Welcome to the Ambies 2016

Welcome to the Ambies 2016

The Ambies are our annual awards event, which celebrates the dedication and commitment shown by staff to the Trust and its patients.

Ambies is not an acronym, it’s a unique name derived from ‘ambulance services’. The awards recognise our motivated workforce who adopt our values and work towards excellence everyday.

Ambies 2016 categories and descriptions

A&E Person of the Year

This award recognises someone among frontline colleagues who has displayed exceptional caring, camaraderie and clinical skills in responding to emergencies.

This person has gone above and beyond the call of duty to deliver their duty of care. As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • an outstanding contribution to the delivery of caring and compassionate service to patients
  • a dedication to professional improvement with the ability to work as part of a team
  • strong clinical competence with positive patient outcomes.

 

NHS 111 Person of the Year
The NHS111 service is a vital part of SCAS in our delivery of patient care.

This award recognises someone who has been an outstanding member of the team in providing a professional caring service to our 111 callers.

As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • partnership in service delivery to patients/clients
  • an outstanding contribution to the delivery of service
  • a dedication to professionalism, with the ability to work as part of a team.

 

Commercial Services Person of the Year

This award recognises someone in the Commercial Services team who has been outstanding in the development and improvement of the wide range of services which supports the wider healthcare community such as Non-emergency Patient Transport Services.

As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • partnership in service delivery to staff and patients or clients
  • overcoming barriers to delivering excellent service to patients or clients
  • a dedication to professionalism with the ability to work as part of a team.

 

EOC Person of the Year

The EOC plays a vital role in our delivery of patient care, both with the speed with which they process calls and with the lifesaving advice they provide to our callers.

This award recognises someone who has been outstanding in being that vital link from 999 to delivering patient care. As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • an outstanding contribution to the delivery of service to patients
  • overcoming barriers to delivering excellent patient care
  • providing exceptional professionalism and support within the team and for frontline staff.
Support Person of the Year

There are many support roles in SCAS that make the rest of the organisation work. These include administrative and operational support. These roles drive our primary objective of patient care.

This award is to recognise colleagues who do outstanding work in the background to ensure that we operate as an effective organisation in delivering care to our patients.

As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • an outstanding contribution to facilitating the delivery of service to patients
  • the ability to work as part of a multifaceted team overcoming barriers to ensure primary objectives are met.

 

Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to SCAS as a volunteer. It is one of the ways that SCAS says ëthank youí to those who generously give their time, energy and skills to achieve its objectives.

As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • an exceptional contribution as a volunteer over a significant period of time
  • an outstanding commitment to their role as a volunteer
  • a demonstrable contribution to the achievement of supporting SCAS in caring for our patients.
Team of the Year - Operations
Operations (EOC, NEPTS, NHS 111 and frontline)

We work as part of many teams to deliver our objectives as a Trust. This award is to recognise teams in Operations that have been outstanding in the last year with clear and measurable deliverables that they have achieved together.

Operational teams include those from Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs), Non-emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS), frontline and NHS 111.

 

Team of the Year - Support

We work as part of many teams to deliver our objectives as a Trust. This award is to recognise teams in support roles that have been outstanding in the last year with clear and measurable deliverables that they have achieved together in support of the organisation and our vital services.

Support teams cover all non-operational teams such as fleet and all corporate support services.

Educator of the Year

Training and education within SCAS is of paramount importance to the organisationís overall effectiveness.

This award represents colleagues who are responsible for training and mentoring new and existing staff. As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • an outstanding contribution to positive patient outcomes through improving training standards
  • overcoming barriers to education and skills development
  • a partnership in service delivery to patients
  • a demonstrable contribution to embedding the values and behaviours of the Trust through education and mentoring.
Governor’s Ambassador Award
Working in partnership with others is paramount to ensuring that SCAS achieves its strategic objectives and develops productive and mutually beneficial and respectful relationships with others.

