The Excellence in Healthcare Award
Medway NHS Foundation Trust | South East
Cancer patients at Medway NHS Foundation Trust are receiving some of the fastest access to cancer treatment in the UK after the Trust achieved the national standard in four key areas of cancer care for the first time in its history. Despite the pressures of the pandemic, staff worked hard to not only maintain normal services but actively improve the care that is provided to the community. This has meant that cancer patients in Medway and Swale have had an earlier diagnosis, faster treatment, a lower risk of complications, a better experience of care and improved outcomes. The work of the Cancer Services team led by Ellie Thomas, Cynthia Matarutse and Jeremy Davis has also led to national recognition, by taking the Trust from 128th to 8th in the country and making the Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance the best in the country.
Nominated by: Rehman Chishti MP
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | London
Dr Sadia Khan and team were nominated for work to improve pathways for cardiovascular care in hospital and in the community. This work has included new pathways and the use of technology, digtial apps and wearables. This has enabled earlier diagnosis , treatment and for care to be delivered closer to home improving outcomes, choice and patient experience.
Nominated by: Seema Malhotra MP
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust | North West
Acutely aware that any delays to cancer treatment could have severe adverse effects on outcomes for current and future patients, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Cancer Services Team established the Surgical Cancer Hub at St Helens Hospital, providing a rapid, co-ordinated response to the delivery of essential and urgent cancer surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between May 2020 and July 2021, the Surgical Cancer Hub received close to 300 referrals for urgent cancer treatment throughout the first three waves of the pandemic, for patients from right across the northwest. These were patients where it was critical that they received timely intervention. Had the Hub not been in place, due the suspension of services across the country, there would have been catastrophic delays to their treatment. The Surgical Cancer Hub was then to develop into one of the first reporting Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) in the country, and since July 2021, St Helens CDC’s activity has reached over 12,500 across a range of diagnostic modalities.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Sir George Howarth MP, Conor McGinn MP, and Marie Rimmer MP
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
Tracey is a general registered nurse who has worked in the NHS for 37 years. Having worked on various wards and units in a hospital setting for 22 years, Tracey progressed into a senior role.
In 2007, Tracey was keen to experience a new challenge, which saw her move into prison nursing. Tracey fully embedded herself in the prison healthcare system, experiencing a variety of roles and getting to know all areas before becoming a Head of Healthcare in 2013. Now, Tracey is NHFT’s Head of Specialist and Secured Services for Bedfordshire and she oversees the MDT healthcare teams at HMP Bedford and Yarl’s Wood I.R.C.
Tracey has a strong passion for prison healthcare and has bought in a number of initiatives to improve patient care and experience within prisons. She has been instrumental in building links with universities and facilitating student placements to encourage new nurses to consider prison nursing as a career path.
Tracey has improved the quality and expanded the services available to the patients, by working alongside commissioners, NHFT and her team. She has developed a strong focus on health promotion, facilitated the use of technology in an environment that was previously very cautious, and she is now looking at ways to ease the transition for patients moving from prison back into the community by piloting the reconnect service and the building bridges with community and police services.
Nominated by: Mohammad Yasin MP
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust | North East and Yorkshire
In the 11 months since we launched the new Alcohol Care Team providing a seven-day service which has supported over 2,200 patients so far.
ACT’s positive impact means we’re expanding across South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital and what we provide.
We offer specialist help, largely for alcohol dependency or patients at high risk, who come to us via our Emergency Departments or as inpatient admissions.
As a result, more than 80% have been referred for further support, while work goes beyond our hospitals through strengthened links with community services.
Nominated by: Kate Osborne MP and Bridget Phillipson MP
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust | Midlands
The Children’s Rapid Response Respiratory Service provides specialist assessment, treatment and management of children with complex physical disabilities with additional respiratory problems in the community.
This involves early specialist respiratory physiotherapy assessment and training for families, carers and schools in chest physiotherapy management strategies so they become experts in the day-to-day management of the child’s chest problems. Rapid response is also provided to children when they are acutely unwell with a chest infection to treat their illness at home preventing hospital admissions.
Nominated by: Karl McCartney MP
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust | South West
Mary strives to deliver excellence in day surgery; locally as director of the internationally renowned day surgery unit in Torbay, regionally as NHSE southwest day surgery lead, nationally as previous president of the British Association of Day Surgery and adviser to the NHSE/GIRFT team and internationally on executive committee of the international ambulatory surgery association. She is clinical lead for an innovative new orthopaedic centre in Exeter tackling the backlog in elective surgery which since opening in March has already become the leading ambulatory orthopaedic centre in the UK.
