NHS Tayside STAR Awards, 2022

Three Honorary Consultants at UDOTS were among the recipients of the NHS Tayside STAR Awards for 2022. The winners were announced at a glittering ceremony, held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee. As well as the 200 guests in attendance, the ceremony was watched by over 4,700 viewers live on NHS Tayside’s Facebook page.

  • Unsung Hero GOLD Award (sponsored by UNISON) went to Mr Donald Campbell, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Ninewells Hospital.
  • Innovation and Improvement GOLD Award (sponsored by the University of Dundee) went to Mr Graeme Nicol and Mr David Nicoll, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons at Ninewells Hospital.

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Left: Mr Donald Campbell receiving his Gold Award from Lorna Birse-Stewart (Chair of Board at NHS Tayside); Right: Mr Graeme Nicol and Mr David Nicoll being presented with their Gold Awards by Professor Grant Archibald (Chief Executive at NHS Tayside).

Chair of the Tayside NHS Board, Lorna Birse-Stewart, said, “We were absolutely delighted with the record number of nominations we received this year, and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate someone. Congratulations to this year’s finalists and winners, you are a shining example of the work that goes on at NHS Tayside every day and I applaud each and every one of you.

NHS Tayside Chief Executive, Professor Grant Archibald, commented, “The last two years have been extremely challenging, and I would like to thank all our staff for the outstanding job they have done throughout the pandemic. As well as celebrating the award winners, this year’s ceremony was an opportunity to recognise the ongoing dedication of all our staff and to thank them for their incredible efforts.”

A new Chair and Chief Executive Award dedicated to all NHS Tayside staff was created for this year’s event and was presented to Employee Director, Jenny Alexander, who accepted it on behalf of all staff. The special award recognised the care and compassion shown by all teams during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked them for everything they do for the people of Tayside.

Professor Arpit Jariwala, said, “This is such great news for both the NHS Orthopaedic Department and the University Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS). All three are an integral part of UDOTS too and have supported the UDOTS for years.

In my view, this award signifies my colleagues’ effort over the last so many years but more so during difficult COVID times, to continue to serve the patients population in Tayside, bring in new treatments and protocols to streamline orthopaedic service, provide the best outcomes to their patients and continue to deliver on all other aspects of being a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon like teaching, training, research. All of us in UDOTS are so proud of their achievements and send them huge congratulations and best wishes.”