Nominations open for Practice Wellbeing Stars

Nominations open for Practice Wellbeing Stars

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) have opened the 2020 Practice Wellbeing Star nominations to recognise those individuals who are helping to create a positive workplace environment, even under the present difficult circumstances. 

The nominations allow practices to recognise someone at their workplace who has helped to hold up morale during a time when practices are facing unprecedented staffing and financial issues and have taken it upon themselves to foster a positive work environment. 

The Practice Wellbeing Star nominations were launched in 2019 to accompany the Practice Wellbeing Awards. These Awards, which recognise practices with management systems and initiatives that promote wellbeing, will not be run in 2020 because of the current pressures on practices and because many practice staff have been furloughed. 

Liz Barton, SPVS representative on the Mind Matters Taskforce, said that it was regrettable that the Practice Wellbeing Awards had to be cancelled for 2020, but organisers acknowledged that many practices wouldn’t have the time or resources to apply at the present time.

‘We look forward to receiving your nominations and celebrating exceptional individuals who are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of their colleagues,’ added Liz

Members of the veterinary team who are nominated for as a Practice Wellbeing Star will receive a certificate in recognition of their colleagues’ appreciation of their achievements. Alongside this, all recipients will be entered into the prize draw for a pair of tickets to attend the joint SPVS and Veterinary Management Group Congress in January 2021.

Further information on how to nominate is on the Vet Wellbeing Award website at:

The closing date for Practice Wellbeing Star nominations is November 20.