Nominated by: Anthony Mangnall MP
The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust | North East and Yorkshire
The Acute Community Service (ACS) is an innovative service development for Older Peoples Mental Health Services within Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust. The ACS offers a new solution to the demands upon inpatient beds by offering an intensive outpatient day program which facilitates safety, stabilisation and containment, improves coping skills, and restores functioning for older people during a mental health crisis. Clinical care is underpinned by a formulation-based approach to understanding service users’ needs, and provided via an MDT of Nursing, Psychology and Occupational Therapy
Nominated by: Emma Hardy MP
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust | London
When COVID-19 hit the capital in early 2020, our staff identified the need for emergency mental health services for those suffering an acute crisis. The existing model of care was not working because people suffering an acute mental health episode were often reluctant to attend emergency departments (EDs) for fear of contracting COVID-19.
The 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service (MHCAS) based at St Pancras Hospital has transformed emergency care for people in mental health crisis, by offering them a specialist emergency service away from EDs, where their needs are more quickly and effectively met by dedicated teams. On 23 March 2020 and as the UK went into lockdown, our brand-new MHCAS opened its doors to help treat the first patients – just seven days after getting approval for the service to go ahead
Overall, we have seen an 11.8% reduction in the last year of people requiring inpatient mental health admissions as a result of the service, with nearly 70% of people rating it as either Very Good or Good. There have been nearly 10,000 referrals to the service since it first opened – many of whom would otherwise have attended a hospital ED.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust | North West
Mental health professionals, police and ambulance staff in Oldham have joined forces to improve care for people experiencing a mental health crisis. A mental health practitioner and police officer jointly attend mental health crisis call outs to quickly provide the right support, in the right place, dramatically reducing attendances at A&E and 136 suites (place of safety for people detained by police). The partners are also successfully running the mental health joint response service in Bury; Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale; Stockport and Tameside.
Nominated by: Jim McMahon OBE MP
HOPE Provider Collaborative (Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, and the Priory) | South West and South East
The HOPE (Healthy Outcomes for People with Eating disorders) Adult Eating Disorder Provider Collaborative has pioneered the implementation of a revolutionary new and compassionate treatment model for people suffering with extreme, life-threatening eating disorders. It is a collaborative of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, and the Priory, working together to provide the highest level of patient care. By focusing on the patient and their wider circumstances, the collaborative enables people to recover and thrive close to their home, friends, family and as part of their community.
Nominated by: Robert Courts MP, Anneliese Dodds MP, Laura Farris MP, Sarah Green MP, Dr John Howell OBE MP, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Layla Moran MP, Victoria Prentis MP, Matt Rodda MP, Greg Smith MP, Siobhan Baillie MP, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP and Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP
Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust | Midlands
The service is designed to promote coordinated working across a range of organisations to in an effort to reduce where children risk falling between the gaps or outside the remit of mainstream services. This aims to also facilitate improved access and thus promote better health and wellbeing. The service operates a mainly consultative model where staff are supported to recognise the young person's needs and assist them in providing or accessing the most appropriate support whilst maintaining a relationship with that key worker in the child’s life.
Nominated by: Victoria Atkins MP and Matt Warman MP
Essex Partnerhsip University Foundation NHS Trust | East of England
Family Group Conference originated in New Zealand. Since the formation of Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, FGC has been developed in adult mental health (MHFGC) ensuring the concepts of social inclusion, coproduction and personalisation are central to the service. Dr Lynn Prendergast, who holds a strong belief in the involvement of service users and families in the planning and delivery of services, leads the team. The MHFGC team is small but mighty and ensures practice is collaborative linking to each individual’s humanity.
Nominated by: Will Quince MP
The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
South Central Ambulance Service | South East
The programme has helped tens of thousands of patients receive the right treatment more quickly and avoid unnecessary transfers to emergency departments.
Working closely within more integrated systems, the team has improved patient experiences with better care delivery to more patients who are being treated at home, referred directly into hospital specialities, GPs and community teams.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the initiative rapidly adapted to support the supply of home oxygen monitoring and testing kits for patients.
Nominated by: Steve Baker MP, Rob Butler MP, Dame Caroline Dineage DBE MP, Dr John Howell OBE MP, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Layla Moran MP and Stephen Morgan MP
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital Trust | Midlands
The Pocus Team is expanding boundaries by redefining emergency healthcare and delivering acute hospital care out of the traditional environment by seeing patients in their own home. With acute medical consultant decision-making in situ, supported by diagnostics including point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and blood testing, clinicians carry acute drugs to care for the patient without transfer to hospital. This aims to avoid admission to hospital, potentially a long stay away from home, and improve health outcomes for the patient.
Nominated by: Rt Hon John Spellar MP
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust | North West
Joint partnership working between Mersey Care, North West Ambulance Service, Merseyside Police and British Transport Police has been second to none. The triage car team helps responses with a mental health professional who supports with the service user’s issues, during what is often a challenging crisis period within a community setting. The specialist mental health skills allow for assessment, treatment and pathway support at the initial point of crisis. Since its introduction a safer response is provided by assessing the person at the scene and diverting them somewhere aligned to their issues, therefore supporting effective use of Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and reducing detentions under the Act.
