The Excellence in Healthcare Award
The top causes of early death for the people of England are – heart disease and stroke, cancer, respiratory conditions, dementia, and self-harm. This award recognises individuals or teams who go above and beyond to improve outcomes and experiences for patients living with and beyond these major health conditions or work to prevent them.
This could be through:
- establishing a new process to identify and prevent major conditions earlier;
- developing effective ways to share and spread awareness of a major health condition;
- working with patients and their families to support people to stay well and recover in their own homes, with the right support in place in their communities.
Cytoprime1: Improving the care and detection of oesophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus
Cytoprime1 successfully implemented a non-invasive detection device for oesophageal cancer in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus. It causes less discomfort than previous investigations and is less disruptive to people’s lives because it is a community service delivered close to home. Improving patient care, reducing pressure on hospital services and saving money.
Nominated by: Ashley Dalton MP, Simon Fell MP, Mark Hendrick MP
Reducing Health Inequalities for children in Sheffield
Sheffield Children’s has delivered innovative Health Promotion via Super Saturdays; used Artificial Intelligence to predict and support attendance for Outpatients, and reduced the cost of staying overnight at hospital through You Matter care packs and subsidised meals. We’ve also worked with Roma and Somali Communities to make services more accessible.
Nominated by: Paul Blomfield MP
Rushcliffe Dementia Communication and Support Project
Our overarching vision is to transform Rushcliffe Primary Care Network (PCN) into a thriving, sustainable Dementia-Friendly Community. Through collaboration and co-production with organisations and individuals, we are empowering people living with dementia, to live better, more independent lives for longer, through access to timely, high quality, personalised support and signposting.
Nominated by: Ruth Edwards MP
Integrated Care for Older People (Plymouth and West Devon) – known as iCOPE. The team is formed of partners: NHS Devon, GP practices, Livewell Southwest, Timebank, Improving Lives Plymouth, Wolseley Trust
The Integrated Care for Older People Programme (Plymouth and West Devon) embeds a comprehensive integrated-care approach and is coordinated around the needs of frail people aged 65 and over, keeping them well for as long as possible, maximising their quality of life and proactively reducing demand on urgent and emergency care.
Nominated by: Johnny Mercer MP, Luke Pollard MP
Prostate self-referral team, University Hospital Southampton
Many men don’t currently seek help for prostate cancer early enough and far more men are living with the disease without knowing it. We have created a pioneering self-referral service which moves the UK considerably closer to developing an early detection programme that could save thousands of lives.
Nominated by: Royston Smith MP
Virtual Hospital Programme at West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
We are a team of 40 nurses, hospital doctors, GPs, physios and management from across south and west Hertfordshire who have come together in partnership to deliver exceptional patient experience in heart and lung disease through our virtual ward, using remote monitoring to keep patients safe and out of hospital.
Nominated by: Oliver Dowden MP
The pan London cardiac virtual ward
Collaboration across all eight London Cardiac Centres, OneLondon and Ortus-iHealth has enabled over 3,000 patients to be remotely monitored since the start of the project in September 2022, prioritizing deteriorating patients, and facilitating connected care at home in London for patients waiting for cardiac surgery.
Nominated by: Nickie Aiken MP
The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award
To the individual or team that has worked across organisational boundaries to develop new and effective services to help people living with mental health problems in their community.
This could be through:
- developing new and effective kinds of services for those experiencing or at risk of crisis;
- working with local partners to put in place effective prevention strategies that promote better mental health;
- working with their communities to address stigma and help design services for those who are hardest to reach, reducing health inequalities;
- engaging effectively with young people who have needed mental health support during the pandemic.
NHS Practitioner Health
NHS Practitioner Health is a confidential mental health service aimed at NHS staff in England and Scotland. The team treats 6,000 patients each year and is the largest publicly funded provider of its kind globally. Over 95% reach recovery, and of those not working 84% return to work following treatment.
Nominated by: Stuart Andrew MP
Lancashire and South Cumbria Reproductive Trauma Service – Maternal Mental Health Service
The Lancashire and South Cumbria Reproductive Trauma Service delivers an integrated approach to providing innovative, person centred support and therapy to women experiencing moderate to severe or complex mental health difficulties directly arising from, or related to, their maternity experience following birth trauma, perinatal loss or severe fear of childbirth (tokophobia).