This award recognises an individual who has made significant progress in developing key relationships for the benefit of our patients. As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

Significant evidence of having developed and built new relationships and how this has positively improved patient care

High levels of recognition and respect from others both internally and externally.

 

Pride of SCAS Award

In every organisation, there are members of staff who are outstanding in their contribution to the success of achieving its goals. This award recognises the individuals whose contribution has been critical to the success of SCAS and simultaneously encompasses our core values of Teamwork, Innovation, Professionalism and Caring.

By demonstrating these SCAS values, these individuals will embody our ‘Proud to be caring for you’ ethos.

As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • an outstanding contribution to our overall service delivery within a team setting
  • the ability to creatively and passionately put forward innovative ideas and projects
  • be a proactive, professional advocate for SCAS amongst colleagues and with stakeholders
  • demonstrate an intrinsic caring nature for patients and colleagues.

 

Innovation of the Year
As an organisation, SCAS staff have brilliant innovative minds and by being on the creative front foot ensures SCAS remains at the cutting edge of healthcare and emergency service developments. This award recognises an individual or team who has made significant process in developing and implementing an innovative solution which has patient care at its centre.

This could be clinical or non-clinical, and cover areas including IT, performance information and operational support.

As well as the core criteria, assessors may consider other supporting criteria which could include:

  • significant evidence of having developed and integrated an innovative solution with measured results and how this has positively improved patient care and overall  service delivery
  • good evidence of working collaboratively with colleagues across disciplines and across locations
  • partnerships across boundaries.

 

Nomination form

Nominations have now closed for the 2016 Ambies. Thank you to everyone who took the time to make a nomination.

FAQs

Why nominate someone?

The Ambies give you an opportunity to nominate someone who demonstrates pride in the work they do everyday. Through nominating them, you are empowered to ensure their outstanding contribution does not go unrecognised.

How do I nominate someone?

By filling out an electronic nomination form via our website at www.scas.nhs.uk/ambies

If you are unable to fill out the online form, you can complete a paper form which is available from the Communications team. Please email ambies@scas.nhs.uk

Every year we have nominations from across the Trust and every year we see new faces nominated. Please don’t let this year be the exception.

Why is my role not up for an award?

The awards reflect our objectives as a Trust. Every role can find relevance in at least one of the 12 categories. However those working for external companies are exempt from the awards.

What happens after the nominations?

Nomination forms will be forwarded to the judging panel. The panel shortlists nominees, based on the information in the nomination, to three front runners for each category via an assessment process based on the following:

  • Criteria for the specific award
  • Compliance with rules and conditions
  • Evidence of impact on patients and service
  • Evidence of working as part of an effective team.

The shortlisted candidates will be announced to all staff. Shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited to the Ambies on 25 November 2016.

Winners will be announced to all staff on 28 November 2016.

How are the awards judged?

Each shortlisted candidate will be judged based on specific criteria to reflect the category. These criteria are listed in the description of categories and criteria section which follows.

Your nomination is so important as it gives your nominee the best chance of success. So please ensure you demonstrate why you are nominating them.

Rules And Conditions

Entries will only be accepted via the Ambies nomination form which can be found online at www.scas.nhs.uk/ambies.

If you are unable to complete the online form or wish to submit a paper nomination form, please email ambies@scas.nhs.uk. Completed forms can then be submitted to:

The Ambies (Comms Team)
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
North Wing
Southern House
Sparrowgrove
Otterbourne
Hampshire
SO21 2RU

  • Entries must be received no later than midday, Friday 26 August 2016.
  • Self nominations will be disqualified.
  • Entries will be judged based on the nomination so, please give full and detailed examples that justify the nomination
  • Finalists and winners are likely to be ambassaors for SCAS and will be required to do some local publicity to promote the Trust
  • The decisions of the judging panel are final.

Nomination form

Please complete all sections of the form. The closing date for receipt of all nominations is midday on Friday 26 August 2016. Applications received after this deadline will not be eligible.

If you have any questions about the Ambies or the nomination form, please email ambies@scas.nhs.uk.