Nominated by: Dan Carden MP
Airedale General Hospital and Bradford Royal Infirmary | North East and Yorkshire
MAST comprises of three VCS organisations working in partnership, each bringing expertise in their own specialist area. The MAST team work within our acute and community settings, aiming to reduce the pressure experienced by emergency departments by providing specialist support to individuals who present with a variety of non-urgent health or care needs.
Our place nominated MAST due to the impact they have on individuals feeling empowered and confident to manage their needs in ways that work for them.
Nominated by: Robbie Moore MP and Naz Shah MP
North Bristol NHS Trust | South West
The Mental Health Assessment Team have improved the management and treatment of patients who present to the Emergency Department with low-acuity, primary mental health complaints. Clinicians refer patients into a clinic in a private space away from the Emergency Department, for extended assessment from a mental health specialist with solution-focused engagement and next steps that include signposting, referral to recovery, a GP letter and actions or crisis team referral.
Nominated by: Darren Jones MP
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
The Trigger Response team based at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford developed an innovative programme to ensure staff received their resuscitation training whilst caring for patients with COVID-19 in a busy department.
They practised a rolling simulation programme where they attend a ward without prior notice and created a resuscitation simulation scenario. This meant that crucial staff training could continue, boosting morale and improving care for some of the sickest patients at the hospital.
They organised a ‘Basic life support and deteriorating patient awareness week’, which informed other departments and reassured patients and relatives.
The team also supported the safe transfer of COVID patients between Intensive Care Units during the pandemic, ensuring there was capacity to admit patients during times of high demand.
Nominated by: Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP
Kingston Hospital NHs Foundation Trust | London
The Acute ED Frailty service is a multi-disciplinary team primarily based within the Emergency Department and Clinical Decision Unit at Kingston Hospital.
The Frailty team works in the background, ensuring elderly patients are fully assessed and safe to be discharged, and preventing admissions by making sure support is available. The team includes a Geriatrician, SpR Frailty Registrar, Frailty Nurse Consultant, Frailty Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Pharmacist.
Between 77% and 90% of patients seen by the frailty team at Kingston Hospital are discharged home, which alleviates pressure on the whole hospital system, by reducing the risks associated with acute admission of older people with frailty, which include deconditioning, delirium, increased mortality, and long lengths of stay.
Nominated by: Sarah Olney MP
The Excellence in Primary Care and Community Care Award
Chester | North West
We are a committed, highly motivated General Practice team working to reach, enable and provide our patients experiencing homelessness with health and wellbeing services. We offer GP and nurse appointments as well as a successful in house dietetic, chiropody, counselling, optician and mental health services. Regular multiagency working across health, social, statutory and third sector services facilitates our holistic approach. A priority has been to provide safe spaces for vulnerable women and to develop a sexual assault referral pathway. During the pandemic we continued to work creatively to maintain face to face services, to increase vaccine uptake and to reach “Everyone In”.
Nominated by: Christ Matheson MP
Sirona Care and Health | South West
During the pandemic, 250 asylum seekers were moved to Bristol. Within 24 hours, Anne and her team received numerous calls for help. Refugees had arrived in the country with no more than the clothes on their backs, some suffering from serious health issues, heavily pregnant women and very young children. Anne galvanized the support of many health and third sector organisations to ensure the health needs for this group of hugely vulnerable people, many of whom were unable to speak or understand English, were met and they were able to access the NHS support they desperately needed. With very little resource, she set up a make shift clinic in their place of residence, and for the subsequent 11 months ran a health clinic offering vital and, in some cases, lifesaving support. As the refugees continued to arrive, the make shift clinic dealt with many suicide attempts, Covid outbreaks, TB and many more complex health issues. Without Anne’s, support determination and passion for championing these patients, this group of vulnerable people would have had much poorer health outcomes.
The work of Anne and her team continues today as they care for refugees from around the world including from Ukraine.
Anne is highly regarded by those she supports and also by her colleagues. In the words of one them “she does a fantastic job in difficult circumstances and the individuals and families are lucky to have her working on their behalf”
Nominated by: Darren Jones MP and Karin SMyth MP
Barnardo's | North East and Yorkshire
Barnardo’s LINK works with young people aged 5-19 across three Primary Care Network (PCN) areas in Cumbria.
Children’s charity Barnardo’s and the PCNs work closely together to support the mental wellbeing of young people through local community activities.
The LINK team empowers young people to explore what matters to them and set personalised goals, increasing confidence, self-esteem and equipping them with the skills needed to manage the challenges of life.
