"King’s has an extraordinarily good-willed workforce with a true and heartfelt desire to make things better. They have hope and resilience, and it’s focused on patients."
Dr Gary Ruiz, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician
Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in London and some of the wealthiest. Whatever their job or department, all members of staff, volunteers and contract workers play an important role in making sure everyone who comes through our doors is treated as a Very Important Person.
We recognise the outstanding contribution of our staff through the King’s Commendation scheme.
King's Commendations are to recognise those individuals who make outstanding contributions to patient care or hospital services. They are closely linked to our Values, which underpin everything we do.
People who are awarded a commendation receive a certificate and silver gilt lapel badge; teams receive a framed certificate presented by the Chairman of the Council of Governors.
The most outstanding individual or team at each ceremony receives £500, which is funded by King's College Hospital Charity.
The scheme is open to all members of staff (individuals or teams), whether directly or indirectly employed by King's College Hospital or the Medical School, as well as volunteers.
Nominations can be made by anyone: patients, relatives, visitors, colleagues and managers who have witnessed outstanding care. An independent panel of King’s staff regularly reviews all nominations received to decide who will be put forward for a King’s Commendation.
A judging panel will review all the nominations and choose the individual and team awards. Successful nominees will be presented with their award by the Chief Executive/Chairman.