“It is great you have recognised a compassionate act and wish to nominate someone for an award. We really want to encourage the capturing and encouragement of more compassion in the NHS…
You will now find that each participating organisation in Staffordshire, Shropshire and the wider West Midlands are now running this scheme themselves, building on the great work achieved by the compassion scheme. Please look on your own organisations intranet site for more information, or contact your internal Organisational Development team or Communications teams.
During our 3 year scheme, we received over 4000 nominations from people wishing to recognise compassionate acts they had observed or had been personally influenced by. Our achievements were recognised by the HPMA, with the scheme winning their ‘Excellence in OD award’ in 2017.
If you are an organisation wishing to set-up your own compassion scheme, we encourage you to do so! To make this easier for you, you will find on this website lots of resources on compassion, materials to help you build a business case, setting-up and managing a scheme in your organisation.”