Nominated by: Dr Neil Hudson MP and Mark Jenkinson MP
The University of Nottingham Health Service | Midlands
The University of Nottingham Health Service – Cripps Health Centre, has a long history of providing both excellence in patient care and also carrying out research in primary care. As a research site supporting the delivery of large scale vaccine trials at pace and scale, and as a primary care site supporting a large part of the City and County, the team have worked tirelessly in supporting patients and colleagues both locally and nationally. We believe that General Practice has a huge role to play in supporting clinical research and encouraging take up from local communities in a setting familiar and accessible to them. We are proud to be leading the way in removing barriers for taking part whilst also improving the clinical skills, knowledge, recruitment and retention of our clinical team.
Nominated by: Alex Norris MP
Thanet Health Community Interest Company | South East
The Home Visiting Service (HVS) and the Complex Acute Response Team (C-Art) have been designed to enable patients to be cared for in both their own homes and in Care Homes. This group of patients includes those who are unable to visit their local GP surgery, and those who are at risk of being admitted to hospital due to the complex needs they have. The teams have been nominated for the Award because we believe they represent examples of excellence in the delivery of primary care to some of the most vulnerable patients in our community. The C-Art service is provided by Thanet Health CIC in partnership with Kent Community Health Community Foundation Trust.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Sir Roger Gale MP
Portland Surgery | East of England
Claire Alajooz is an example of the impact a passionate, patient-centred clinician can have within our great NHS.
She was the first class of London Physician Associates and has been trail-blazing the profession since, proving the value of this role.
Her work inspired the late Sir Tom Moore and she leads by example – being the positive changes she wishes to see transpire.
She has demonstrably improved collaboration between primary and secondary services, adopting new pathways to coordinate and facilitate care.
Nominated by: Stephen McPartland MP
East London NHS Foundation Trust
The Homeless and Vulnerable Person Outreach Service team was formed in May 2020. This was in response to the 'Everyone In' government policy initiative, implemented to provide temporary accommodation for everyone experiencing rough sleeping and a range of other forms of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary aim of this initiative was to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on people facing homelessness and prevent deaths. The team successfully managed to connect and build relationships with historically non-engaging patients or patients not registered with The Greenhouse Practice (Hackney), Newham Transitional Practice (Newham), or Health E1 (Tower Hamlets) within two years, while providing health-related interventions, improving their quality of life, and making access easier. The team also looks after asylum seekers across the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, and City & Hackney and refugees under the Afghan resettlement scheme in the City of London. The HVPOS team is proud to say that they have been laying the foundations to address health inequalities in primary care and improve access for anyone struggling with rough sleeping or any other forms of homelessness.
Nominated by: Dame Meg Hillier DBE MP
The Future NHS Award
South West London CCG | London
The Proactive Anticipatory Care (PAC) Model has been developed in conjunction with system partners in response to increased demand across health and social care. The MDT-focused model improves the identification and support of people with rising health and social care risks and complexities. PAC aims to improve the lives of patients by utilising a patient-centred approach and enabling professionals to work collaboratively towards a shared goal. The goal is to support people to stay at home longer and feel more resilient.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey MP and Sarah Olney MP
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | North East and Yorkshire
The Cystic Fibrosis Digital learning health system habit hub brings together 50% of English Adult CF units creating a community of practice learning together how to empower people with CF to create habits of preventative self-care. With ~£8 million in investment and user co-production the platform was proven in a 19 centre 607 participant randomised trial to significantly increase habit whilst dropping the burden of preventative self-care. The system supports patient centred system improvement and real time health technology assessment.
Nominated by: Olivia Blake MP
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust | Midlands
From seeing the benefits digital technology was bringing to our patients, we identified that many people were excluded from these benefits due to barriers such as lack of access to equipment and digital skills. To overcome these barriers, we supplied easy to use equipment and suitable digital support.
We were nominated as this work has such a significant impact to those previously digitally excluded people, who are now enjoying many benefits, including increased access to care and reduced social isolation.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals | North West
Professor Shondipon Laha, Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesia at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Treasurer of the national Intensive Care Society and an Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Central Lancashire, has been nominated for the Future NHS award for his commitment to improving health care, championing research, and introducing innovative ideas throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Laha has demonstrated that collaboration between digital, technical, and healthcare companies, alongside clinical and scientific experts in the NHS can enhance healthcare innovation at record pace to improve the treatment and care of patients most in need.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Nigel Evans MP, Katherine Fletcher MP, Sir Mark Hendrick MP, Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP
East Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
Subash Vasudevan is a consultant surgeon and the Trust lead for medical innovation. He has pioneered robotic surgery at Eat Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT)and recently featured in the trailblazing BBC 2 series Your Body Uncovered with patient Janet.
The £2.5m Davinci Xi surgical robot was introduced 12 months ago. Since then, Subash and his colleague surgeons have used it to successfully carry out minimally-invasive colon, rectal and gynaecological cancer operations, as well as procedures. The technology allows surgeons to complete these complex operations by keyhole surgery, which in turn has resulted in reduced conversion to open surgery, less post-operative pain and earlier discharge from hospital.
