Winners of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2019
The Care and Compassion Award
Kate Tantam & The ICU Rehabilitation Team, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Nominated by: Johnny Mercer MP and Luke Pollard MP
One patient said that “Being a patient in Critical Care is like chucking a hand grenade into your life – it blows everything apart “. Kate and the ICU Rehab team’s work trys to defuse that grenade, founding the international #rehablegend campaign which promotes the ‘little things’ that the inter-professional teams can do to promote and enhance recovery, and also creating a ‘Secret Garden’ to support rehabilitation in ICU, promoting positive mental health for staff, patients and loved ones.
The Excellence in Healthcare Award
Olutayo Arikawe, The Priory Community Pharmacy
Nominated by: Ian Austin MP
Olutayo Arikawe is the Superintendent pharmacist for The Priory Community Pharmacy. The pharmacy is a not-for-profit social enterprise established to serve one of the most deprived areas in Dudley. This multi award winning superstar superintendent has transformed the pharmacy to one that operates right out of the community going to pubs, libraries and shopping centres to deliver care where people are.
The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award, Supported by the Premier League
Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust South East
Nominated by: Anneliese Dodds MP, Robert Courts MP, John Howell OBE MP, Layla Moran MP, Victoria Prentis MP and Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP
The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership improves the lives of more than 6,000 people living with mental health challenges a year and brings together the very best of the NHS and charitable sector in Oxfordshire. The team offers recovery, hope and ambition to local people through a recovery programme which focus on emotional and physical care, wellbeing, education, skills, employment, financial stability and housing.
The Excellence in Primary Care Award
Ade Williams, Bedminster Pharmacy, Bristol
Nominated by: Karin Smyth MP
Ade and the Bedminster Pharmacy team are great example of pharmacists who really care about their community. He keeps in touch with GPs to improve services and is proof that when communities and clinicians work together, unstoppable improvements can occur.
RESTORE2, West Hampshire CCG, Wessex Academic Health Science Network
Nominated by: Steve Brine MP
The RESTORE2 project works with GPs and care homes, to support the early recognition and communication of physical deterioration, for residents supporting Primary Care services to ensure that people receive earlier urgent community and emergency care, in the most appropriate place, at the right time and by the most competent person.
The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
Dr Peter Buchman & the Pathway Homeless Team, Royal London Hospital
Nominated by: Jim Fitzpatrick MP
Dr Peter Buchman and the Pathway Homeless Team work to improve the healthcare of homeless people in hospital. Dr Buchman is always willing to advocate for people who are homeless for whatever their reasons. He strives to ensure that homeless hospital inpatients are not only treated with dignity and respect but also treated for the multiple issues that contribute to their vulnerability. His team works closely with colleagues to improve communication between professionals and to advocate for this vulnerable group so that no homeless person is discharged to the street or without ongoing support.
The Future NHS Award, sponsored by FUJIFILM
The Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Team led by Professor Basil Sharrack & Professor John Snowden
Nominated by: Clive Betts MP
Professor Basil Sharrack, Professor John Snowden and their team has pioneered the use of a breakthrough treatment, which is the first to significantly reverse disability of patients with active multiple sclerosis. The treatment has had a life-changing impact on a number of patients who had previously failed to respond to standard therapies, with some now able to walk, run and even dance as a result of being involved in the trial.
The Heath Equalities Award
The Safeguarding Team, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Nominated by: Richard Harrington MP
The safeguarding team work on covert operations with the police to provide safe assistance to sex workers believed to have been trafficked for sex work into the UK from Europe. They worked on the first operation to involve a health partnership with the police, to safeguard vulnerable individuals who are very hard to reach and have limited access to health care.
Chantel Palmer, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Nominated by: Kate Osamor MP
Chantel Palmer works with vulnerable pregnant mothers who suffer from substance abuse in their pregnancy to provide them with more support to give their babies the best start in life.
The Wellbeing at Work Award
Wellbeing at Work, North Bristol NHS Trust
Nominated by: Darren Jones MP
The North Bristol NHS Trust tell their staff from day one “your health is as important as our patients'" because they know that the better their staff feel, the better quality of care they can provide to their patients. Their staff wellbeing programme provides comprehensive support for mental health, physical health, and positive lifestyle choices; and in doing so has improved engagement and saved over £300,000 a year in reduced sickness costs alone.
The Volunteer of the Year Award
Aintree Hospital Volunteer End of Life Companions, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Nominated by: Dan Carden MP
Aintree Hospital Volunteer End of Life Companions offer comfort and support to dying patients and relatives at an emotionally challenging time. The Volunteers who carry out this role feel it is a privilege and an honour to be given the opportunity to ensure peace and dignity to families and patients at end of life. Being there allows exhausted relatives to get some rest with reassurance that they are supporting their loved ones. For patients without family, their presence ensures that they don’t die alone. They are such a great example of the extraordinary impact that volunteers have across the health service.
The Lifetime Achievement Award
Pamela Campbell, Solent NHS Trust
Nominated by: Royston Smith MP
Pamela’s legacy is the Homeless Healthcare Team which she which she set up in 1992. 25 years on, it is still going strong, adapting to advancements and changes in the NHS. Her absolute commitment and unwavering commitment to patients, coupled with a rigorous evidence-based approach, has given her the respect of a huge variety of people; from professionals in community and secondary care, to local authority partners and the voluntary sector. She is an absolute inspiration to those around her to care more and to do more for those members of society who are deprived and marginalised. Her approach to a holistic healthcare system is unsurpassed; it’s more than just medicine.