The Valued recognition awards for Primary Care teams

The NCL Training Hub was proud to partner with the KeepingWell NCL staff wellbeing Hub on a new recognition award programme celebrating exceptional work by Primary Care teams in North Central London.

The Valued Awards ran in Spring 2022 to recognise teams and organisations that made a real difference to their patients, staff, or Primary Care in general. In particular, the awards recognised exceptional initiatives that have taken root in the last two years (since the beginning of 2020). 

The Valued Awards were part of the ‘Be Well, Live Well, Work Well’ campaign to support the health and wellbeing of Primary Care workers. You can download the free toolkit, which includes information for individuals, as well as guidance for managers and support for organisations, who are providing NHS Primary Care services. There are posters and cards for staff areas, as well as more details on finding appropriate support, when it is needed.

You can still access the dedicated resources and support pages for Primary Care created for the campaign here.

About the Valued Awards

Employee wellbeing is inextricably linked to organisational cultures and professional fulfilment. These awards recognised organisations that have put in place initiatives that support people to thrive in the workplace.

All health and social care workers across North Central London were invited to nominate Primary Care teams and organisations who look after their teams, and put people at the heart of service delivery. 

The awards were open to all staff working in GP surgeries, community pharmacies and NHS funded dental and optometry sites in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.

There were five different award categories. For more details, please see our full criteria.


A strong leader has a unique ability to guide and inspire others, which in turn contributes to the effective and efficient running of an organisation. We are looking for exceptional leaders who have helped shape a culture that gets outstanding results and attracts, motivates and retains talented staff.


In this category, we are looking for organisations that prioritise training and development, and supporting people in their career. We want to hear about structured training and development initiatives, which form an integral part of the organisational culture and positively impact the team.


An inclusive culture is one where everyone feels like they truly belong. We are looking to celebrate an organisation that has an approach to equality, diversity and inclusion that positively impacts on individuals, operations and culture.

Service delivery

This category is looking for a team or organisation that embraces new ways of working and delivering care, across disciplines or boroughs, supported by technology. We are looking to celebrate an organisation that has undertaken a new initiative that has positively impacted individuals, organisation productivity and patient outcomes.

Health and wellbeing

This category is about putting employees first by valuing and embedding health and wellbeing support for all employees. We’re looking to recognise initiatives that actively promote and support employee wellbeing. 

How to nominate

Do you want to nominate a leader, team or organisation for a Valued Award? The nomination and selection process is as follows:

  • The deadline for nominations was midnight on 20 April, 2022.
  • Nominations must be made via the nomination form.
  • Nominations can be made by any staff across the ICS.
  • One form is needed per entry. You can make multiple nominations, but need to complete a form for each.
  • An acknowledgement email will be sent to the nominator upon receipt of the completed nomination form.

Please read our full criteria and conditions before nominating. 


Privacy notice

We are using Wufoo (part of SurveyMonkey), an online form builder owned by Momentive, to accept nominations. The details you enter will be stored in Wufoo, and accessed by the NCL Training Hub Team. Shortlisted entries will later be shared with the judging panel (clinical and non-clinical representatives from across the ICS). Read Wufoo’s privacy policy.

Want to help us spread the word?

Our ‘You are all valued’ poster invites you and your colleagues to nominate leaders, teams and organisations who put people at the heart of service delivery. You can download the poster via the button below.