Nominated by: Antony Higginbotham MP and Paul Maynard MP
The Crisis Care Centre
NSCHT’s Mental Health Crisis Care Centre provides a unique service, bringing together under one roof a whole range of teams offering a 24/7, 365 days a year service to people of all ages, of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire reinforcing the message ‘Help is Here’ and ‘You Are Not Alone’.
Nominated by: Jo Gideon MP, Jack Brereton MP and Jonathan Gullis MP
Integrated Access Partnership
The Integrated Access Partnership is a nationally leading model of equitable care delivering mental and physical health via a wide range of organisations at the earliest point of patient contact. The collaboration includes Police, Fire, Ambulance, Mental Health, Integrated Urgent Care, lived experience and voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.
Nominated by: Karin Smyth MP and Kerry McCarthy MP
talking wellness : Kent and Medway’s Staff Mental Health Wellbeing Service
A partnership with Project Wingman using a double-decker bus and talking wellness clinicians to improve access to staff mental health wellbeing support across Kent and Medway. Our learning has been used to develop a clinical outreach model with Project Wingman for other NHS trusts to follow should their funding permit.
Nominated by: Helen Whately MP
Mental Health Joint Response Car initiative
The Mental Health Joint Response Car initiative is a great example of partnership working across health and policing in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and is making a real difference in our communities. The project provides a trained NHS mental health specialist to attend 999 police callouts where a person is in mental health distress. The project has been a huge success and would be a worthy winner of The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award.
Nominated by: Stephen Barclay MP, Paul Bristow MP, Jonathan Djanogly MP and Lucy Frazer MP
London Ambulance Service’s mental health joint response car
The Mental Health Joint Response Cars operate a patient-centred service, staffed by Paramedic and Mental Health Nurse. They respond to 999 calls, assessing both physical and mental health needs; identifying the most appropriate next steps and referral, for each patient; instead of taking them to a busy, stressful emergency department.
Nominated by: Rosena Allin-Khan MP, Lyn Brown MP, Feryal Clark MP, Stephen Hammond MP, Siobhain McDonagh MP, Ellie Reeves MP, Catherine West MP, Marsha De Cordova MP and Keir Starmer MP
The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
To the individual or team that has made improvements to how the NHS treats people in life or death situations.
This award seeks to celebrate the amazing work of our emergency care services across the country whether that’s A&E doctors and nurses, Ambulance Service paramedics and technicians, out-of-hours GPs or the 999 and 111 teams who take calls from worried members of the public. We are looking specifically for nominees who have made improvements to how the NHS treats people who need urgent care in their areas.
This could be through:
- developing new protocols, including working with other agencies and/or volunteers to improve response times or increase capacity in A&E;
- increasing the effectiveness of care;
- putting in place different services which are more convenient for people needing urgent treatment.
NHS North of England Care System Support (NECS) UEC-RAIDR System Control Centre
The UEC-RAIDR System Control Centre app was created collaboratively between the NECS team and NHS staff to show system capacity and pressures. It supports staff to provide high quality patient care at times of intense pressure and has improved how people who need urgent and emergency care are treated.
Nominated by: Mary Kelly-Foy MP
Whiston Hospital Emergency Department
As the busiest Emergency Department in Cheshire and Merseyside, the team at Whiston Hospital is working tirelessly to tackle the urgent care challenge head on. They have improved pathways, strengthened partnership working and introduced innovative services that are making a real difference to patient experience, staff environment and overall performance.
Nominated by: Marie Rimmer MP and Derek Twigg MP
Integrated Frailty Service (Acute and Community Services)
Through a shared desire for home first and improving outcomes for patients, SWFT’s acute and community frailty teams work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The service has received national recognition, with the team proactively sharing best practice to enhance frailty care locally, regionally, and nationally.
Nominated by: Matt Western MP
Swindon Integrated Care Alliance Coordination Centre
The nomination for this award reflects the rapid response to improving the safety in the community to public, primary care, and our hospital patients. The feedback on patient experience shows that we have got something really right, in supporting patients to arrive and leave hospital in a better way.
Nominated by: Robert Buckland MP
Reducing Avoidable Cardiac Arrest Calls, A ‘Patient First’ Frontline Led Collaborative Journey
We improved early identification and treatment of unwell patients in acute and emergency care by making collaborative, frontline led changes to our intelligence, systems, and culture. We have achieved sustained reductions in ambulance handover times and a reduction in avoidable cardiac arrest calls (gaps in care leading to a 2222).
