Skip to the content

This year's UHNM Staff Awards is a celebration of the outstanding contributions made by staff of University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust over the past year across nine award categories.

This year's awards ceremony will take place virtually on UHNM's Facebook and Twitter pages on Friday 12 November 2021 from 7pm.

Available to watch on our Twitter page - @UHNM_NHS

Available to watch on our Facebook page - @UHNM.NHS

Hashtag - #UHNMStars

The categories are...

This award recognises a clinical team who work flexibly and collaboratively, with a ‘can do’ approach to overcome barriers. The culture in this team will truly reflect our Values, be high performing utilising the strengths of individual team members and demonstrate their commitment to providing exceptional levels of care.

This award will be presented to an individual or team that has demonstrated exceptional innovation in their work or creative thinking to develop/improve services. They may have used research, partnership working, changed pathways or roles or introduced new systems.  Their improvement initiative will have made a difference to patients, either directly or behind the scenes, or made team-working more effective for service delivery. 

This award is to recognise an inspirational leader who is consistent in their approach, leads with compassion, contributes to an inclusive environment and lives our organisational values.  They will have drive and enthusiasm that inspires others and be a positive advocate for the Trust. This individual does not have to be in a management role.

This award recognises a non-clinical team who work flexibly and collaboratively, with a ‘can do’ approach to overcome barriers. The culture in this team will truly reflect our Values, be high performing utilising the strengths of individual team members and demonstrate their commitment to providing an exceptional service.

This award is to recognise an individual who has substantially grown in their role or placement, shown drive and enthusiasm making a significant contribution to their own development or improvements to their area of work.  Our apprentice of the year will also be awarded under this category.

This award is to recognise an individual or a team who through creating an engaging and inclusive culture have significantly improved the Health and Wellbeing of their colleagues/patients. This individual or team will have gone above and beyond to achieve measurable results for their wellbeing/engagement initiative(s) and compassion.

This award celebrates the individual or team that have made an outstanding contribution in supporting the work of the UHNM Charity

Nominations will not be accepted for this award as the winner will be chosen from the current year’s winners of Employee of the Month Awards.

This award recognises a volunteer or voluntary team who have worked tirelessly and have generously given their free time, enthusiasm and energy to help improve NHS services, facilities and support to patients, visitors and their families.

Our awards sponsors

Staffordshire University is an award-winning institution with over 100 years’ experience in providing higher education opportunities to students within the UK and overseas. Currently with a global network of over 15,000 staff and students from its main campus in Stoke-on-Trent, Centre of Excellence for healthcare in Stafford, Digital Institute in London, and partnership colleges and centres over the world.

Digitally led and focused on graduate employability, the University provides high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in healthcare, providing work experience and producing the next generation of nurses, carers and healthcare professionals. The institution does not limit itself to healthcare, offering a vast number of courses across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, and business, engineering and science. What’s more, if their current portfolio isn’t diverse enough, new and industry-relevant courses launch every year – with new and exciting ways to study, such as their brand-new range of pathway courses, where students have the choice to tailor their own degrees while studying.

Staffordshire University has a long-standing partnership with the University Hospitals of North Midlands (UNHM) NHS trust, constantly connecting innovative and aspiring students to apprenticeships and work placements across multiple disciplines, including management, midwifery and nursing. The institution enjoys a senior level relationship with executive members of both UHNM and Staffordshire University, enabling the alignment of working strategies and goals for the benefit of students, staff and the general public.

The institution prides itself on being The Connected University, connecting students with staff, business and career opportunities. As a result of their commitment to constant improvement, they have been named among the top 15 institutions in the UK for both Teaching Quality and Social Inclusion in the Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. Academic staff are constantly contributing to world leading research too, which has led to the University breaking into the top 1000 institutions in the World University Rankings 2019.

Graduate employability is at the forefront of the University’s objectives. All courses provide the opportunity for relevant work-placement, and students can benefit from a vast network of professional connections from academic staff and alumni alike.

The Stoke-on-Trent campus is constantly improving, with over £100m invested in facilities and new buildings in recent years. That’s not all; healthcare students benefit from a dedicated Centre of Excellence in Stafford. So, no matter where their work placements are based, they’re never too far away from high-quality teaching support.

Students get the chance to practise in professional environments such as the £1.3m facility-packed Smart Zone, clinical simulation suites, analytical centres and paramedic training facilities. There’s serious investment in the University’s future for students to take advantage of too, with a £30m Science Centre, updated learning areas in the brand-new Beacon building, and many more innovative additions to their campus.

So, not only do students leave the University with new knowledge and skills, but they leave with professional connections and life experiences that make them ultra-employable in the real world.

Find out more at


With a wealth of industry and business knowledge along with a true passion for hospitality, we set out to select iconic landmark sites, transforming them into stunning contemporary venues. Our objective is to provide fabulous restaurants for local and surrounding communities to visit, where they can enjoy great drinks and fantastic food, all within the surroundings of a contemporary and relaxed dining experience.


All of our food is freshly made by our hard-working chefs. Our customers have come to expect a premium food offer in our restaurants which must start in our kitchens with high – quality ingredients. Therefore, working with reputable suppliers, using responsibly sourced ingredients is extremely important to us.

When you eat our food, we want your hunger to be satisfied, knowing that each dish has been created for you with care and passion. Whether it be a delicious pie, a succulent burger, some tender lamb or a juicy steak, we want our food to excite your taste buds.

With great food must come great drinks, this is why everything we use from our extensive wine lists to the ingredients in our renowned cocktail are carefully selected to meet the demands and tastes of our customers.

Information coming soon