Nominations are open for the trust’s annual Junior Doctor Awards, celebrating the dedication, compassion and skill of junior doctors working across Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The awards will give patients and their relatives, as well as colleagues, the opportunity to show how much they appreciate outstanding junior doctors working for Hampshire Hospitals by nominating them for a special award.
Doctors who are eligible for the awards deliver care at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s three hospitals, Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester.
The winners will be announced during a special ceremony taking place in the summer, with a total of 11 awards up for grabs, including rising stars, patient champions and team of the year.
Avneet Shahi, joint chief registrar at Hampshire Hospitals, said: “We are delighted to announce the 2021 Junior Doctor Awards. We really want to hear from people who feel that doctors working for our trust have provided exceptional, compassionate care or gone above and beyond to help their patients.
Alyssia Broomfield, joint chief registrar, added: “The awards are held specifically to celebrate the contribution that trainee doctors make to their patients. They also provide an opportunity for patients and colleagues to thank doctors who have made a difference to them by going beyond the call of duty.”
Amanda Stafford, joint chief registrar, said: "These awards are a great opportunity to stop and reflect on all that they have achieved over the last year and celebrate their valuable contribution to how we care for our patients at HHFT.”
Dr Lara Alloway, chief medical officer for Hampshire Hospitals, said: "Our junior doctors are a vital part of our team, and in the last year have really stepped up and risen to the challenges brought about by Covid-19 – keeping our patients at the heart of everything they do and being a support for one another.
“It will certainly be hard to narrow down the winners after such a remarkable year as many of them regularly go above and beyond for their patients and colleagues. I’m looking forward to hearing what I’m sure will be some amazing stories at the ceremony.”
You can submit your nominations until 24 May 2021 by visiting www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk/juniordoctorawards and completing the nomination form.