Nominated by: Rehman Chishti MP
Provide Community Interest Company (CIC) Child Health Information Service (CHIS)
With more than 1000 manual paper notifications a week, triaging children in need of clinical review and support following A&E visits in Norfolk was at risk. Innovation from Provide Community’s Child Health Information Services (CHIS), collaboration across Trusts and digitising the process has transformed outcomes for children, families and services.
Nominated by: James Wild MP
St George’s Emergency Department & Homelessness Team
St George’s ED team have demonstrated responsiveness and effectiveness in the face of pressures during and after Covid, providing excellent 4-hour performance, and high standards of care and safety. Our Homelessness Inclusion Service is exemplary, having helped >300 patients resulting in an 85% reduction in those returning to rough sleeping.
Nominated by: Rosena Allin-Khan MP
The Excellence in Primary Care and Community Care Award
Primary care services are the ‘front door’ of the NHS and are often our first port of call when experiencing symptoms. Primary care practitioners are GPs, community pharmacists, dentists, optometrists, community midwives and health visitors, family planning or sexual health clinic staff. Equally, community care services are pivotal in supporting people to stay well and independent at home, preventing unnecessary admissions to hospitals, delivery better healthcare, ensuring that people can return home safely after being in hospital.
As the needs of patients and the wider NHS evolves, so does the role of these professionals, and this award seeks to recognise practitioners and their teams in primary or community care that are working with patients to help them stay healthy and avoid long stays in hospital or being admitted in the first place.
This could be through:
- bringing in different kinds of professionals and/or working with voluntary groups to broaden the range of services in their local practice or area;
- working closely with colleagues in hospitals and the third sector to plan patient care better;
- joining together with other practises to jointly deliver more convenient appointments for patients;
- delivering enhanced health in care homes to ensure residents have the same level of support as if they were living in their own home.
#OUCH #Bye Bye UTI – The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (NENC ICB) community pharmacy pilot project team
The project team worked to pilot and evaluate a service which was accessible to the public without an appointment and helped women get a diagnosis and treatment for a very common condition in a timely manner. Patients and staff rated it very highly and it has since been adopted nationally.
Nominated by: Alex Cunningham MP, Mary Kelly Foy MP, Peter Gibson MP, Mary Glindon MP, Neil Hudson MP, Ian Lavery MP, Ian Levy MP, Liz Twist MP, Kate Osborne MP, John Stevenson MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and Bridget Phillipson MP
First Contact Practitioner (Physiotherapy) Team (FCPs)
In April 2021, our acute care Trust (WWL) employed specialist physiotherapy clinicians to offer First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) via GP surgeries across the Wigan borough. These practitioners work exclusively in practices across the borough, saving GP and secondary care resources and improving patient care through the availability of specialist MSK assessment.
Nominated by: Lisa Nandy MP, James Grundy MP and Yvonne Fovargue MP
Choices Care Ltd. – domiciliary care services
Our Team has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence. We have faced challenges head-on, always finding innovative solutions and supporting each other along the way. It’s an honour to work alongside such talented group of individuals who strive to exceed expectation, consistently demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.
Nominated by: Claudia Webbe MP
Domestic abuse and sexual violence team at NHS Devon
NHS Devon are the first Integrated Care Board (ICB) to employ an Interpersonal Trauma and Violence Lead, to deliver a domestic abuse and sexual violence strategy across the whole health system. We are striving to ensure a confident, trauma-informed response to anyone impacted by abuse accessing or working within primary or secondary care.
Nominated by: Ben Bradshaw MP, Richard Foord MP and Simon Jupp MP
Frailty Urgent Care Response and Virtual Ward Service
The Frimley Health Urgent Community Response and Frailty Virtual Ward team, shortlisted for their innovative Hospital@Home service which delivers high quality, consultant-led, hospital levels of care to local people in and near their own homes. This integrated, multi-disciplinary ‘virtual ward’ service is playing a key role in reducing hospital admissions.
Nominated by: Leo Docherty MP, Ranil Jayawardena MP and James Sunderland MP
East and North Hertfordshire Hospital at Home Service
Since implementation in January 2022 over 4,000 people in Hertfordshire have benefitted from the developing service based on patient needs – 94% were able to remain at home with excellent clinical outcomes. Only 6% required hospital admission, supporting local acute trusts, reducing scale of growth in demand for Emergency care.
