The Celebrating Excellence Awards recognise our exceptional individuals and teams for their dedication and commitment to our vision: ‘creating high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all’ and our values of compassion, respect, integrity and trust.

The awards are a superb opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) staff and volunteers, and to share their achievements for the wider benefit of patients, service users and staff.

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Award categories (links open last year’s nomination films):

  • Team of the Year Award
    This award recognises teams who work flexibly and collaboratively, with a ‘can do’ approach to overcoming barriers, delivering continuous improvements for patients, service users and/or staff.
  • Delivering Exceptional Care Award*
    Awarded to a team or individual who has delivered exceptional care.
  • Excellence in Enabling Services Award
    This award recognises the work undertaken by our enabling services to support the Trust to deliver high quality care.
  • Excellence in Research Award
    This award recognises individuals who have driven the use of research for improvements, undertaken exemplary research or exceeded expectations around involving patients, services users and/or staff in research studies.
  • Excellence in Leadership Award
    This award recognises exemplary leadership that demonstrates a positive and sustained impact on patients, service users, carers and staff.
  • Excellence in Quality Improvement Award
    This award recognises an outstanding commitment to quality improvement that has resulted in measurable benefits for LPT’s patients, service users and/or staff.
  • Trainee, Student or Learner of the Year Award (in memory of late Professor Sab Bhaumik)
    This award recognises a commitment to personal and professional development, utilising the knowledge and skills gained through undertaking learning programmes for the benefit of services and/or patient care.
  • Excellence in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award
    This award recognises those who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to valuing and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for service users and/or staff.
  • Excellence in Improving Staff Health and Wellbeing Award
    Awarded to an individual or team that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of LPT staff.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award*
    Awarded to an individual volunteer or team of volunteers who volunteer for LPT and have made an outstanding contribution to helping LPT go ‘above and beyond’.
  • Unsung Hero of the Year Award* (special award from CEO/chair)
    Selected by the chair and chief executive of the Trust, this award recognises an individual for their exceptional practice or contribution to LPT.
  • Excellence in Partnerships Award (NEW!)
    This award recognises work to develop integrated, person-centred services through multi-agency working/ partnership arrangements with local agencies, voluntary organisations and community groups which has brought about positive outcomes.
  • Excellence in Patient or Service-user Involvement Award* (NEW!)
    This award recognises teams, patient and staff collaborations or projects that have used innovative or outstanding practice to involve patients, service-users or carers in continuously improving their services.

Nominations have now closed. All nominees will receive a thank you letter from our chief executive. All shortlisted nominees and their nominators will be invited to the awards ceremony on the evening on Friday 1 May 2020.

Want to sponsor the awards?

Sponsoring the awards is a unique opportunity to be part of a two-month publicity campaign aimed at over 5,500 staff, our 3,000 members, hundreds of volunteers and our hundreds of thousands of service users and patients. It also provides you with a chance to attend the awards ceremony with our nominees, winners, senior leadership and Trust Board members and reap the brand benefit of the media and publicity campaign around the winners.

If you would like be a sponsor for this year's awards, please contact

For more information please contact the Communications team via email: or telephone: 0116 295 0919.

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