A HOSPITAL trust has opened nominations for an award that celebrates hard-working NHS staff.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 's Improving Patient Experience Award give the public the chance to recognise outstanding care and support given by a member of staff or a team, who people feel made a real difference to their experience.

This could be anyone from a school nurse, a therapist, a health visitor or care worker to dentists, social workers, doctors, nurses or any member of the 260 teams working at the trust’s 150 locations.

Oxford Health currently has a 6,700-plus workforce working in four counties.

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Marie Crofts, Oxford Health’s Chief Nurse, said: “I am incredibly proud to work at Oxford Health and with such a group of dedicated, caring and compassionate people who always try to do their very best for our patients, services users and their families and carers.

“Our staff carry out such a diverse range of activities and interventions across our mental and physical health settings, that it is likely you or someone you know has had contact with an Oxford Health worker."

To make a nomination download a nomination form via oxfordhealth.nhs.uk or request one via email from StaffAwards@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk.

Entries must be received by 5pm on September 27.