Nominated by: Stephen McPartland MP
Richmond Road Medical Centre
Richmond Road Medical Centre has delivered on a number of innovative campaigns to transform the Practice into a centre of health and wellbeing. Initiatives including yoga, mindfulness, antenatal classes, carers’ support, IT classes and a ‘Winter Wonderland’ have transformed the patient experience and created a real sense of belonging for the community.
Nominated by: Meg Hillier MP
The Future NHS Award
To a person or team that has successfully trialled and embedded change to make better use of data and digital technology, provide more convenient access to services and information for patients and improve support for staff.
This award seeks to highlight individuals, teams and organisations that are successfully embracing the opportunities that come from advances in medical technology, data, and connectivity.
This could be through:
- developing ways of using wearable devices and apps to monitor patients or support them to manage their own conditions;
- harnessing technology to make their services more connected, efficient and effective, freeing up staff time and resources to improve patient care;
- using data to provide analysis and evidence which helps professionals better target services to prevent ill health or the need for crisis care.
NHS clinical use of an Artificial intelligence cardiac segmentation tool to speed up heart diagnosis
Doctors and scientists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for the Future NHS Award for developing an artificial intelligence tool which can evaluate heart function in seconds. The super-fast analysis could be a ‘game changer’ in future heart disease care – speeding up diagnosis, treatment and care.
Nominated by: Clive Betts MP
The Dynamic Support Database – Clinical Support Tool
The Dynamic Support Database-Clinical Support Tool at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS is a validated measure for rating admission need. NHS England-endorsed, it clinically prioritises individuals based on mental health hospital admission risk. Stratifying need for people with Learning Disability and Autism allows enhanced support services to reduce hospital admissions.
Nominated by: Mike Amesbury MP, Samantha Dixon MP, Esther McVey MP, Kieran Mullan MP and David Rutley MP
Martyn Staddon, SUPERB dashboard
I work as a Data Insight Manager in the Patient Experience Team at ULHT. My nomination recognises my work on SUPERB, an intuitive data dashboard which brings together patient feedback from across the Trust, allowing for easy visualisation and analysis, triangulating the data sources together to facilitate smarter and more meaningful decisions and changes.
Nominated by: Victoria Atkins MP
Gloucestershire Community Ophthalmic Link
Gloucestershire is the first area in the country to support community optometrists with access to hospital eye images, diabetic screening and referral information. Community optometrists now hold the entire eye care record for the patient and are reducing referrals and supporting patients better in the community.”
Nominated by: Alex Chalk MP and Richard Graham MP
My Medical Record team, UHS Digital
The My Medical Record team is passionate about implementing digital solutions that enable clinical teams to transform their services. We work closely with clinical colleagues and patients to develop well-designed, easy-to-use systems that provide patients and clinicians with quick and simple access to the important, up-to-date medical information they need.
Nominated by: Alan Whitehead MP
Provide Community Interest Company (CIC) RealWear Headsets
Based on calls from clinical staff to understand how technology could better support staff in community settings, Provide CIC established a project to pilot Assisted-Reality-Headsets to enable improved response and support for staff delivering care in communities. The resulting application is empowering clinical staff and improving accessibility outcomes for patients.
Nominated by: Will Quince MP
LNWH Virtual Ward Programme Team
LNWH virtual wards deliver safe, effective, and individualised patient care close to patient’ own home combining use of digital technology and clinical expertise. Our virtual wards have been nominated for the future NHS award for developing an innovative approach for helping deliver holistic care and better use of healthcare resources.
Nominated by: Virendra Sharma MP and Gareth Thomas MP
The Health Equalities Award
The disproportionate impact that COVID-19 is having on our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) patients, friends, and colleagues has brought into stark and urgent focus the layered impacts of years of disadvantage and inequality. Health inequalities also impact may other people, including LGBT+ communities, women and people with disabilities amongst others. We know there is more we can do to prevent or delay ill health and treat people quicker.
This award is for an individual or organisation that helps the NHS to do its bit by bringing together different groups and organisations to reduce health inequalities and prevent ill health in their community.
This could be through:
- developing new services for groups that traditionally struggle to access the NHS;
- working with partners to plan services across an area to improve the health and wellbeing of those who suffer poorer outcomes – rather than picking up the pieces afterwards;
- finding new ways to identify and tackle unwarranted variation;
- using data to reduce health inequalities.
