The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers


Award Category:

Public Choice

Individual or Team Nomination?


Qualifying Qualities

In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
  • Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
  • Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
  • A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.

Nominators Answer

Nominee's story :

I’m nominating Mr Tom Rollinson under the category of Public Choice Award. Tom is the Reducing Conveyance Lead of Derbyshire, within his role he creates, manages, and instigates many alternate pathways and alternate care plans, he has worked tirelessly to improve the relationships between EMAS, GP surgeries, community hospitals, nursing/residential homes, and major hospitals/trauma units. He then monitors all of these pathways/care plans and updates/configures to meet the ever evolving need of the public. I have never known him not answer a phone call or not reply to an email. He is more than happy to approach new people of any stature and build relationships with them. We have all become better clinicians because he has given us the confidence to improve our scope and our patient care. He also always acts and maintains the EMAS values: Respect – From the outset he considers everyone's views on how pathways should be reviewed/instigated. Integrity – He is here, because he wants to be here, to make genuine improvements to the lives of us and our patients. He works closely and well with A&E staff, supporting us to make better decisions in attending to patients and their needs. Contribution - Coming from a non clinical background Tom has been a very fast learner, and 9 times out of 10 you wouldn’t ever know he is within his first year and therefore still getting to grips with everything. Tom from the outset has managed to get everyone together working to one goal, a definite large task within EMAS. He has rallied; road staff, management, and higher management all working together as one. Teamwork – Without a doubt Tom has fitted into the EMAS family, and I am unsure what we did before, and I wouldn’t know what we would do without his ongoing support now. He is a highly regarded team member and always there to support staff. Competence – Tom has visited all area’s of our existing alternative pathways and has improved, but continually improves and develop them further. This helps everyone, from patients receiving the best possible care; whether in the community or in hospital, with a focus on understanding that Hospital admission is not always the best place for the patient. Leadership - Tom has created leadership in all of us, leading from the front he has gave A&E staff increased responsibility and confidence. We have been able to help ourselves, by taking ownership of our patient care, leading us to work better within the wider NHS agencies and departments.
Rating: 10.0/10. From 1 vote.
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