Timeline:

5th March 2019
' Nominations open '
26th April 2019
' Nominations close '
24th June 2019
' Shortlist announced '
10th July 2019
' Awards ceremony '

The Safeguarding Team, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

East of England

The safeguarding team consists of Bonnie Sparkes, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Safeguarding Adults, Michelle Mulvaney Lead Nurse in Safeguarding and Dawn Bailey, Named Nurse in Safeguarding Adults . Their work involves covert operations with the police and multi-agency to provide safe and well checks and safeguarding for potential victims of trafficking.  The safeguarding team worked with the Hertfordshire police to provide safe assistance to sex workers that were believed to have been trafficked for sex work into the UK from Europe. This was the first operation to involve a health partnership with the police, to safeguard vulnerable individuals who are very hard to reach and have limited access to health care.

Nominated by: Richard Harrington MP

Nominee Winning Quote: 

East of England

The safeguarding team consists of Bonnie Sparkes, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Safeguarding Adults, Michelle Mulvaney Lead Nurse in Safeguarding and Dawn Bailey, Named Nurse in Safeguarding Adults . Their work involves covert operations with the police and multi-agency to provide safe and well checks and safeguarding for potential victims of trafficking.  The safeguarding team worked with the Hertfordshire police to provide safe assistance to sex workers that were believed to have been trafficked for sex work into the UK from Europe. This was the first operation to involve a health partnership with the police, to safeguard vulnerable individuals who are very hard to reach and have limited access to health care.

Nominated by: Richard Harrington MP

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Winners of the Health Equality Award 2019