Health Literacy Team at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
The Health Literacy Team aims to make everything we do easier to understand. The team is working with staff and local people to make sure leaflets are much simpler and clearer. The aim is to make services fairer for all. STSFT is also leading this work across the North East and North Cumbria.
Nominated by: Sharon Hodgson MP, Julie Elliott MP, Grahame Morris MP and Kate Osborne MP
Tackling Covid19 Vaccination hesitancy and health inequalities in underserved and seldomly heard communities (Lancashire and South Cumbria)
LSC Covid-19 Programme has been nominated for its innovation and partnership working with our local authorities, ICB, volunteer, faith, and social enterprise sectors. Reducing health-inequalities and building trust within our diverse population has been the cornerstone of our programme. This has reduced infection, hospitalisation, and death within seldomly heard communities.
Nominated by: Sara Britcliffe MP, Nigel Evans MP, Simon Fell MP, Kate Hollern MP, Paul Maynard MP, Cat Smith MP, Andrew Stephenson MP, Ben Wallace MP, Ashley Dalton MP and Antony Higginbotham MP
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing for Asylum Seeking Families
The Specialist Community Public Health team works with Asylum Seeking families to help reduce inequalities in health and social care in Derby city. The team promotes early intervention, community integration and strives to reduce health inequalities through advice, assessment and public health information to improve outcomes for children and families.
Nominated by: Margaret Beckett MP and Amanda Solloway MP
Homelessness Health in Somerset – the Homeless and Rough Sleeper Nursing Service and Salaried Inclusion Health GPs (NHS)
With well over 70yrs professional practice between them Specialist GP’s Lisa and Laura together with Karen and her NHS team of 13 Physical and Mental Health Nurses, Health Link Workers and Peer Support Workers, are the vanguard of “Homelessness Health in Somerset” – working closely with Public Health, Accommodation providers and the VCFSE they have come together to deliver an exceptional health and wellbeing offer for this incredibly vulnerable cohort of adults in Somerset.
Nominated by: Rebecca Pow MP
One Recovery Bucks (Adult Substance Misuse Service)
“Nominated for their development of a one-stop-shop multi agency service model, One Recovery Bucks, an adult drug and alcohol service provides support to some of the most socially excluded and vulnerable members of our society. With an acute awareness of the inequalities that that people who use substances experience on a daily basis, ORB have successfully implemented Health and Wellbeing Assessments that in turn have enabled identification of undiagnosed conditions such as liver cirrhosis and respiratory disease. Recognising that access to clinics can be challenging, ORB have implemented remote ‘drop-in’ clinics and outreach services providing health assessments to some of the of the most difficult to engage service users.
Leading the way in tackling health inequalities within drug and alcohol services, since implementation the entire ORB team have supported service users to access wider care provision within the service increasing blood borne virus testing by 57% with the service now just a fraction away from achieving micro-elimination of Hepatitis C. “
Nominated by: Rob Butler MP
Anchor Ambition 25
The Southend Ambition project enables people who are unemployed or economically inactive to work in Southend Hospital or the local healthcare sector. In partnership with local organisations, the project helps those not normally reached by traditional recruitment processes. It is being expanded to communities in Basildon, Chelmsford, and Thurrock.
Nominated by: James Duddridge MP, Rebecca Harris MP and Priti Patel MP
Better health on your doorstep: Central London Community Healthcare working in partnership with Whittington Health and Brent Council
This team is a partnership made up of public health practitioners, healthy weight practitioners, oral health practitioners and foundation dentists from five organisations. Coming together to address health inequalities in a unique way, using a bus, taking dentists and health messages to children, young people and families in their communities.
Nominated by: Tulip Siddiq MP
The Nursing and Midwifery Award
We see the best of the NHS when its professionals are putting patients at the heart of care, engaging with patients and families, listening to their views, and ensuring people are treated with care and compassion.
This award is for any nurse or midwife who has used their skills to ensure that patients experience care and compassion. This award is also open to any one of the thousands of student midwives and nurses who started their careers early to support the NHS’ response to coronavirus.