Nominated by: Will Quince MP
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston | South West
The Bristol Eye Hospital (BEH) Diagnostic Assessment Hub (Hub) Project team has implemented an assessment service for chronic irreversible sight threatening eye conditions. The service was established sequentially by adapting three different locations, not originally intended for this type of care. This achievement was delivered by dedicated BEH staff that form the 'Hub' Project Team, incorporating a full range of proactive staff working as a highly effective team to find pragmatic solutions for the challenges encountered.
Nominated by: John Penrose MP and Karin Smyth MP
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust | South East
The introduction of an automated bed management system has provided MTW with the ability to manage its patient flow more effectively, significantly improve its bed turnaround times and provide patients with the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The system now provides the Care Coordination Team with real-time bed visibility across six hospitals 24/7. It ensures no patient has to wait for the care they need and frees up clinical staff time.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
The Health Equalities Award
North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group | East of England
The SHELLS (Shelter & Health EnListing Local Support) SOS bus is an outreach model, designed to support the homeless community in North East Essex and operates with partner agencies to provide access to Health, Advocation, Mental Health Nursing, Social Prescribing, Housing Authority Outreach teams, Drug and Alcohol support and signposting to all other local services.
The SOS Bus is an Innovation of service delivery – working on a taboo subject that has not been hidden behind closed doors, but taken to the heart of the community to provide wrap around support. There is no appointment made, no judgement, just instant support and access to services that makes a huge difference to the resident.
The outcomes from the project have reduced inequalities for some of the most vulnerable people in our community, whilst bringing together partner agencies to deliver a one stop shop approach to crisis, which has been quoted by the recipients as saving their life!
Nominated by: Giles Watling MP
Airedale Wharfedale and Craven Primary Care Network and Keighley VCS Organisations | North East and Yorkshire
The Modality Community Health Team was set up to address the health inequalities in our local areas and get communities fully involved in getting people the health care they need. We have been to Mosques, Churches, Colleges, Community centres and Shopping centres! This innovative way of working has already had outstanding results and we look forward to rolling out the work across our district and the country.
Nominated by: Robbie Moore MP
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust | North West
The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service (MCISS) at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust discovered that its service was significantly underutilised by the Asian community. They have subsequently carried out a significant amount of work to reach out to this community, seeing over 30 percent more Asian people now coming to them for help and information following a cancer diagnosis.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Jake Berry MP
Alliance for Better Care | South East
In December 2020, GP Federation, Alliance for Better Care (ABC), was tasked with running the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Crawley, East Surrey and Mid-Sussex. Throughout 2021 and beyond, it has run an extensive community engagement programme - led by its Outreach Team - that aims to better understand the needs and concerns of its communities and ensure equal access to vaccinations and ongoing Primary Care.
Nominated by: Henry Smith MP
Whittington Health NHS Trust | London
See ME First is an NHS initiative launched during the Covid-19 pandemic. Created by staff for the betterment of all staff to equitably achieve their potential without barriers and for patients to be seen without judgment and challenging health inequalities.
See ME First is based on the ideology of Martin Luther King Jr. 1963 I have a dream speech, “that people should not be judged by the colour of our skin but by the content of their character”.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP
NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG | Midlands
Over 12 months, the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Covid-19 Vaccination Team administered over 1.8 million Covid-19 vaccines to a population of 800,888. A 95% first dose uptake was the second-highest in the country. The team delivered at an incredible pace to meet the urgent response required to protect its population against multiple Covid-19 variants.
Nominated by: Mark Garnier MP, Nigel Huddlestone MP, Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Rachel Maclean MP, Robin Walker MP and Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP
Devon CCG | South West
The Devon system Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team is leading the way in the South West to support people from all communities to access good healthcare and ensure staff from diverse groups have equal career opportunities in inclusive working environments. Partnership working with local populations saw over 50,000 people from diverse communities receive their Covid-19 vaccinations. The trust that is building between communities and statutory services is reducing health inequalities to ensure everyone in Devon lives longer, happier, healthier lives.
Nominated by: Luke Pollard MP
The Nursing and Midwifery Award
South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust | Midlands
Emma-Louise Evans is a Nursery Nurse on the special care baby unit at Warwick hospital. For the past 4 years she has been the lead for the Bliss baby charter. This charter is a framework for neonatal units to assess the quality of the family-centred care they deliver. After their final assessment in May 2022 they were awarded full gold accreditation. There are only 10 other units in the UK to achieve this, something which Emma-Louise is incredibly proud of.
Nominated by: Matt Western MP
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust | East of England
Cath Slater is the Deputy Director of Nursing at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT), which is headquartered in Welwyn Garden City.
Cath is well-respected across the organisation. She is passionate about nursing and compassionate in her work and is continually looking at ways to support staff and improve clinical practice.
