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Our staff are our greatest asset, displaying hard work, commitment and passion on a daily basis. We want to create a culture where there are lots of opportunities to say “thank you” and an organisation that our staff are proud to be a part of.

What is Valued Star?

This monthly award is about recognising members of staff who have gone the extra mile in the way they demonstrate any or all of our Trust’s values of integrity, trust, compassion and respect. These run throughout Our Pledge, which we have signed up as staff, managers and as an organisation.

March's Winner

March’s Valued Star is Pretty Mukungunugwa, community staff nurse. This is what happened when she received a surprise visit from chief executive, Dr Peter Miller.

Pretty was nominated in recognition of her going above and beyond to ensure that patients in the community were still treated during the recent winter weather conditions.

Jo Beeching said: "Our community staff faced many challenges during the recent wintery weather. Pretty went above and beyond on Saturday 3 March whilst working with the evening service who are based in the city. She agreed to go to Rutland, where we were informed that parts were impassable due to snow drifts, to visit two patients within the two hour required response time from our nursing service.

"She visited and did an excellent job for both patients and subsequently did not finish her shift until 1.40am, when she should have finished at 11pm. She praised the volunteer driver who took her there, for his commitment and time. Pretty said her only thoughts were getting to the patients and ensuring their comfort - a true credit to our team, service and organisation."

Pretty said: "I want to thank my team members. I've worked in many roles in England, but this is the first time I have been appreciated and it's down to my manager and lovely team."

Our staff are our greatest asset, many demonstrating fantastic dedication and care on a daily basis. Why not nominate someone you know for a Valued Star award, and let them know how much they are appreciated? You can do this by visiting Everyone who is nominated during the month receives a Valued Star certificate from their service director. Find out who else was nominated in March.

Nominate your Valued Star

Nominations are welcome for any member of staff, from any profession, service or team, or from service users, carers or other members of the public. Simply complete the form on this page.

See a full list of nominees and previous winners of the Valued Star award.

How do the Valued Star Awards work?

One Valued Star is picked on a monthly basis from all those nominated during that month by our Executive Team. The winner is then announced the following month through a surprise presentation by Chief Executive Dr Peter Miller, who visits them in their place of work and presents a framed certificate.

The timeline for the awards and the dates for the monthly presentations is available.

Don't forget to let the person you're nominating know that you've nominated them - it is a great way to say thank you for all they do!

    (Please copy and save the above text before you submit it as we are experiencing some technical problems with a number of the nomination submissions).

    If you have any problems submitting your nomination, please complete a printable version of the form (see link above) and either scan and email to or send it in the internal post to the Communications team at Bridge Park Plaza,Thurmaston and they will add it manually.

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