This could be through:
- providing excellent clinical care to patients;
- changing how healthcare staff communicate with patients and their families;
- driving improvements to hospital environments, or maternity wards, to make them more pleasant places for patients and their loved ones;
- identifying ways that trusts can address health inequalities in maternity care to ensure better outcomes for patients;
- ensuring that patients and their families are well-informed and empowered to play an active role in deciding what type of care they receive;
- guiding patients and families through important conversations around vaccination and improving access for pregnant women to get the COVID jab.
Misbah Mahmood, Deputy Chief Midwifery Information Officer, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals entry recognises the approach of Misbah Mahmood, DCMIO. Misbah played a leading role in the implementation of LTHT’s digital maternity care pathway and champions digital midwifery transformation at a regional and national level, supporting networking, joint problem solving and enabling the sharing of best practice.
Nominated by: Stuart Andrew MP, Richard Burgon MP, Fabian Hamilton MP and Rachel Reeves MP
Vicki Stevenson-Hornby, Pancreas Specialist Nurse
Vicki is passionate about improving pathways, supporting anyone affected by pancreatic cancer and raising awareness (including dying her hair purple for pancreatic cancer awareness month). Her nationally-recognised work has seen the average time our patients wait between referral and confirmed diagnosis fall by almost half.
Nominated by: Jake Berry MP, Nigel Evans MP, Andrew Stephenson MP and Antony Higginbotham MP
It is a pleasure and privilege to care for children with cancer. I am committed to making special memories for children, and their families, going through cancer treatment which led me to setting up the Children of Worcester Cancer Fund, raising tens of thousands of pounds to fund various social events each year.
Nominated by: Mark Garnier MP
For the last 20 years I have dedicated my career to women’s health. Now nurse consultant, I have found great fulfilment in improving services we offer to women throughout their healthcare journeys. I have contributed to this improvement by spearheading the staff cervical screening clinic and introducing a specialist menopause clinic which has ensured we offer a completely comprehensive service. My commitment extends beyond the clinical setting as I have actively supported local community groups, aiming to empower women with knowledge and resources for a healthier life.
Nominated by: Robert Buckland MP and Justin Tomlinson MP
I strive to put birthing people and their families at the heart of what I do, with a focus to improve maternity services, especially for those who face health inequalities and disparities. They deserve to be empowered, cared for with respect enabling the best outcomes.
Nominated by: Caroline Dinenage MP, Penny Mordaunt MP and Stephen Morgan MP
Carer Support Nurse
The Carer Support Nurse service assists unpaid carers to look after their health and wellbeing, and to boost their skills and confidence to care. The pilot scheme was launched to address this ‘gap’ in healthcare provision following endorsement from 100+ carers and patients and 70+ stakeholders and groups from health, social care and voluntary sectors.
Nominated by: Brandon Lewis MP
Nuru Clark, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Newham Hospital
I support women with type 2 diabetes mellitus, at preconception, during pregnancy, and immediately at post-natal. I was nominated because I provide high-quality, evidence-based, individualised care to these women, in a borough with a very high rate of type-2 diabetes generally. National Audit (NPID, Oct 2021) showed only 28% of babies born to women with diabetes at our hospital were admitted to the neonatal care unit, compared to the national figure of 45%.
Nominated by: Stephen Timms MP
The Volunteer Award
Volunteers have supported patients and staff in the NHS since its creation, doing everything from sitting with patients who are anxious or alone, to helping to provide life-saving support after a cardiac arrest. This award recognises the crucial role of volunteers in improving our health and care.
This award is for an individual, team or organisation that has supported local health and care services.
This could be through:
- Providing additional support and advice to patients
- Helping to ensure people have as high a quality of life as possible
- Helping to keep people healthy and well
- Helping to reduce inequalities
- Helping staff working in health and care
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St Oswald’s Hospice Lymphoedema Volunteers
During the pandemic this team trained and recruited 35 new Lymphoedema Support Volunteers, who accompanied nurses on home visits. Many patients felt extremely isolated during this period and welcomed the opportunity for a friendly chat and a cup of tea while they received essential treatment. Even more importantly, the volunteers helped with a range of clinical tasks including the accurate recording of information, removal and application of bandages or compression hosiery and moisturising patients’ limbs.
Nominated by: Chi Onwurah MP
Salford Royal Volunteer Dining Companions
Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust has a dedicated team of 100+ Dining Companion volunteers. So far, they have supported over 6000 patients with mealtimes helping to improve their nutrition, hydration and mood. This also provides our nursing colleagues with valuable time for other tasks.