Cath also works clinically and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has worked tirelessly in the inpatient areas and with various clinical teams supporting in the provision of clinical care. Cath has taken forward new initiatives across the Trust to ultimately improve care for patients, supporting debriefs after incidents, undertaking skill mix reviews and taking learning forward from other areas of clinical practice.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | North West
WHHNHS became the first Trust in England to achieve 100% continuity of carer for all births - positively impacting nearly 3K women and their babies and families since then. Midwives have moved out of GP surgeries and women are seen in the communities where they live with a named midwife and measures in place across all pathways to ensure continuity is maintained. Five mixed-risk teams have been launched and are delivering better outcomes, every time. This is critical for our local communities where we know that babies born to mothers in the most deprived quintile have a 30% increased risk of neonatal mortality and the gap between the most deprived and the least deprived quintiles is widening.
Nominated by: Charlotte Nichols MP
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust | North East and Yorkshire
Launched during the pandemic, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s Rowan Team is proud to bring birth back to the University Hospital of Hartlepool in their relaunched Birthing Centre.
The Rowan Team provide the very best ‘Continuity of Carer’ throughout all stages of pregnancy, birth and beyond in accordance with the Maternity Transformation Programme. The team are improving outcomes for the women in their care and offering choice of place of birth to women in Hartlepool.
Nominated by: Jill Mortimer MP
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust | London
Belinda qualified as a registered nurse in 2010 and her first nursing role was working on a cardiology ward. She progressed to working in intensive care nursing, and then moved into her current role as a resuscitation practitioner at North Mid.
She is currently undertaking a Chief Nurse Fellowship at North Mid, a highly competitive programme which supports potential nurse leaders to lead on quality improvement projects alongside clinical roles. Belinda’s project incorporates her central role in delivering our ABC Parents (Achieving a Better Community) outreach programme This programme of parent education workshops was developed out of her desire to give new parents, with little or no knowledge around child health, the confidence to care for their child’s common illnesses as well as provide lifesaving skills.
Nominated by: Feryal Clark MP
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | South West
We’re Great Western Hospital’s two Admiral dementia specialist nurses, working both within the hospital and in the community of Swindon. We represent the charity Dementia UK and our main role is providing support to families and carers who are caring for an individual with a diagnosis of dementia and by supporting best practice throughout the Trust to enhanced person centred care. We’re delighted to receive this award on behalf of our service but also for the carers who are the real heroes providing exceptional care in often complex circumstances.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KBE QC MP
East Kent Hospitals | South East
Deal Ward, The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate led by ward manager Stacey Perry have been awarded regional winners in the category nursing and midwifery in the NHS parliamentary awards 2022 and have therefore been shortlisted for the national award.
Stacey made many changes when she became ward manager on Deal ward to improve patient care this included looking at why there was a high rate in patient falls this helped us make changes as a team to reduce falls. Our falls have been reduced by over 50% and therefore reduced harm to patients. The team ensure there is a nurse present in patient areas at all times to observe and assist to provide care quickly when needed. The team have also made improvements to reduce medical emergency calls by early recognition and escalation of deteriorating patients. The team are happy and the ward is a positive environment for both patients and staff.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Sir Roger Gale MP
The COVID Response Award
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Clinical Psychology Team at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH) moved incredibly quickly to establish a virtual service for patients: offering telephone and virtual appointments and eliminating the need for them to come into hospital for psychological support.
Importantly, however, the team took the collective decision to remain on-site at QEH – continuing to support inpatients and those in hospital with COVID-19, while maintaining infection prevention and control measures. The decision to remain on-site enabled the team to provide the most effective face-to-face care for those in greatest need.
The decision also meant that the team recognised, adapted, and transformed their service to care for a whole new cohort of patients: to respond to the unmet psychological needs of QEH staff.
Nominated by: James Wild MP
Surrey Heath Primary Care Network | South East
A rapid, multi-agency approach involving NHS, GP practices, local authority and the voluntary sector, has established an efficient, high-performing Covid-19 vaccination service for the people of Surrey Heath and fostered positive ongoing relationships between partners.
Special arrangements support vulnerable people and people with disabilities, with outreach clinics for ‘hard to reach’ groups. The service has helped vaccinate 97% of those most vulnerable in our local population and more than 212,000 doses have been delivered to the eligible population so far.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust | London
Domestic Services Manager Margaret Harris and her team have throughout the pandemic played a vital role in ensuring we can deliver safe, effective care and helping us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the hospital.
When COVID-19 arrived in the UK, the work of the domestics increased significantly and there was a constant demand for rooms, side rooms and wards to be cleaned or deep cleaned as the hospital managed varying patient cohorts and separated patients with COVID-19 from those who didn’t have the virus.
Margaret is always quick to deliver whatever is demanded of her and her team and she does so without any complaint. Whenever more scrubs are needed, she provides them without fuss. When we need a transfer team to get covid patients from one part of the hospital to another, she does so quickly and efficiently – a team made up of a nurse, a porter and cleaner working together to ensure patients are moved safely and quickly. She is an inspiring leader who supports her team to deliver the very best care.
