhealth. nhs.uk

Nominations for the public award are open now. Entries must be received by 5pm on September 27.