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UHNM's A Night Full of Stars staff awards are back. 

Friday 11 November 2022. 

Follow the event on our Facebook and Twitter pages on the night @UHNM_NHS. #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, and will be high performing utilising the strengths of individual team members, whilst ensuring that all team members have a voice, and that diversity of thought is actively encouraged and sought.  The team 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, actively promotes and contributes to an inclusive environment by championing inclusion and is an ally for diversity 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 whilst ensuring that all team members have a voice, and that diversity of thought is actively encouraged and sought.  The team will 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.  They will be role models of our Trust Values. 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 live our Values and 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.

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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.

As Staffordshire’s largest and most successful further education college, with a national reputation for excellence, NSCG remains only provider in the region to be recognised as ‘Outstanding’ in every category of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework.   

With an unrivalled range of courses, including A-Levels, T-Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and higher education provision, they strive to offer a broad and varied curriculum that meets the needs of employers and enables learners to contribute to the cultural and economic prosperity of the local area, and beyond.

The college campuses, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford provides a warm and friendly welcome and a dedicated staff team who put learner success at the heart of everything they do. They pride themselves on offering ‘more than just a course’ and strive to deliver an individual approach to learning, where students receive outstanding teaching and support, extensive extracurricular opportunities and first class facilities, which have benefitted from £90M in investment over the last decade.

Recognising that success matters, NSCG are exceptionally proud of their record-breaking ‘Class of 2022’ results which outperformed all national benchmarks in terms of pass rates, high grades and progress measures.  Additionally, for several consecutive years NSCG has been the top college in Staffordshire for university progression, with 1220 students progressing to over 102 different institutions in 2022.

Through relevant, progressive training, our Work-Based Learning team engages with many employers across the region, including UHNM, to nurture talent and help learners meet their growth potential.  In providing high-calibre apprentices, bespoke on-the-job training, mutually beneficial work placement opportunities and comprehensive recruitment support, we aim to help employers develop the workforce of the future.

With a brand new £30M Skills and Technology Centre scheduled to open in Stafford during summer 2023 and an exciting Institute of Technology backed by Keele University and key regional employers set to launch in 2024, NSCG are excited to collaborate with regional employers to transform the skills available to them in today’s increasingly competitive landscape.

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group (NSCG) are proud to support the UHNM ‘A Night Full of Stars’ staff awards event. 

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Sponsoring : Rising Star – Clinical

JCB is proud to be a sponsor of the UHNM’s annual staff awards in recognition of the hard work and commitment of so many health professionals in our county.   

JCB is the world’s third largest construction equipment manufacturer and has 22 plants on four continents: 11 in the UK and others in India, Brazil, the USA and China. Founded in 1945, JCB remains a family company with its roots firmly in Staffordshire, where eight of its plants are based. Today JCB employs around 16,000 people around the world. As a global manufacturer with its heart in Staffordshire,