Nominated by: Tulip Siddiq MP
Barnsley Hospital | North East and Yorkshire
This project addressed the supply of oxygen to patients, a critical issue during the pandemic. Oxygen treatment was key to care for patients with Covid-19, as such the demand tripled.
With surging demand & limited capacity/supply of oxygen, we required real-time data at patient level. We established a multi-disciplinary team, led by the estates team to create new systems rapidly, enabling the trust to maintain quality of patient care which was the reason we went for the COVID response award.
Nominated by: Dan Jarvis MBE MP, Rt Hon John Healey MP, Stephanie Peacock MP, Miriam Cates MP
Salford Royal Hospital | North West
People with learning disabilities face serious health inequalities, with death rates from Covid-19 estimated to be four times higher than that of the general population. There was a determination in Salford that having a learning disability would not be a barrier to accessing a Covid vaccination.
Working collaboratively, staff from Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford’s Adult Learning Disability Team, at Salford Care Organisation (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust), Salford Primary Care Together and GP practices across the City came together to support an initiative to deliver the vaccine to adults with a learning disability. Working in a flexible, imaginative and person-centred way, the community vaccine programme was tailored to meet the individual needs of this very vulnerable group.
Nominated by: Barbara Keeley MP
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust | Midlands
The specialist vaccination team at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have delivered COVID vaccinations in innovative, person-centred ways to ensure that people who struggle to use large vaccination centres – including those with a learning disability and/or neurodiversity like Autism, and those with a severe mental illness – have been able to receive their COVID-19 vaccines in an environment that suits their needs.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Dame Margaret Beckett DBE MP, Toby Perkins MP, Amanda Solloway MP
NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group | South West
Currently Chief nursing officer and Caldicott Guardian for the Devon NHS system and the Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, Darryn has also been the Strategic Nursing Officer for the Nightingale Exeter and Senior responsible officer for Covid vaccination programme through the pandemic. With over 27 years’ experience across many Healthcare settings and has worked a Executive level for the last 7 years.
Nominated by: Sir Geoffrey Cox MP
The NHS Rising Star Award
North West Anglia NHS Foudation Trust | East of England
Since 2014 I have undertaken many roles within Peterborough City Hospital, including Catering Assistant, Housekeeper, Health Care Assistant, Student Nurse and finally, qualified Nursing Associate. Throughout my time within these roles, I found I was treated differently depending on the uniform I was wearing. I created the campaign I’m Not Just to raise awareness to the fact we all play vital roles within the NHS and are all deserving of equal respect.
Nominated by: Paul Bristow MP
North Bristol NHS Trust | South West
Laura Herlily is a senior dietitian who began working here at North Bristol NHS Trust after qualifying in 2018. For the last year she has been piloting an Advanced Enteral Feeding Practitioner role, to understand how the skills of a Dietitian can be used to support gastrostomy patients. This was the first of its kind in the Trust. The role has been acknowledged across the hospital and vital links between primary and secondary care strengthened to improve patient care.
Nominated by: Darren Jones MP
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust | North East and Yorkshire
Jodi is a Child Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner working within the community in the CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Early Intervention Service. Her nomination recognises her work with children and young people and her contribution to developing an effective, timely and patient centred support for families.
Nominated by: Graham Stuart MP
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust | Midlands
ZeZe is a young person with lived experience of autism, psychosis and personality disorder. Her main experience was in CAMHS inpatient psychiatric intensive care and children’s secure units after being a Looked After Child. ZeZe’s experience of trauma whilst also being a person of colour is something she advocates for and raises awareness about. Her trauma was of her family not understanding self harm and autism, leading to an exorcism being performed which caused a great deal of distress.
Now ZeZe is a mental health activist, advocating for improved service provision for CAMHS services and is employed by Forward Thinking Birmingham. She works as an Executive at the International Association for Youth mental Health.
She is a research advisor at the Institute for Mental Health As well as this, ZeZe is a public speaker, having spoken at a Tedx event. She has helped co design an international campaign on complex trauma, speaking at several high profile events about intersectionality in complex trauma as well as having transformative discussions with faith leaders.ZeZe is looking to set up a charity for young people with autism to support their mental health.
Nominated by: Steve McCabe MP
R;pple Suicide Prevention | South East
Alice lost her brother, Josh, in November 2020 to suicide. After examining Josh’s devices, Alice found Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. To ensure support is provided to individuals in crisis and searching for harmful content online, Alice set up R;pple; a digital tool, which if a user searches for harmful content, they will be guided through breathing exercises and then calmly presented mental health services accessible now longer term.
