Staff successes celebrated at annual ceremony

Published on: 01 November 2017

Our annual staff awards ceremony took place last night at Porchester Hall, near Bayswater tube, with close to 300 staff from across the organisation coming together to celebrate their colleagues' successes.


In total, 18 awards were handed out at the glitzy event to a range of individuals and teams from our incredible staff group.
Angela Greatley, our Chair said:
 
"As ever, the standard of nominations was exceedingly high, and these awards are a perfect opportunity to recognise the work of our staff group.

"It was an honour to be at the event and hear about the success, dedication and commitment of not only our winners and those that were highly commended, but also our wider staff group. Our staff continually deliver a high-level of care to our patients and the communities we serve, and this award ceremony is an important fixture in our calendar to recognise this."

In fitting with the Hallowe'en date, the event featured a spooky theme - with some staff taking the opportunity to dress up in a frightful manner!

Of the 18 awards available, an unbelievable 400 nominations were received - making the task of the judging panel extremely difficult to pick winners for.
 

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The list of winners are as follows:

Compassion in care:
Winner: Nicky Tanner, Lead Homeless Health Nurse and the homeless health team
Highly commended: Zainab Parsons, Care Navigator in Merton

Modelling the way:
Winner: Dementia Merton and End of Life Care Team
Highly commended: Harrow Rapid Response

Preventing harm:
Winner: James Kiani-Mackintosh, Community Nursing Locality Manager in West London
Highly commended: Krupa Dave, Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist

Improving patient experience:
Winner: Harrow Respiratory Team
Highly commended: Rekha Vijayshankar, Health Visitor

Value added care:
Winner: Annabel Burkimsher, Pathway Lead
Highly commended: Chris Lovelace, Community Information Manager

Registered healthcare professional of the year - exceptional care:
Winner: Deborah Fawcett, Specialist Health Visitor (vulnerable & homeless families)
Highly commended: Rebecca Shaw, Speech and Language Therapist

Registered healthcare professional of the year - ongoing care:
Winner: Karen Hayon, Speech and Language Therapist
Highly commended: Robyn Shepherd, Occupational Therapist in Bedded Rehabilitation

Healthcare support worker of the year:
Winner: Asha Ibrahim, Stroke Review Coordinator in Barnet
Highly commended: Jenny Perry, Assistant Practitioner for Merton Falls Prevention Service.

Receptionist/administrator of the year:
Winner: Niamh McGovern, Administrator in Health Visiting at Colville Health Centre
Highly commended: Andrea Polokaova, Diabetes Healthcare Assistant

Corporate services individual/team of the year:
Winner: Liz Lubbock, Policy, Projects and Engagement Lead
Highly commended: Sam O'Shea, Patient Safety Manager for the Children's Division

Leader of the year:
Winner: Margaret MacDonald, District Nurse at Edgware
Highly commended: Denise Meredith, Occupational Therapist/Team Lead in Domiciliary Therapies and Community Rehabilitation

Emerging leader:
Winner: Jenny Horn, Lead Nurse - Urgent Treatment Centre, and Emily Karugaba, Locality Manager in West London

Improvement project of the year:
Winner: Jessie Levett, Shared Governance Program Manager
Highly commended: Sharon Kaur, recruitment director

Promoting diversity award:
Winner: Lily Stoney, Data Analyst, Sexual Health Hertfordshire

Team of the year:
Winner: Sexual Health Herts, led by Una McCann
Highly commended: Children's Community Nursing Team (CCNT)

Volunteer of the year:
Winner: Catherine Templar, volunteer at Pembridge Hospice
Patient award
Joint winners: Teresa Newcombe, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Catherine Spellman, Community Nurse in Merton

Judges Discretionary Award:
Elliot Chingoka, nurse practitioner

 

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