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Celebrating #TeamIOWNHS

Recognising the great work of our staff and volunteers is very important to us as an organisation. Everyone should come to work and know their contribution is valued and appreciated.

Through both formal and less formal channels, here are just some of the ways we celebrate our amazing team:


Taking the time to say thank you or to recognise when someone has done a good job is really important. Employee or Team of the Month is a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievements of our colleagues in a timely manner. Our Employee of the Month programme is designed to help celebrate success across the organisation and to recognise people who have recently demonstrated our Trust values. 

Submit your nomination for Employee of the Month 


Our IOW NHS CARE awards acknowledge the outstanding service that has been delivered and support the continuing development of a culture whereby we all feel valued for the work we do and are recognised for the contribution we make. After a difficult year we held our 2021 NHS CARE Awards internally but captured the special moments members of #TeamIOWNHS were surprised with their award via video. 

When we are able to hold the next CARE awards we will invite staff and the public to nominate individuals or teams that they feel really deserve the recognition. 


The hard work and dedication of staff who have worked for the NHS for many years is very important to us and needs to recognised.  

We are very pleased to have started celebrating those that have worked for the NHS for 10, 20, 30, 40 & 50 years.


Our weekly eBulletin features a 'Social Shoutout' section that shares any positive content that has been shared about the Trust or its staff via social media accounts or within our #TeamIOWNHS staff Facebook group. 

If you would like to share your positive words with us, simply include @IOWNHS or #TeamIOWNHS in your social posts.

We want to champion all of #TeamIOWNHS, whether you're frontline staff, or you keep our Trust working in a role behind the scenes. We regularly shine a light on one team from across the organisation. We talk about what their role/s involve, their latest achievements, and what makes them proud to work at IOW NHS Trust.

Nominating your team to feature as #MeetTheTeam team is simple, please just email: 

Greatix let's us recognise and celebrate the excellence that happens everyday but often goes unnoticed. Any staff member can nominate a colleague or team all year round. A certificate will be produced for those nominated. Every certificate is signed by the Chief Executive, Maggie Oldham, who also writes a thank you card to express her thanks and appreciation. 

Take five minutes of your time to make a colleagues day and help us learn and share excellence by completing a nomination form, found on our staff intranet.

We use feedback that has been sent into the Trust from patients or their families/carers/friends and communicate that feedback on the Trust social media channels and within our own internal channels. Sharing the great feedback that members of #TeamIOWNHS have received is uplifting.

If you're a patient who has had a positive experience with us, please let our Patient Experience team know: or tag us on social media @IOWNHS

Most people appreciate a personal touch so thank you cards are available so staff can send one another a token of thanks and show their appreciation to one another. 

Thank you cards are available for staff members to send to one another either electronically or by hard copy. Please visit our intranet page or email: 

Despite the staff recognition programmes we have running, there are always colleagues that we don't get to shine a spot light on and highlight the amazing work that they do. We like to go out and about and find individuals going about their day job and promote their great work. We share across our social media channels who they are, where they work, and what a typical day looks like for them.

Does your team have a good news story to share or would you like us to shine a spotlight on the contribution of your role? We would love to hear from you so please contact:  


Our Chief Executive, Darren Cattell, hears of lots of wonderful things that individuals and teams are doing across the organisation, whether that be from speaking to a team, reading a Greatix certificate, receiving feedback from a patient to spotting praise on a social media. However, some stories really stand out as having really gone above and beyond in their role. It is these individuals or teams that will receive a Chief Executive Award certificate and a gift. 

Please do take a look at the successful members of #TeamIOWNHS who have received a Chief Executive Award 



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