Nominated by: Barbara Keeley MP and Rebecca Long Bailey MP
I’m Julie Hammond, a proud parent of 3 children. I have dedicated 14 amazing years to volunteering at Burton Hospital League of Friends offering absolute passion and commitment to fundraising.
Why I was nominated for the award is still a blur, all I can say is someone clearly saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself.
Nominated by: Kate Kniveton MP
Health Connect Coaching – a volunteer peer health and wellbeing service
Health Connect Coaching is a volunteer peer health and wellbeing service harnessing the incredible power of ‘peersuasion’; enabling people to optimise their own health and wellbeing self-management, by focusing on what matters to them. People say “it’s like an arm of support wrapping around you”. It’s People Power in action!
Nominated by: Kevin Foster MP and Anthony Mangnall MP
Pets As Therapy Team
The Pets As Therapy Teams at Queen Alexandra Hospital are such a key part of our Trust. They are the joy-bringers during a long shift, the calm before an operation, the help during rehabilitation. Having a furry friend and volunteer by your side whilst in hospital makes a huge difference.
Nominated by: Caroline Dinenage MP and Penny Mordaunt MP
Bedfordshire Breastfeeding Buddies – infant feeding volunteers from Bedfordshire Community Health Services (part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust)
Bedfordshire Breastfeeding Buddies offer parents vital practical and emotional peer support at drop-in groups, empowering families to reach their infant feeding goals. By improving breastfeeding rates, they contribute to better health outcomes. Buddies are immensely valued by the parents that they support, and by the staff that work alongside them.
Nominated by: Richard Fuller MP and Mohammad Yasin MP
Deborah began volunteering in the cardiology department at North Mid in October 2020. She supports the service to call patients to remind them of their appointments, informing them the time they should expect a call from the team or when to arrive for their appointment. In the period Deborah has been with North Mid, she has supported over 8,000 patients.
Nominated by: David Lammy MP
The NHS Rising Star Award
This award looks to celebrate younger members of staff, volunteers or members of the public who give up their time, lend their experiences and deliver better services for themselves and others in their area.
We are looking for young members of staff (under 30 years old) or members of local groups, such as local Healthwatches, Maternity Voices Partnerships or lay/patient representatives on NHS boards, who have worked hand in hand with local services to ensure they better meet the needs of those they serve. This award is also open to any one of the thousands of student midwives, nurses and medical students who started their careers early to support the NHS’ response to coronavirus.
This could be through:
- providing critical but constructive feedback on performance;
- donating their time and expertise to the NHS;
- augmenting the NHS’ ability to reach out to different communities;
- fundraising for new or improved facilities or treatment options.
Elise Featherstone & Rochelle Featherstone
We both pursued digital healthcare careers due to our own personal experience of being type 1 Diabetic. We are passionate about raising awareness of type 1 Diabetes and highlighting the benefits of new technologies. We advocate for improvement in accessibility of diabetes support, in the hope it will help other people independently manage their condition.
Nominated by: Robbie Moore MP
Karen began her career at Mid Cheshire Hospitals as an apprentice, before training as a Healthcare Assistant and then going on to start her degree in Nursing at Keele University, where she continues her placement in Leighton Hospital’s Emergency Dept. Karen has achieved all of this alongside being a busy mum of four.
Nominated by: Kieran Mullan MP
Sophie works for BSMHFT’s Maternal Mental Health Service and is the Trust’s only Specialist Midwife. Sophie is incredibly supportive, and her passion always shines through. She has brought new perspective and ideas to connect mental health and maternity services across Birmingham and Solihull, supporting women through pregnancy after baby loss.
Nominated by: Steve McCabe MP
Megan Jones is nominated for her professional expertise in generating outstanding fundraising results at Oxford Hospitals Charity. She is committed to the NHS, raising over £250,000 for innovations benefiting thousands of local patients, including a new Catheterisation Laboratory at Oxford Heart Centre and dementia activity trolleys across Oxford University Hospitals.
Nominated by: Robert Courts MP
Miss Courtenay Schaffer
During the COVID-19 pandemic I worked tirelessly to support the Mass Vaccs programme, which involved rota management ensuring our nurses had training and checks in place. I am trained to deliver FPP3 mask FIT testing to ensure staff are safe whilst delivering care. I am the Student Nurse Coordinator, and I often deal with complex and emotive conversations within my role. I am very compassionate in my encounters with the public and strive to support the Chief Nurse with improving services for patients.
