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 Staff Awards 2021

Nominations are now closed! 

This has been a very tough year for everyone. We have all come through some major challenges, working together for our patients and their families. Now, for all your work, passion and dedication, it’s time to celebrate!

Each year, this event recognises the incredible efforts of our staff for the inspirational work they carry out for people all across Scotland. 

Patients, visitors and staff have had the opportunity to nominate a member of staff, team or volunteer, who have gone above and beyond across 12 different categories.

Watch out on our social media channels in the coming weeks for our winners.

 Long Service Awards



NHS Golden Jubilee recognises the commitment and loyalty from those that have worked and made their career within the NHS here and other parts of the NHS in the United Kingdom.

In recognition of this achievement NHS Golden Jubilee approved the introduction of a long service staff recognition scheme. This will be pin badges and certificates to recognise and celebrate staff who have career service milestones of 10 years and above in 5 year increments. For clarity this is:

The scheme will be launched on 1 September 2021 and nominations can be accepted immediately after that date.


All years working for the NHS count; so the scheme applies to staff who have worked for NHS Golden Jubilee or any other Board or Trust within the UK.  As long as you are currently on our payroll you can apply.

Aggregate service refers to the total amount of NHS service within the UK even where there has been a break in service. Service shall be counted on a date to date basis and shall be added together to make complete years.

Eligibility will only be for the total amount of complete years, i.e. 20 years and 40 days will meet the criteria but 19 years and 300 days will not. In situations where it is not possible to verify the aggregated service through internal records, e.g. personal file, then the onus will be on the employee to bring to the manager written evidence from the previous employer detailing the relevant service.

Where a service has been transferred under TUPE to the NHS, then the period when the employee worked for the contracted service which was transferred would be recognised as part of the entitlement for an award. If an NHS employee had worked for a contractor but left before the service was transferred back to the NHS, then the period when the employee worked for the contracted service which was transferred would be recognised as part of the entitlement for an award. If the contracted service is not transferred back to the NHS, then no part of the service will be recognised.

Nomination Process       

Both staff and managers will be able to register details of the individual who has completed one of the career service milestones. Managers of staff with long service will need to confirm the information as correct. 

You can access the nomination form by clicking here.

Presentation of awards

Long service awards will be presented on a quarterly basis by one of our Board members. This will be through a dedicated event to honour those with long service and those who we wish to recognise for their contribution to the organisation.

Presentations will take place in:

  • December 2021 (applications from 1 September to 19 November 2021)
  • March 2022 (applications from 20 November 2021 to 28 February 2022)
  • June 2022 (applications from 1 March 2022 to 31 May 2022)
  • September 2022 (applications from 1 June to 31 August 2022)
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