Nominated by: Dame Caroline Dineage DBE MP
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | North West
Emma Larne joined the NHS as a band 2 in 2015. Driven by a desire to help people, Emma said “what better way to help people than working for the NHS?”Inspired by her parents and teachers at her school, Emma completed both a Biomedical Science degree and Biomedical Sciences Masters with a Specialism in Clinical Chemistry. Emma wants to thank her parents for their role in her success. Her mum, who gave up her career to support Emma through school - and to her nuclear engineer dad who was always around to help with homework and career advice. Emma has also been supported by fantastic female managers - to whom she feels she owes a lot of her achievements. Emma has now been in the NHS for seven years, and has been instrumental in developing one of the country’s best COVID-19 testing services over the last few years.
Nominated by: Paula Barker MP, Dan Carden MP, Peter Dowd MP, Kim Johnson MP, and Rt Hon Sir George Howarth MP
Barts Health NHS Trust | London
Over the course of the pandemic, Dr Jahangir Alom (often known as Jingy) advocated for better safety measures for ethnic minority communities and later became a trusted voice for COVID19 vaccines. He has contributed to several policy papers advising health authorities on their COVID19 strategy. Jahangir collaborated with social media influencers, faith leaders and community activists to support people in making their vaccine decision. He delivered the engagement strategy at NHS England that saw over 147,000 of the most hesitant healthcare workers take up the vaccine.
Nominated by: Rushanara Ali MP
The Lifetime Achievement Award
University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust | Midlands
Prof. Harminder S. Dua, is currently serving the NHS as Professor and Consultant Ophthalmologist, University of Nottingham and NUH Trust. His clinical and surgical innovations have changed practice across the world, his research is internationally acclaimed and variously recognised including the Times Higher Education Award (2014). He has served as President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, President of European professional organisations, EVER and EuCornea, Editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Ophthalmology, High Sheriff of Nottighamshire (2021-22) and is currently Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. He is the recipient of the Rotary International Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award (2012-13) and the Lions international foundation Melvin Jones Fellowship for Humanitarian work (2019-20).
Nominated by: Darren Henry MP
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | North East and Yorkshire
Jackie worked for NHS for over 47 years, as domestic supervisor, senior supervisor, assistant manager to Hotel Services Manager for the RVI.
Two years of a pandemic was particularly difficult Jackie was challenged managing hundreds of outbreaks and thousands of Healthcare Associated Infectious cleans, but always managed a smile, good humour and made time for her team. Leading from the front as a true leader should, well respected by peers, managers infection control and the 420 + staff Jackie managed.
Nominated by: Chi Onwurah MP
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust | South West
Sam Clark-Stone began training as a mental health nurse in 1978. He worked in acute psychiatry and then led a CMHT, where he developed his special interest in eating disorders. In 1996 he moved to Gloucestershire, where he has led and developed the Eating Disorders Service ever since. His enthusiasm and initiatives for staff support and training, innovative care services and contributions to developments within the national eating disorders community have led to his nomination for this award.
Nominated by: Alex Chalk QC MP
St Helen's and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust | North West
Ann Marr OBE has served the NHS in Merseyside for over 35 years and was nominated for the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for her inspiring leadership, and her commitment to delivering consistently high quality care and an excellent patient experience. Her pride in the NHS starts with the people that serve it, and by prioritising the care of staff as well as patients, Ann has been able to deliver outstanding outcomes for thousands of people in her local community.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Sir George Howarth MP, Conor McGinn MP, Marie Rimmer MP and Derek Twigg MP
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust | South East
Dr Edmund Neville qualified as a doctor from Guy’s Hospital in 1970. He trained around the country before becoming a consultant physician in Portsmouth in 1983. He has always believed that patients should receive the best possible treatment delivered by kind, and well informed, health care professionals. He has therefore spent his career promoting and delivering education for doctors, nurses and other colleagues.
Dr Neville led the development of the curriculum for the first foundation programme for doctors starting their careers, which majored on safe, patient centered care and high level communication skills. This has subsequently been mirrored in all other medical curricula.
The highlight of his working week is the teaching that he is still privileged to deliver.
Nominated by: Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP and Stephen Morgan MP
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
Celia has served 43 years in the NHS in Peterborough, first as an emergency nurse and now as the emergency preparedness lead for her local hospitals. Celia's vital support in managing incident control rooms has most recently ensured strong leadership in her Trust's Covid-19 response. She has been an invaluable colleague prior to that though, managing countless major incidents, and relocating a 600+ bed hospital in 2010. Celia inspires and mentors others, teaching a highly-respected hospital major incident course to health colleagues across the UK and internationally.
Nominated by: Paul Bristow MP
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust | London
Helen has been a nurse for 40 years and has held roles including midwife, district nurse and matron, and has been honoured as a Queen’s Nurse in recognition of her commitment to high standards. She spent five years managing a community health project in India and continues to support projects in Nepal. Alongside her strategic responsibilities, Helen always makes time to talk to patients and their families to get feedback on their care and to identify any improvements.
Nominated by: Bambos Charalambous MP and Kate Osamor MP