Nominated by: Stephen Barclay MP, Paul Bristow MP, Jonathan Djanogly MP and Lucy Frazer MP
Dr Devina Maru
Devina Maru is a Doctor working in primary care is an advocate for patients with hearing loss. She develops educational resources for GPs to help reduce variations in accessibility to GP practices, promotes the Accessible Information Standard and ensures hearing loss is considered across all aspects of primary care activity including consultations and continued care. She is an entrepreneur within the healthcare space and is a founder of Health Pioneers Charity which helps reduce health and education inequalities amongst young people in the most socio-economic deprived areas. She has also been involved in health policy work around the future of primary care and is a co-founder of a national platform to discuss the future vision of general practice.
Nominated by: Tulip Siddiq MP
The Lifetime Achievement Award
For an individual who has worked within a health or care setting for 40 years or more who has left a legacy.
This award seeks to honour those who have given their life to the NHS and have left it – whether just in their area or nationally – a better service for patients and/or a better place to work for those who will follow them. We are looking for someone who has worked or volunteered within or in support of a health or care setting for 40 years or more, and who has left a lasting legacy. This award is also open to any of the thousands former NHS workers across the country who have come out of retirement to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
This could be through:
- championing diversity and inclusion at work in how the NHS treats patients;
- leading improvements in care or working conditions in challenging circumstances;
- simply bringing a smile to patients’ faces day in, day out.
I have been nominated for long service and dedication to providing the best possible service for patients of Glendale Surgery having worked for the practice since its inception on the 1st August 1979 and as practice manager for the past 40 years.
Nominated by: Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP
A Sheffield pharmacist who, for over 50 years, has run the award-winning Wicker Pharmacy – open extended hours EVERY DAY of the year and offering many cutting-edge services. He has led, trained and encouraged excellent teams with the number one aim of providing the best possible services to patients.
Nominated by: Paul Blomfield MP
Dr Clare Byrne PhD RGN, Associate Director of Nursing for Cancer at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Clare trained as a nurse in 1975 and has worked in the NHS for her entire career. Specialising in cancer services since 1995, Clare has made a huge difference to patients and those close to them following a cancer diagnosis, while also undertaking research and working to address health inequalities.
Nominated by: Paula Barker MP, Ian Byrne MP, Dan Carden MP, Ashley Dalton MP, Peter Dowd MP, Kim Johnson MP and Bill Esterson MP
Thank you for this nomination. As a young cadet nurse, I never imagined my career would last sixty years; encompassing nursing, education and staff support roles. Extending my original mental health qualifications has enabled me to support my amazing NHS colleagues through many challenging times. It has been a privilege.
Nominated by: Caroline Johnson MP
I recently retired after 50 years as a neonatal nurse in Swindon. I was part of a multidisciplinary team implementing a highly successful programme of interventions to improve outcomes for small premature babies. I also helped collect data for the National Neonatal Audit Programme, to evaluate care and drive improvement.
Nominated by: Robert Buckland MP
Qualifying as a nurse in 1984, my career then led to specialising in diabetes eye screening. Initially, as a screener grader and pioneer as screening programmes evolved, then developing into a Specialist Nurse. My role now encompasses patient care & procedures which were traditionally doctor’s roles. I diagnose, initiate treatment, and follow up patients. I am one of the first generation of nurses performing intravitreal injections and a mentor to the next generation.
Nominated by: Caroline Dinenage MP and Stephen Morgan MP
Miss Louise Allen MBBS MD MA (Cantab) FRCOphth
As a career NHS paediatric ophthalmologist in Cambridge, I am proud that a family I have looked after for many years requested this nomination. In my “spare” time, I have developed and implemented four digital innovations to reduce health inequality and improve early detection of treatable eye disease.
Nominated by: Stephen Barclay MP, Anthony Browne MP, Louise Frazer MP and Julie Marson MP
Charmaine Angela Case
I started my student nursing in 1983, I currently work as a Breast Screening Clinical Nurse Specialist at the SW London Breast Screening Unit. I previously worked as a Macmillan Breast CNS for 15 years. I am proud to be the President of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (UK) providing pastoral support to newly recruited overseas nurses from Jamaica to the UK.
Nominated by: Rosena Allin-Khan MP