Extraordinary People Awards


We're incredibly proud of all our employees at the RD&E. Our extraordinary staff, both on the front-line and in support roles, do exceptional things everyday, delivering high quality and compassionate care, day-in day-out.

Recognising and awarding our staff for their extraordinary efforts and achievements is hugely important at the Trust. It helps people feel valued in their work and contributes to improved staff well-being, which in turn improves patient care and efficiencies.

Our Extraordinary People Awards consists of two seasonal awards which take place in the spring and autumn and our annual People's Choice Awards which take place once a year in the summer.

Extraordinary People Awards - nominate someone

Excellent Care

We welcome patients, visitors and carers to nominate staff members for the ‘Excellent Care’ award. This award recognises compassionate and person centred care.

There are also a variety of award categories for RD&E Staff to nominate their fellow colleagues.

Nominate someone

You can download a nomination form here or collect a copy from any Trust reception.

Nomination forms should be submitted to the Engagement Team by:

  • Email at rde-tr.engagement@nhs.net
  • Mail, addressed to the Engagement Team, E206, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW. 
  • Or handed in at any RD&E reception, for the attention of the Engagement Team, E206, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

The process

The nomination form first goes to the relevant Divisional Director for consideration. They submit a short list to our Trust judging panel, made up of the Trust Chair, representatives from the Executive, Staff Side, Governors, our Inclusion Lead and the Engagement Team.

Recognition and celebration

ALL those nominated are recognised and celebrated; receiving a certificate and their nomination details. 

The Winning individual / team for each award category is invited, along with their nominator, to attend an award ceremony hosted by our Board. This is followed by an annual celebration  for all our winners from throughout the year. 

Annual People's Choice Awards - nominate someone

Once a year we hold our ‘Extraordinary People’s Choice Awards’: these give the general public, together with our staff, a real say in recognising and awarding excellence at the RD&E by enabling people to nominate and vote for who wins.

The People’s Choice Awards complement our seasonal awards by celebrating staff who champion the RD&E’s special qualities: care & compassion, team work and always improving. 

They generally take place in June/July and the nomination period and vote are widely advertised.

Please note, the People's Choice awards are currently on pause due to the current context and will be resumed at an appropriate time.  

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