King’s Awards

"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

Everyone who works here, whatever their job or department, plays 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 our award schemes.

Find out below how you can nominate someone for an award.

King's Quarterly Staff Awards

This award ceremony takes place every three months. Also known as the King's Commendations, it is a way to regularly recognise individuals and teams who make outstanding contributions to patient care. The awards are closely linked to our values.

Who is eligible for an award?

All members of staff (individuals and teams), whether directly or indirectly employed by the Trust or the Medical School, and volunteers.

Nominate someone for an award

Patients, relatives, visitors, colleagues and managers who have witnessed outstanding care can make a nomination.

What happens next?

An independent panel of King’s staff reviews all nominations to decide who will be put forward for an award.

Successful nominees will be presented with their award by the Chief Executive or Chairman. Individuals receive a certificate and silver gilt lapel badge, while teams receive a framed certificate. The most outstanding person or team at each ceremony also receives £500, which is funded by King's College Hospital Charity.

King's Star's annual awards

The annual King’s Stars Awards event celebrates the very best achievements and successes of our staff. People can be nominated in 10 categories. This includes a Patient Choice Award - nominations for 2018 are now open and will close at midnight on Thursday 27 September.

We also give Long Service Awards to people who achieve the fantastic milestone of 25 or 40 years’ service.