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


Award Category:

Corporate Services

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 :

Recruitment Assistant Carlie O’Hare has worked for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust since 2015 and as a valued, motivated and hardworking member of the team she supports the onboarding of the Trust’s new starters. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a young girl, Carlie has been working from home and shielding since the start of the pandemic. But alongside juggling her day job and looking after her young son, over the last 18 months Carlie has successfully campaigned for a life-changing drug to be made available on the NHS. The new medication Orkambi can extend the lives of people with cystic fibrosis – when currently half of those with the condition are only expected to live until they are 40. Carlie’s campaign soon hit the national headlines and she has featured in various articles and TV interviews, even sharing her stories in the Daily Express as part of their office Christmas fundraising appeal. On the day the Government announced the approval of the drug for use in the UK, Carlie received a personal call from Matt Hancock, former Health and Social Care Secretary, who praised her for her bravery and brilliant campaign. Colleagues across the Trust are in total admiration for what Carlie has achieved, which will not only change her life but those of thousands of others living with cystic fibrosis. Elizabeth Parker, Head of Resourcing at the Trust, said: This is a massive achievement for Carlie and as well as juggling work, campaigning and being a mum, she had achieved a great deal. I am so proud to have her as part of our team.”

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